ACY 175-194 flatcars


Richard Townsend
 

I'm looking for photos of the 42' flatcars owned by the AC&Y, numbered 175 to 194. Is there an accurate model of these cars in HO?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


John Sykes III
 

I could be wrong, but isn't that the Tichy model?

-- John


Richard Townsend
 

I'm hoping it is (or the Red Caboose flat is) but I have not found anything that confirms it.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ACY 175-194 flatcars

I could be wrong, but isn't that the Tichy model?

-- John


James Brewer
 

I believe the Tichy model is based on a NC&StL prototype.

Jim Brewer

On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 5:56 PM Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
I'm hoping it is (or the Red Caboose flat is) but I have not found anything that confirms it.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ACY 175-194 flatcars

I could be wrong, but isn't that the Tichy model?

-- John


Philip Dove
 

The Tichy model is based on a car built by  ACF for NC&StL. I beleive it was typical of flat cars made for a number of roads. ERTL made a rtr version of this car that is identical l have both. I will go and look up my meagre references to see if l can find out more. 


Philip Dove
 

The Tichy /Gould kit was for a NC&StL ACF built car from 1923. JohnNehrich in NEB&W Guide to Steam-era freight car modeling, part B says the car "became in effect the ACF standard flat," He makes no mention of the ACY having any of these cars. The Champ decal set HC-646 for this car includes road names for 8 roads but not ACY. Richard Hendrickson wrote an article about the ACF built cars in the June 1993 Rail model Journal.


Bob Weston
 

Richard I don't have a photo of the AC&Y flats in question but I do have the following information from the defunct  ACY Historical Society. There were a total of 16 cars in the number series 175-194.They were all steel with a wood floor and were 42'1" in length. They were built in 1923, no builder info available and leased by the AC&Y in 1957 from NEL Corporation. They were on the roster until 1966.  Bob Weston


Eric Hansmann
 

Richard Hendrickson’s prototype summary for the Tichy HO scale flat car models begins on page 5 of this June 1993 Rail Model Journal.
http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1993_6/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Philip Dove
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:45 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ACY 175-194 flatcars

 

The Tichy /Gould kit was for a NC&StL ACF built car from 1923. JohnNehrich in NEB&W Guide to Steam-era freight car modeling, part B says the car "became in effect the ACF standard flat," He makes no mention of the ACY having any of these cars. The Champ decal set HC-646 for this car includes road names for 8 roads but not ACY. Richard Hendrickson wrote an article about the ACF built cars in the June 1993 Rail model Journal.


Bob Weston
 

Richard I did some digging around and given that these cars were 42'1"long and built in 1923 they might possibly be clones of the USRA flatcar. Red Caboose, now Intermountain, makes a model of this car. Freight car historian Richard Hendrickson did an extensive article on the prototype cars in the January 1997 issue of Railmodel Journal. Given that the AC&Y cars were leased and second hand it's unknown who the original owner could be. Bob Weston


Dean Payne
 

Tichy has TWO flat cars, IIRC.  You want the 4021 model, which is 40' long.