Flat Car

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Road Number:33645
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
This model started of as a 42-foot American Flyer metal casting flat car, with simulated wood decking. The model is based on a 1937 Boston & Maine general service flat, 55-ton capacity, of which 35 were still on the Boston & Maine roster in 1959. Holt repainted the model, installed AF trucks and couplers, and lettered with custom transfer numbers and letters from both CDS Lettering and Model Graphics (Woodland Scenics). The simulated wood decks have been painted with flat gray enamel, and then weathered with brushed brown enamel and flat clear lacquer.
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photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Akron, Canton & Youngstown (ACY)
Road Number:180
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
Ed converted this 46-foot A.F. flat car to scale operation. The car weighs 4oz. To convert the car, he replaced the plastic deck with wood boards, added grab irons, cut levers, and complete under-body detailing. The trucks are S-Helper Service ones, and the couplers are Kadee S #902. The load of car wheels were made from Pacific Rail Shops plastic ones replaced with metal wheels. The proper AAR rules for cribbing and blocking was used.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Lehigh Valley (LV)
Road Number:11027
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
This model started of as a 42-foot American Flyer metal casting flat car, with simulated wood decking. The model is based on a 1956-60 Lehigh Valley from a series which were equipped with jacks and chains for early TOFC service, then they were used in general flat car service, as modeled here. Late 1950s to early 1960s appearance for this model. Holt repainted the model, installed AF trucks and couplers, and lettered with custom transfer numbers and letters from both CDS Lettering and Model Graphics (Woodland Scenics). The simulated wood decks have been painted with flat gray enamel, and then weathered with brushed brown enamel and flat clear lacquer. Photo #2 is by Bob Werre, having done a similar conversion.
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Photo #2
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Road Number:7401
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
Holt modeled this AF flat car after the only general service flat car the MEC had in 1959. He repainted it, and applied dry transfers, and dry-brushed flat enamel weathering on the deck.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:627
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:42597
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
627 flat car with 627 orange beam load which was produced from 1946 through 1950 in nine variations. The variations are broken down into three major groupings. The first grouping consisted of cars produced in 1946 and 1947 with plastic chassis that has three variations. The first, as shown in the photo, has a light gray body with link couplers with thin shanks. The second is like the first except the body is white. The last variation made in 1947 has an unpainted dark gray body with link coupler that have a thick shank. The second grouping has five variations all of which have die-cast bodies that were produced from 1946 through 1950. One was produced in 1946, two in 1948 and two in 1949 and 1950. The third grouping has one variation that was produced in 1950 only with "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" stamped on the side of the gray body instead of "C&NWRY 42597" that was typical of all previous variations.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:628
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:42597
Model Introduced:1946
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The #628 was produced from 1946 through 1953 in nine variations. The variations are broken down into three major groupings. The first grouping consisted of two cars produced in 1946 with plastic bodies (both of which are shown in the foreground of the main photo). The first has a gray body with link couplers that have thin shanks. The second is like the first except the body is white. The second grouping has six variations, all of which have die-cast bodies. Four of the six variations in this group were produced in 1948. One variation was produced from 1949 through 1953. The last has metallic blue body that was produced in 1953. The last variation group consists of one variation produced in 1952. According to Greenberg the 1952 variations of this car and the #636, #643 and #928 all have "pressed wood" chassis. It is believed that Gilbert used both Bakelite and/or "pressed wood" on these models in 1952. The cars in the background of the photo are the 1947 version (light gray plastic on the left), and the pressed-wood version (on the right) from 1952. Photo #2 shows a close-up of the underside.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:634
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:42597
Model Introduced:1946
