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Is there a US prototype close to this model


Jeffrey White
 

I bought this car on eBay because it looked like something I could kitbash into a usable car in the era covered by the list. All metal European prototype.  Someone already removed the buffers and added KDs.

Can anyone point me to an American prototype that's close?  Maybe a Pennsy car?

Jeff White

Alma, IL


Bill Keene
 

Don’t know about Pennsy. Not really familiar with their extensive fleet of speciality flat cars.

It does have some bits similar to the ATSF’s FT- 14 class. A single car numbered 90015. I can’t tell from the photos posted if there are two trucks under the end bolsters or a single four axle truck. The 90015 has two trucks. These being Dalman two-level roller bearing trucks. Overall car length is 72ft-6in. The main center section is 56ft-6in in length and has a 25ft depressed well deck. Capacity is 200 tons.

Photos are on page 77 of the SFRH&MS SANTA FE OPEN TOP CARS by Richard Hendrickson.

Hope that this helps find a match.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Dec 19, 2020, at 12:48 PM, Jeffrey White <jrwhite@midwest.net> wrote:

I bought this car on eBay because it looked like something I could kitbash into a usable car in the era covered by the list. All metal European prototype. Someone already removed the buffers and added KDs.

Can anyone point me to an American prototype that's close? Maybe a Pennsy car?

Jeff White

Alma, IL






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Tim O'Connor
 


The PRR had a 4-wheel trucked flat car class FD2 but it was quite different and quite a bit larger.
Most American cars with 8 or more axles used span bolsters and 4 trucks.


On 12/19/2020 3:48 PM, Jeffrey White wrote:
I bought this car on eBay because it looked like something I could kitbash into a usable car in the era covered by the list. All metal European prototype.  Someone already removed the buffers and added KDs.

Can anyone point me to an American prototype that's close?  Maybe a Pennsy car?

Jeff White

Alma, IL


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Jeffrey White
 

Thanks Bill.  There are single 4 axle trucks under the car. It's 81 scale feet long.

Jeff White

Alma, IL

On 12/19/2020 3:22 PM, Bill Keene via groups.io wrote:
Don’t know about Pennsy. Not really familiar with their extensive fleet of speciality flat cars.

It does have some bits similar to the ATSF’s FT- 14 class. A single car numbered 90015. I can’t tell from the photos posted if there are two trucks under the end bolsters or a single four axle truck. The 90015 has two trucks. These being Dalman two-level roller bearing trucks. Overall car length is 72ft-6in. The main center section is 56ft-6in in length and has a 25ft depressed well deck. Capacity is 200 tons.

Photos are on page 77 of the SFRH&MS SANTA FE OPEN TOP CARS by Richard Hendrickson.

Hope that this helps find a match.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Dec 19, 2020, at 12:48 PM, Jeffrey White <jrwhite@midwest.net> wrote:

I bought this car on eBay because it looked like something I could kitbash into a usable car in the era covered by the list. All metal European prototype. Someone already removed the buffers and added KDs.

Can anyone point me to an American prototype that's close? Maybe a Pennsy car?

Jeff White

Alma, IL






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Bruce Smith
 

Definitely NOT close to any PRR car

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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I bought this car on eBay because it looked like something I could
kitbash into a usable car in the era covered by the list. All metal
European prototype.  Someone already removed the buffers and added KDs.

Can anyone point me to an American prototype that's close?  Maybe a
Pennsy car?

Jeff White

Alma, IL







Andy Brusgard <ajb1102@...>
 

Does not look familiar to any American car. Can not really see trucks. How European do they look? If you want to work it because it is unusual? Americanize it as much as possible and letter it for a fictitious road or company. Keene Steel could use it.  :-)   .