NASG Dispatch Articles: Freight Cars - Flat Cars

A 4-truck Flatcar Conversion

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
25
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author took an American Flyer depressed-center flat car and kitbashed it into a four-truck depressed-center flat car designed for carrying heavy loads. He describes how he built the special trucks for this project. For the load he is using a SouthWind Models Type A large transformer.

A Modern Lumber Flat Car - the Old Fashioned Way

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a lumber flat car. Includes a parts list, a few photos, and scale drawings.

An Easy-to-build Flatcar

Issue:
1985 #1 Winter
Page:
10
Author:
James Soberman
Description:

This article describes how to scratchbuild a model of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad's flat car as it was built around the late 1890s.

Hirail TOFC

Issue:
1992 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Description:

Modeling trailer-on-flat-cars with some O-scale Lionel parts, and Ertl or similar trailers. Includes several model photos.

Installing Sill Steps and Couplers on Rex Car Bodies

Issue:
1983 #1 Winter
Page:
6
Author:
Richard Lind
Description:

The author replaced the Rex sill steps on his flat cars and gondolas with those made by Grandt Line. The article also covers installing Kadee No. 5 couplers.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies

Issue:
1986 #1 Winter
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

How to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat car into a "scale" model. Includes drawings showing how to modify the body, and includes a parts list.

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