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The #634 was produced from 1946 through 1949 and again in 1953 and has 13 variations. In 1946 nine variations had plastic bodies that were either white, light gray, or medium gray. The lamp housings on these nine variations are either black or yellow. Finally the handrails are either tall (13/16") or short (1/2"). In 1947 there were two variation produced; one has a plastic chassis, while the second has a die-cast metal chassis. In 1948, and also in 1949, only one variation was produced. The main difference between the 1948 and 1949 model is with the couplers as the 1948 model has brass weights on the link couplers while the 1949 model has blacked steel weights. Shown in the photo is an example of the 1946 model with a light gray chassis, yellow floodlight housing, and tall handrails. The unit in the rear is a 1948 model with a painted die-cast chassis yellow floodlight housing and short handrails.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:636
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Road Number:7210
Model Introduced:1952
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a pressed-wood reel car. Wile this car was produced from 1947-53 only the 1952 model, shown here, is made of pressed wood; all others are die-cast metal. You can tell from where the paint is chipped off; the chassis is a brownish/tan color confirming that the chassis is pressed wood. This variation is somewhat rare than most and as such is higher priced in today's market. Note the tie-down cables are black elastic bands that pass through the car and are butt-spliced under the car. The elastic bands are very fragile and due to age they are typically broken or become broken when handled. On the die-cast units the tie-down cable a thin metal wire that are attached to bracket on each end of the reel.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:715
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1946
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The #715 was produced from 1946 through 1954 in ten variations, which are found within three major groupings that are based upon the body and ramp colors. The first grouping produced from 1946 through 1954 contains six of the variations which have a black body and a yellow ramp. Two of the variations were produced in 1946 that have inside power pickup shoes and a silver armored car with white wheels. The third variation, produced in 1948, has link couplers with brass weights, an outside pickup and a Manoil coupe load. The fourth variation, as shown in the photo, was produced in 1949 has blackened link coupler weights, and outside pickup and a camouflaged armored car with black wheels. The fifth variation, produced from 1949 through 1952, has an outside pickup, black coupler weights and Manoil coupe load. The sixth variation produced in 1953 and 1954 has Type 3 trucks outside pickup, black coupler weights, and a Tootsietoy racer. The second grouping produced in 1951 has a gray body and yellow ramp. The differences in two variations within this group are that the first has #715 has Type 1 trucks while the second has one Type 1 and one Type 2 trucks. The third grouping, which has a black body and a blue ramp, was produced in 1952 in two variations. These two variations differ due to their trucks. The first has Type 1 trucks while the second has Type 3 trucks.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:905
Category:Flat Car
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
Pre-war (O-gauge trucks). Note the brake wheel.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:914
Category:Flat Car
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Log unloading car.
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Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:915
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1953
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This is the knuckle coupler version of #715. It was produced from 1953 through 1957. Most had a black and red body with a yellow ramp. The one pictured with the grey body with a maroon ramp is the less common one. The top surface of the body has painted "American Flyer Lines" on one end and "915" on the other end. The car usually came with a plastic sports car, or (as pictured) a gas tank truck, but, as with the 715, other loads are also known to exist.
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Photo #2
photo © David Dewey
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:928
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:42597
Model Introduced:1952
Finishpainted & lettered
This car was produced from 1952 through 1954. The 1952 model was either made out of Bakelite (see main photo) or pressed wood (see Photo #2). All others were all plastic. In the main photo, note that a good amount of the paint has flaked off. Due to the Korean war shortages, Bakelite was used, but it didn't hold the paint very well over time. This car is one of only eight cars that came with knuckle couplers in 1952. Photo #3 is of a #928 that Holt painted and lettered for the NH. Photo #4 is of a #928 that Ted re-lettered for the SP&S.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:934C&NW
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:42597
Model Introduced:1953
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This floodlight car was made in 1953 and 1954 and has die-cast metal chassis that is either gray or blue-gray with black lettering. The number 934 imprinted on the black floodlight base in the indented area.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:934SP
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:934
Model Introduced:1954
Finishpainted & lettered
