Re: model flat car weight was Union Pacific flat cars


Bruce wrote:

"Weight is definitely an issue with flat cars. My sunshine PRR F30A is perhaps the lightest car I
have ever seen and there was no way I wanted to hide any of the beautiful underbody work.
Obviously, metal trucks help, and of course loads, but there is always that desire to have a few
empties too. Sitting at the crossing, waiting for a CSX freight to go by on my way back from lunch
today I was reminded that the prototype has a similar problem, and as a consequence tends to
run empties at the end of the train."

What is the problem that model railroading has with multi media kits? The obvious solution is the do
a cast metal underframe to add weight to model kits yet we insist on doing them in resin or styrene.

Eric Petersson

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