Old 05-12-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
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Does anyone know who makes a flat car like this one in this photo in HO scale?
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Old 05-12-2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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Walthers makes a 66' heavy duty flat car that looks like the one in the photo. They offer these for CSX, UP, Trailer Train and several others. There's also an undecorated version. Check the links below.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-5641
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-5645
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-5640
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thank you. However, my ideal thing to do is like the photo, put a smashed dash 9 on a flat bed. a dash 9 is 73', and those flats are only 66'. Is this correct about the lengh? and if so, then does anyone make a flat car that can be compatible with a dash 9?
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Unfortunately those are the longest heavy duty flats I know of, and they wouldn’t fit an HO scale Dash 9. It's not uncommon for manufacturers to shorten the actual length of a car for model production, which might be the case here. Hope you find something that works.
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If you're up to the task, you could lengthen the car by a scale 7-8 feet. But this would require cutting the car in half and then fabricating a styrene filler.

Walthers also makes an 81' depressed center flat car that's worth checking out.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-5620
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-5622
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ok thanks you guys. I was actually wrong about a dash 9 being 73' long...its is actually only about 55', and a 66' car will work fine. Thanks for your help.
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