Floodlight Car was an uncataloged item. It has a die-cast metal, tuscan color chassis with white lettering. Unlike the 934 C&NW model, the number 934 was printed on the side of the car as well and in the indented area of the black floodlight case. Also, note the car has additional realistic information printed on the side of the car such as weight and capacity. It is not abnormal for Gilbert to have two floodlight cars with the same number and different road name in different years so these two examples are typical of some postwar American Flyer trains.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:946
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Road Number:7210
Model Introduced:1953
Finishpainted & lettered
The #946 was produced from 1953 through 1956, in six variations. Two of the variations have green motor generators (one is green plastic while the second has a green painted generator). The next three variations all have red painted motor generators. One has chrome-finished lamp housing while the other two have a silver finished light housing. Of these two, one is stamped "NEW 5-29" while the second is stamped "NEW 5-28". The fifth variation has a red plastic motor generator with a silver finished lamp housing, as shown in the photo.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:956
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Monon (MON)
Road Number:956
Model Introduced:1956
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The #956 was produced in 1956 and 1957 in only one variation. Photo #2 shows the single #956 that has been found with two RISS trailers instead of the A.F. trailers. It came from a RISS store in Maryville, Indiana who also sold American Flyer trains. It is likely that the dealer switched the two A.F. trailers with RISS trailers.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:971
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:971
Model Introduced:1956
Finishpainted & lettered
This car actually had three different numbers during production, in 1956 and 1957 it was the 971, sometimes found in a box numbered 25015, then from 1958 through 1960 it was the 25016, and then was produced from 1961 through 1964 with Pikemaster plastic trucks and couplers and numbered 25058, which is the most rare version. At first produced with a wire brakewheel (missing on the car in the photo), that was soon replaced with the one-piece all plastic brakewheel. Typical of A.C. Gilbert, the two men earned names, "Moe" and "Joe." in their advertising. This is one of only two Southern Pacific cars that A.C. Gilbert made (the other being the #934 floodlight car).
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photo © David Dewey
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24519
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:24519
Model Introduced:1958
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Depressed-center flat car. This is one of the heaviest cars made by Gilbert as it has a die-cast metal chassis. Photo #2 is Bill Winans' highly-modified car with River Raisin Models trucks, and SouthWind Models transformer load.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24536
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Monon (MON)
Road Number:24536
Model Introduced:1958
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Piggyback flat car.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24537
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:24537
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24537, with pipe load, was an uncataloged car that was produced in 1958 in only one variation.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24539
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:24539
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24539 was produced in 1958 and 1959 and again in 1963 and 1964, in six variations. The five variations produced in 1958 and 1959 are as follows. The first has a black painted chassis with silver plastic pipes. The second has a black plastic chassis with Type 10A sintered-iron side frames and silver plastic pipes. The third, shown in the photo, has a black plastic chassis, Type 10 sintered-iron side frames, and silver plastic pipes. The fourth has a plastic chassis and solid non-operating knuckle couplers. The fifth (1958 and 1959) #24539 has a black plastic chassis and silver cardboard pipes. The last variation produced in 1963 and 1964 has a black plastic chassis, Pike-Master trucks and couplers and orange cardboard pipes.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24540
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:24540
Model Introduced:1960
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Cardboard pipes. The car was uncataloged, and it came in only two uncataloged sets, which are the #20018 Purity Food Store set and the # 20203 Army-Air Force Special set. Because there were so few of these two sets produced, this car tends to be somewhat rare.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24547
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Road Number:24547
Model Introduced:1958
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Floodlight flat car. It is a factory error car that should have never been produced. In 1958 the Floodlight Car was to have been the 24549 as shown in the catalogs and in many cases was sold as 24549.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24549
