We are unfortunately lacking a large variety of flat cars
in S Scale. Here is part of my collection.
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This car is a urethane kit that was made by Steve Furnaro for Central Hobby Supply in Syracuse NY in the early 1990s. It was released at the same time as the GRa kit, which I assembled first. I built both of these cars before I really became heavily involved with brass cars. A plan for the FM was printed in Mainline Modeler at about the same time the car was released.† I thought the kit was a little rough. I hollowed out the center sill and made a small lead weight that fit under the deck. I followed the Mainline article and added a full brake system. I discarded the urethane deck that was included and installed a board by board deck. Finally, I made the 2 Carmer Cut levers.
This is a F30 that was made by Southwind Models in the early 1990s It is pretty much right out if the box and is not weathered at this point. I had to use a mixture of HO and S Scale decals to finish this car.
In 2012 I produced the PRR F33 as a urethane body. It is similar to the well hole flat car below but is shorter buy about 10 feet. This car shown is the first production mock up taken on 11-27-12.† More on this car later when I complete it with decals and more details.†
This is a F34 also made by Southwind Models. It is factory painted and has not been weathered yet.
This F39 Truc Train was released by Billís Train Shop in 2005. It is a pewter and plastic kit. My friend Gus Minardi assembled it, and I finished it from there. The roller bearing trucks and larger trailer were made by S Helper Service. The smaller trailer was made by Hartoy.
NYC/C&O Well Hole Flat
This C&O/NYC Well Hole flat car was made by River Raisin Models in 1995. I added a board by board deck inside the well.
Seaboard F-6 Flatcar
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