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S Scale Erie Railroad Flat Cars

Manufacturer:
American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:
24547
Category:
Flat Cars
Road Name:
Erie Railroad
Road Number:
24547
Model Owner:
Ted Hamler
Photographer:
Ted Hamler
Year(s) Produced:
1958
Product Type:
Ready-to-Run
Notes:
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.
Manufacturer:
American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:
636
Category:
Flat Cars
Road Name:
Erie Railroad
Road Number:
7210
Model Owner:
Ted Hamler
Photographer:
Ted Hamler
Year(s) Produced:
1952
Notes:
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.
Manufacturer:
SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:
SWM-0040
Category:
Flat Cars
Road Name:
Erie Railroad
Model Owner:
Edwin Kirstatter
Photographer:
Edwin Kirstatter
Product Type:
Brass
Additional Photo:
Notes:
53'-6" car. This Korean import came ready-to-run unpainted and without lettering. Ed sprayed black Testors paint, and applied HO decals to make this an Erie car class FM of a 70 ton capacity. Kadee #802 couplers added. 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. The second photo is of Bill Winans' model, which he re-lettered for his private railroad.