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Road Number:24549
Model Introduced:1958
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The #24549 Erie Floodlight Car was produced from 1958 through 1966 and has eight variations. The first four of the eight were all produced in 1958-61 and all had knuckle couplers and utilized a die-cast lamp bracket. The first of these four variations has a red motor generator. The second variation, as shown in the main photo, has a yellow motor generator. The third and fourth variations of this group both have yellow generator and die-cast lamp brackets and Pike-Master Couplers. One of these two has the generator secured to the car chassis by means of two screws while the other is secured using a different method. The remaining four variations of the eight were produced from 1962 through 1966, and all have Pike-Master trucks and couplers and steel lamp brackets. Two of these four variations have a black floodlight housing, as shown in Photo #2. One has a 1/8" hole in the center of the chassis that appears to have been a chassis that was intended for another use. The other two have white light housings, except one has a gun-metal-gray steel lamp bracket while the second has the standard silver bracket.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24557
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Navy
Road Number:24557
Model Introduced:1959
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US Navy flat car with Jeep load, #24557, was produced from 1959 through 1961 and has two variations. One variation has a two-piece brake wheel, as shown in the photo. The second variation has a one-piece brake wheel. The jeeps on this flatcar were manufactured and stamped "TOOTSIETOY MADE IN USA". Recently Lionel has reproduced this car.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24558
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:24558
Model Introduced:1959
Finishpainted & lettered
The #25558 was produced in 1959 and 1960 in three variations. The first variation, as shown in the photo, has fiber-type trees and a two-piece brake wheel. The second variation has rubber-type trees and a one-piece plastic brake wheel. The third variation is the car without trees.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24564
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
#(24564) is an uncataloged car that was produced in 1960 only and has two variations. This car came in four uncataloged sets, one of which was the #20182 "Prestone Special" set that contained the rare painted #24030 MKT box car. As you will note from the photo the car carries no number imprinted on its sides, thus the Greenberg guide lists the number in parentheses. The two variation have to do with the color and material of the three pipes which are the load for this car. The rarer variation has three orange cardboard pipes, as shown in the photo, while the more common variation has three silver plastic pipes.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24566
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:24566
Model Introduced:1961
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There are two versions to this car. The rare version is the one in the photo that has a gray plastic body that was made in 1961. The much more common version has a black plastic body offered in 1961-65.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24574
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Air Force
Road Number:24574
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24574, with Rocket Fuel Containers, was produced in 1960 and 1961 in two variations. The first variation produced in 1960, as shown in the photo, has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The second variation produced in 1961 has Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24578
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:24578
Model Introduced:1962
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24578 was produced in 1962 and 1963 in only one variation. The Corvette load is the same one used in the Auto-Rama racing sets less the motor. The Corvette came unassembled with racing number "14" or "51".
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25045
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #25045 was produced from 1958 through 1960 in two variations. The first variation, shown in the main photo, has an unpainted black plastic body and a two-piece brake wheel. The second variation has a body that is painted black over a yellow painted black plastic body with a one-piece brake wheel. Photo #2 is the hand-built model (i.e. a prototype of #25045) by the A.C. Gilbert factory for consideration of production.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:25515
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
This is the pre-production model of the 25515 Rocket Sled Transport flat car. It has a gray painted body without any markings and the Rocket Sled has a yellow painted body. It also has sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers. The common version has a black plastic body with markings in white that read "U.S.A.F. 25515" that was made in 1960-61 with sintered-iron truck and knuckle couplers and in 1962-64 with PikeMaster trucks and couplers. Both are shown together in the second photo.
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6000
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel.
