NC&StL (was G N) Flat Cars

Bob Kutella

--- In STMFC@..., "trolleycar68" <68trolley@...> wrote:
Stay tuned, I may come begging here yet again.

A friend (and member here) scanned the insert in the set of Champ decals that I have ordered. The immediate question is do any of you know what color the TICHY flat car kits were painted for this road? The info on the decal sheet suggests black or iron oxide, but not which one. I could start painting now while waiting for the mail.

The sheet also suggests a number of 70229; do any of you know if this is a correct number or the series the cars may have had?

The kit in question is sold by TICHY as their Kit 4021 and is said to be a 40' fifty ton flat car and has straight side sills, not fishbelly. The claim is that it was built by AC&F in 1928 for the NC&StL.

At this point it is obvious to me not to assume anything or to trust to how things might be described by someone selling that item. The current example is the set of decals from Portland Car & Foundry cataloged as a GN set FOR THIS KIT, when I now find out the GN never had any such cars, and the decal sheet lettering is sized and arranged that it CANNOT be applied to the car.

I do not want to be a pest tying up the message board here so if this is too detailed a question or inappropriate please send an e mail response.

Thanks again

Bob Kutella

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