ACL flondola? glatcar? (was Re: 40 ft gons)



The correct answer is yes, this is the car the Tichy model is trying to represent. I think the Tichy model is very, very close. The big problem with the Tichy representation is that the fishbelly center-sills are too deep for the ACL cars. It's not a huge problem but I think it's clearly noticeable when comparing the model to the prototype.

John Golden
Bloomington, IN

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Am I missing something? Both have 10 stake pockets, fishbelly u/f,
short sides... Perhaps I should have asked "Is this the car Tichy
is -trying- to represent"? (Since the Tichy flat car kit was based
on an NC&StL prototype.) The sides on the prototype have been
replaced with steel but that was a common upgrade to composite
freight cars. (The photo is from 1972.)

Tim O'Connor

Not the same. See the Tichy car here.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>wrote:

Is this ACL P-11-[?] similar/same as the Tichy kit? Were these
originally plain flat cars and then converted to this?

Tim O'Connor

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