Walthers HO 54' PSC flat cars

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Walthers HO 54' PSC flat cars

Post by BrianMoore » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:09 pm

Yesterday, I assembled four of these cars, which was a relative doddle. They are not wholly accurate for the road names they represent, but robust and "good enough" to run at the monthly club meet. On all cars, the wooden boards have been painted from their original (and awful) grey colour, and weathered a bit, and the trucks and wheels (to be replaced with metal ones ASAP) painted. They have Kadee #58s fitted.
Firstly, here's SP 700028, one of two I did with the bulkhead ends.
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SP 700028 54' bulkhead flat by bxmoore, on Flickr
Second, D&RGW 22758 in later TOFC mode:
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D&RGW 22758 TOFC by bxmoore, on Flickr
Lastly, CGW 3011, also in later TOFC mode:
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CGW 3011 TOFC by bxmoore, on Flickr
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Re: Walthers HO 54' PSC flat cars

Post by torikoos » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:41 am

Looks like you've been busy Brian.
They look good. I will need a couple of bulkhead flat cars myself, as the CFNR had a lot of traffic from wood merchants etc up in Willits.
I've had limited time this weekend,but enough to solder wires to a couple of SEEP's , and install them under two turnouts on the yard, that were previously operated with Mike Ruby's 'wire rod drive TM' . I could never quite get the timing right with the movement of the rail and the microswitch for the frog, resulting in the occasional short....
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