Re: DCFC's [Was: PRR X-29's, NYC Lot 486 . . .]
I kitbashed a 125 ton DCFC from two Bachmann flats which turned out horrible...the end decks arch upward because I thought I was being smart and keep portions of the Bachmann curved weights in the car. I need to break the car apart and repair it, someday. A 200 ton DCFC can be built from a modified kit Walthers produced years back. Walthers has made two versions of high capacity DCFC's. The later (still in production, I think) version represents a later car of welded construction rather than steel castings, I believe. The earlier kit is a good starting point for a GSC car.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
It was great when the ECW 90 ton kits were around as the deck plates and brake stands were very useful for other cars. The E&P models are indeed beautiful, but they went for more than a brass caboose when new and I couldn't afford one now (well, I could, but I'd rather buy a bunch of cars for that money than only one...)
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From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 2:43 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Cars we need [Was: PRR X-29's, NYC Lot 486 . . .]
Todd Horton wrote
>The GSC flats were done in brass many years ago. I have two of those and they're really nice. I don't recall whoÂ the builder or importer was. It would be n eat to see them done in plastic. The C of G had 5 of them, they were all assembled in their shops basically from kits
E&P did some of them in brass -- there are detail differences between
prototypes -- the decks could be wood, steel, or a combination, and some
had built-in tie down devices while some did not. Also early trucks were
plain bearing while some later cars received roller bearings.
The E&P models are beautiful. They fetch high prices now -- saw a NYC
model go for $353 (unpainted!) on Ebay last November.
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