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Bob Bufkin

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New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« on: December 17, 2007, 06:01:26 PM »
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Was just reading over posts on the Yahoo N Scale Varnish site and there was mentioned a possibility of someone doing the New Haven American Flyer type cars.  I could sure use a few of these.  I started model railroading with American Flyer and has a bunch of these cars and always hoped someone would do them in N scale.  Anyone else think these cars would be popular (as if any new passenger cars wouldn't be).
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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 06:38:42 PM »
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I always have to get the tinplate out of my mind when I see American Flyer ...

so it's these:

http://www.railwayclassics.com/amflyer.htm

Hmm, pretty road specific. But they'd probably do well as a huge percentage of the US population is/was in that region.
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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 07:08:18 PM »
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Didn't realize that many roads used them.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 08:48:37 PM »
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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 09:39:16 PM »
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I always have to get the tinplate out of my mind when I see American Flyer ...


O27 wasn't tinplate man... it's S scale today ;)

Do you mean American Flyer is S scale today?

I always thought something like this was tinplate.


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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 11:02:30 PM »
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I think they'd sell well if some manufacturer made them available.









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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 05:20:16 PM »
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Dick are those sides still available? I never did get around to getting any of them.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 05:47:39 PM »
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Brian, I dn't know if Philip has an left. I could check.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2007, 08:20:17 PM »
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I knew that SSW had these, but I never knew that SP had them.

I had thought that Reading Company had these, as well, but the link does not mention Reading.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 08:23:27 PM »
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Anyone got any info on how to do the roofs for these cars?  Would like to see some photos.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2007, 08:50:02 PM »
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Bob,  I used the American Limited Core car kit and after fitting the sides to the roof and ends (and snapping the floor into place for rigidity) it was a simple matter of sanding the ends of the roof to the correct profile.  It does make the end of the roof a little thin and if a hole appears, it can be easily repaired with Squadron putty and sanded to shape.

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 09:27:45 PM »
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Thanks for the reply.  Could certainly use a few of these on my PRR trains.
Bob

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2007, 03:52:03 AM »
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   S.S.W. Cotton Belt was a subsidary of the Southern Pathetic ( Pacific) although always operated as a seperate road . Their American Flyer Coaches became SP cars after St. Louis Southwestern S.S.W. exited the passenger business. Their lone Daylight Painted, but with silver roof FP-7 diesel ended up in freight service, their Alco PA's also with silver roofs became SP locomotives. Correct me if I'am wrong but didn't Seaboar Airline also have some of these light weight Pullman (AF) cars.                                      Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: New Haven American Flyer Coaches
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2007, 09:45:45 AM »
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Yes, the SAL had these, too. There is one in Mount Dora, FL, where it was used as the station and boarding platform when Steve Torrico was running his Edwards doodlebug out of Mount Dora. The real station was the CofC. There was a ramp into one end of the car, and they used a steel plate between the vestibules to allow handicapped and regular boarding of the doodlebug.