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6001
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:78341
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6002
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:91459
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6003
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6004
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:715683
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6005
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6006
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:80532
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6007
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:CSXT
Road Number:106493
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6008
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:34383
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6009
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:6639
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Steve Wolcott
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6010
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:67355
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6011
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6012
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:17155
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6013
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:500567
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6014
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:62046
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6015
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Norfolk & Western (N&W)
Road Number:5237
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6016
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Missouri Pacific (MP)
Road Number:99414
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6017
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:470151
Prototype Class:F30
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers. The model in the photo had the deck weathered (Floquil Grimy Black) and Kadee S couplers installed. The trucks were painted to match the car's body color. The tractors are tied-down with fine magnet wire.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6018
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:79435
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6019
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:115122
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6020
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:563114
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6021
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6022
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:St. Louis-San Francisco (SLSF)
Road Number:100331
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6023
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6024
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6025
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Road Number:5237
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6026
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT)
Road Number:13891
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6027
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Texas & Pacific (TP)
Road Number:10226
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6028
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1930
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Road Number:47385
Model Introduced:2017
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:46'
With real-wood planking and heavy diecast underframe. These can also be ordered with additional trailer, tank, or 5th-wheel. Available with four different road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Chad Boas
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Model Introduced:2012
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Model Online Article:visit site
This is a resin flat car casting. Ed built and painted it. He used Jerry Glow decals to model a Seaboard F-6 50-foot, 50-ton car. Chad provides a nice resin casting, a wood laser cut deck, and some plastic channel from which to make stake pockets. The model shown includes Kadee #808 couplers, cut levers, brake wheel and staff, grab irons, sill steps, tack boards, S-Helper Service trucks, and a Grandt Line AB brake system. Ed's load of telephone poles was made from 56, 1/4" wood dowels cut to about a scale 40' long, then tapered some, and painted to look like creosoted poles. They were stacked on this car 7 wide by 8 high. To tie them down, pin striping tape with wood stakes in stake pockets and cross ties above were used. It now weighs 9-1/2 ounces.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Concept Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Halliburton Company (HWCX)
Road Number:50
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
The kit is sold without trucks, couplers, or metal detailing parts. Includes decals. The containers carried a special well-casing cement.
Photo
photo © (Concept Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Downs Model Railroad Co.
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:484526
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
These were a special run done by Downs for the South Jersey S Gaugers club. Downs used the last remaining A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat cars in stock, which were painted and lettered for the PRR. These were completed right before Russ Downs sold the company. Thirty cars were produced, with three Army Jeeps on each. Club members painted the Jeeps. Six of the flat cars were autographed by Russ, and are used as special club member recognition awards within the SJSG club.
Photo
photo © Dan DeSantis
Manufacturer:Downs Model Railroad Co.
Manufacturer ID:FC-213H
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1960
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:59519
Prototype Class:F-70-5
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
With wood loads.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Michael McConnell
Manufacturer:Downs Model Railroad Co.
Manufacturer ID:FC-215H
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1933
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:479129
Prototype Class:F30A
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
Manufacturer:Funaro and Camerlengo
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1902
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:FM
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Model Online Article:visit site
This car was produced by F&C for Central Hobby Supply (under their "West Shore Line" brand name). 40-foot car. Kit consists of resin castings, wire, and decals. Dick installed Ace equalized Bettendorf trucks (not included in the kit), and S-scale Kadee couplers. The online article link is to Bill Lane's model of this kit.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Hobby Surplus
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
These flat cars were the car of the 1984 Fall S Fest. The car was manufactured by Hobby Surplus from left-over material from when they bought the remaining A.C. Gilbert inventory. Hobby Surplus provided the flat car bodies undecorated. Members of the Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers (CASG) and the Badgerland Association of S Gaugers (BASG), who sponsored and organized the S Fest, painted and decorated the models. The cars were also outfitted with knuckle couplers and sintered-iron trucks. CASG member John Wickland made the loads by stamping blocks with various A.C. Gilbert and American Flyer logos and icons. These are rare cars.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Iron Rail Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:2845
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
The model came with the truss load already assembled. The car's frame was made of a resin cast made by Iron Rail Models themselves.
Photo
photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Iron Rail Models
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1934
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:470129
Prototype Class:F30D
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
With pipe load (available in several colors). The frame was made of a resin cast made by Iron Rail Models themselves.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Michael McConnell
Manufacturer:Iron Rail Models
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1947
Road Name:Illinois Central Gulf (ICG)
Road Number:905067
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
With truck-chassis load. Model owned by Ken Palmer.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Michael McConnell
Manufacturer:Kansas City Kits
Category:Flat Car
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Of an unknown prototype. Painted but not decaled yet. The wood kit included brass stake pockets and cast metal end sills. It has grab irons but no sill steps yet. Pacific Rail Shops trucks and Kadee S #808 couplers were added. The HO-scale military car was just a prop for the photo.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48272
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Forest Service
Road Number:48272
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
The Smokey Bear flat car with the U.S. Forest Service folded-wing airplane as its load. This car was the 2009 TTOS car. The New Mexico chapter of the TTOS bought about 25 of these cars and had the airplane double-stamped with their logo. Ted's photo shows the original and the New Mexico version.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48491
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
The 1995 TCA Convention car.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48540
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:8652
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48548
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:480078
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
With piggyback trailers.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48560
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
Road Number:1009
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Two removable jet engine loads.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48561
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Road Number:48561
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
With a boat load.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48568
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Ringling Bros.
