Garrett W. Rea <Garrett.Rea@...>
Bruce, Mont et al:
Don't make the same mistake I did. The NC car is black with whitewith
white lettering and only when I inquired of NC authority StevenJohnson
did I learn of my error.I spoke with Steve Johnson at lenght about these and other cars this
past April before James Bilbrey and I put together our NC&StL freight
car modelling clinc and thick booklet this past May. Steve's
comments than and again this weekend along with builder and in-
service photo review still steer us to oxide red for the cars. NC
cars also had their trucks painted when new so they will cast the
One of the photos was taken in TN back during WWII with AC&F tanks
(the armored military type) as a load.
I've been working on a couple Tichy 40' flat car kits (AC&F, 1923NC&StL
prototype) and I have decided to model one as an NC&StL car and oneas a
CN car. My question is what trucks are appropriate for these carscirca
1944?There were actually two classes:
The ones you mention are the FM-8, 70100-70199, built by AC&F in 1923.
The others were FM-9, 70200-70299, built by AC&F in 1926.
The FM-8s used Standard ARA trucks, James used the Accurail ones.
The FM-9s used Dahlman trucks, I used the ECW ones.
All of this info comes from NC&StL diagram sheets and builder's
The only mod to the kit is adding end stake pockets, I just cut holes
in the deck during assemlby for this.
There is a builders photo of NC&StL at the RPI (pay) site
package (4 visible with the center 2 protruding more). I would