Road Number:48568
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
With two Piggyback trailers.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48580
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Navy
Road Number:49624
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48877
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Army
Road Number:48877
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48878
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:U.S. Army
Road Number:48878
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-49000
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:1981
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-49059
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Ringling Bros.
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
"Moe and Joe".
Photo
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-49060
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Ringling Bros.
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Searchlight car.
Photo
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-49084
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Gas
Model Introduced:2015
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Mad Dog Designs (click for web site)
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1902
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:FM
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Frame only. Designed to take either Sergent or Kadee couplers.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © (Mad Dog Designs stock photo)
Manufacturer:Mad Dog Designs (click for web site)
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:F22
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Frame only. Designed to take either Sergent or Kadee couplers. Can be made into a F23 flat car by using a flat metal deck (a sheet of styrene) instead of the wooden deck used on the F22.
Photo
photo © (Mad Dog Designs stock photo)
Manufacturer:Mad Dog Designs (click for web site)
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:F22
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Frame only. Designed to take either Sergent or Kadee couplers. This model includes the "bridge" which mounts to a boss in the center of the car, allowing the load to pivot on curved track.
Photo
photo © (Mad Dog Designs stock photo)
Manufacturer:Northeastern Scale Models
Manufacturer ID:SE-1
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1919
Road Name:Western Maryland (WM)
Road Number:2560
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Decals by Champion. This was a wood craftsman kit with brass stake pockets. Added parts are the cut levers, poling pockets, tack boards, Pacific Rail Shops trucks with metal wheels added, and Kadee S #808 couplers.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Pre-Size Model Specialties
Manufacturer ID:PS573
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1964
Road Name:Trailer Train (TTX)
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
TTX built almost 6,000 of these flat cars starting in 1964. The kit consists of a high-grade resin one-piece body, with separate wooden deck, brake wheel, grab irons, full brake details, and decals. Does not include trucks or couplers.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:Queen Tool & Mfg. Co.
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:San Diego & Arizona Eastern (SD&AE)
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Diecast metal frame with basswood sides and ends. Included grabirons, steps, and decals. No trucks or couplers provided. Available in a scale of A.F.-compatible kit. The car is based on the Rex Engineering flat car.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:R.S.S.V.P. Models
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:F30e
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:50'
The PRR built 200 of these cars in 1951. Under 100 kits were manufactured, consisting of parts sourced from various manufacturers.
Photo
Manufacturer:Rem's Railroad Models
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Kit
Finish(unknown)
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Photo
Manufacturer:Rex Engineering
Manufacturer ID:9
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1955
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Supplemental:view page
The 50-ton flat car model was a one-piece car body casting kit made out of zamac (a zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloy). It was available in scale (ID #9) or hi-rail (ID #10) versions. Trucks were available separately, but the kit did not come with them nor decals. It did include wire brake staff, plastic brake wheel, and dummy plastic couplers. The product was reviewed in the January 1963 S Gauge Herald (see Online Article link). It was listed in the 1968 S&P Distributors catalog (see Supplemental link). Dick's model has been painted and lettered for the Delaware & Hudson.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00167
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Box-car red. Also produced as SHS #00168 (color: black; see second photo), and SHS #01841 (color: PMS440C "olive drab").
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00169
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:629091
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00260 (road number 629052).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00170
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:95221
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00171
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:22761
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00172
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:923641
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00173
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:51861
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00175
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1954
Road Name:Wabash (WAB)
Road Number:181
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © Roger Nulton
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00194
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Trailer Train (TTX)
Road Number:475002
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00193 (road number 475001).
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00208
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Bangor & Aroostook (BAR)
Road Number:451
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00210
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:17341
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00316 (road number 17343).
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00211
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:499701
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Ed's model includes a load from Building & Structure Co. kit #4039 (a wooden container "Big Box" laser-cut wood kit, using the peel-n-stick assembly method). Ed also installed Kadee S-scale couplers, tack boards, and the plastic, cream-colored deck was painted black.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00212
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:3021
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00214
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Road Number:90991
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00215
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Road Number:47101
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00309
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1964
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:58073
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
This was the 1998 NASG special Freight Car Project car. It came with an Ertl John Deere Excavator as a load.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00311
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:92752
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00339 (road number 92183).
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00312
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:8742
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00313
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Road Number:7712
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00314
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:505012
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
The flat car with a trailer was also sold as SHS #00303.
Photo
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00318
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:500002
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00319
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1941
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:57028
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
The photo may not match the actual SHS product number (it is presumed to be an SHS model). If you know for sure, please contact the webmaster. Also produced as: SHS #00216 (road number 15321) SHS #00261 (road number 15082) SHS #00562 (road number 258164) SHS #00563 (road number 57059) SHS #00174 (road number 15061).
Photo
photo © John Eichmann
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00339
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:92182
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01818 (road number 93975), and SHS #01819 (road number 93987).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00340
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:60342
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00315 (road number 60062). Another set of these cars were produced in "BS Blue" as SHS #01161 and #01162(road numbers specified as 65700-65741).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00341
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Road Number:5573
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Road number 5573, as shown in the photo, doesn't match SHS' records which indicate road number 5572.
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00342
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Road Number:16502
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00343
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Western Maryland (WM)
Road Number:402
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00320 (road number 7002).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00554
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:X-26461
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00555 (same road number), and SHS #00209 (road number 44151).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00556
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:716193
Prototype Class:F41
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00557 (same road number).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00558
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Grand Trunk Western (GTW)
Road Number:670022
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00559 (same road number).
Photo
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01163
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:62300-62949
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01164 (same road number).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01165
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:St. Louis-San Francisco (SLSF)
Road Number:2083
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01166 (road number specified as 2000-2189).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01167
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1954
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:700031
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01168 (road number specified as 700000-700045), SHS #01826 (road number 142553), and SHS #01827 (road number 143218). The second photo is by Ed Kirstatter's SHS #01804 (road number 700042), which included two M2A4 Stuart tanks as a load (his model includes the use of Kadee S couplers).
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Photo #2
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01820
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:9302
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #00560, #00561 (both road number 9300), and SHS #01821 (road number 9307).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01822
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01823 (also no road number specified).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01824
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:469446
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Also produced as SHS #01825 (road number 469677), SHS #00176 (road number 469997, which included a grader load), SHS #00213 (road number 927761), SHS #01871 (road number 469749), and SHS #00317 (road number 92763).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:64-F1
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1926
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Model Introduced:2008
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:41'
50-ton. Available with Smoky Mountain Model Works trucks. The kit comes with cast decking, but Al used individual wooden boards instead.
Photo
photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:64-F2
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Prototype Class:FM14
Model Introduced:2015
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
The kit consists of a one-piece urethane casting, square steel bar (for weight), laser-cut peel-n-stick decking, Grandt Line and Tichy details, brass wire, Kadee 802 couplers, and SMMW decals. Trucks, air hoses, and ACI labels are not included.
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photo © (Smoky Mountain Model Works stock photo)
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:64-F3
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1942
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Prototype Class:F-6
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
These 70-ton cars were built between 1940 and 1945. The kit includes a one-piece urethane underframe, details, steel weight (hidden in centersill during assembly), laser-cut deck, wire, decals, and Kadee 802 couplers. Trucks are not included. Ed's model was painted and decorated for the B&O class P-24. He added 6 Ertl John Deere Model 620 farm tractors for its load. The model, as shown, now weighs 11 ounces.
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Photo #2
photo © Jim King
Manufacturer:Smoky Mountain Model Works (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:64-F6
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1942
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:53'
AAR "War Emergency". 70-ton. Owned by many railroads, some of which modified the cars over time. The kit consists of a one-piece urethane underframe casting, urethane decking, metal weight, stake pockets, Kadee 802 couplers, detailing parts, and instructions. Does not include trucks, nor decals (Tichy Train Group is recommended for their decal selection for this car).
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © (Smoky Mountain Model Works stock photo)
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:48053
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Made in Korea by OCS Micro Casting.
Photo
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:499043
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Made in Korea by OCS Micro Casting. Shown with a scratch-built load.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1933
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:F30A
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Sold unpainted, but modeled after the PRR. Welded-body. Bill's model is painted and lettered as per the prototype. One hundred models were produced.
Photo
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1938
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:470200
Prototype Class:F34
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Made in Korea by OCS Micro Casting. Photo #2 shows John's model repainted and lettered for the Southern Pacific F-200-1 class, with weathering applied.
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Photo #2
photo © Ken Zieska
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Westinghouse Electric (WECX)
Road Number:100
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Made in Korea by OCS Micro Casting. Model shown with one of the available transformer loads.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Made in Korea by OCS Micro Casting.
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Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-0040
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1942
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Erie/AAR. Riveted. This model was made in Korea by Duck Yoo Corp, and was sold unpainted. One hundred models were produced. Ed sprayed black Testors paint, and applied HO-scale decals, then added Kadee #802 couplers. Still needing to be done to this model at the time of the photograph is a weathering of the deck and spraying of Testors Dullcote. Photo #2 shows Bill's model painted and lettered for his private railroad.
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Photo #2
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:The Supply Car
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Prototype Class:F-6
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
50-foot flat car resin kit produced for The Supply Car by Charles Boas, with wooden deck produced by Lake Junction Models. The kit came without trucks or couplers. This model was built by Pete Silcox.
Photo
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:V&T Shops
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1949
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:141286
Prototype Class:F-70-7
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:53'
Prototype of this 70-ton car has built dates of 1949 and 1950. The kit consists of urethane castings for the carbody and floor, soft-metal underbody details (the complete brake system), and various sizes of wire. Decal manufacturer is unknown (at the time S DeSignS had decals for this car). Dick installed Rex equalized trucks (not included) and S-scale Kadee couplers. The second photo is a model by Bill Roberts, which uses Rex trucks with NWSL wheels. Ed Kirstatter reports that the mounting for the trucks is rather unusual, in that a 5/64"-diameter king pin comes down from bolsters onto which the trucks are to be position, and then to hold the trucks in place a pink tubing is used. Ed also states that no decals were supplied with his kit, but he had them designed by Ed Sauers, and printed by Tichy Train Group. The kit's instructions provide prototype information about how this car was also converted for use in Piggy-back service, and outfitted with bulkheads. When built, the model weighs 5-1/2 oz.
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Photo #2
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:V&T Shops
Category:Flat Car
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:42713
Prototype Class:F-50-16
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
50-ton. The second photo is a model by Bill Roberts, which uses Rex trucks with NWSL wheels. Ed Kirstatter states that no decals were supplied with his kit, but he had them designed by Ed Sauers, and printed by Tichy Train Group. When built, the model weighs 4-1/2 oz.
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Photo #2
photo © Paul Washburn
Manufacturer:Willy Monaghan (click for web site)
Category:Flat Car
Prototype Year/Era:1890
Road Name:Ulster & Delaware (U&D)
Model Introduced:2015
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Circa 1890s.
Photo
photo © Willy Monaghan
Manufacturer:Wisconsin Central Supply
Manufacturer ID:WC-109
Category:Flat Car
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Interurban car kit, using Northeastern wood, and Grandt Line styrene castings. Originally sold only through Sandusky's Modeler Supplies in Akron, Ohio.
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