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Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« on: May 01, 2012, 09:11:21 AM »
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The first run of White City Lines Z scale 53'-6" flatcars will be available at the National Z Scale Convention this coming weekend.  Unfortunantly I can't make the show myself, but look for Matt at FVM at the swap on Friday if you'd like to pick up a kit.



The flat car itself is a lost wax brass casting.  Besides the wonderful detail and robust stirrups that can be rendered in brass, this flatcar has plenty of weight for excellent tracking.  With the stirrups cast as part of the main body (a minor feat in itself as a couple rounds of development with the caster prove) there is no difficult or finicky assembly involved.   

Also included in the kit is a lasercut micro plywood deck with bolt detail.  Karin at Stonebridge models did a wonderful job lasering the decks and the included peel and stick adhesive makes it easy to attach. 

A decal set, offering lettering for ERIE, M&StL, NKP, and MILW, completes the package.  All four roadnames are included in each kit so you can choose your favorite scheme. 

Here's a couple completed cars: 





The kit will be available for $25 as a show special.  More runs are planned if these are well received. 
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 11:26:58 AM »
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Very nice looking car. The more and more that comes out in Z, the more and more tempting it is. A large CR z scale layout would be epic.
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 01:11:14 PM »
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My hero!  :D

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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 01:55:41 PM »
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Most excellent. A great addition to the Z roster.
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 02:33:54 PM »
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These, with the AZL B&M RDC's really have me thinking of a 1950's B&M layout...
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 03:23:45 PM »
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I am sending instructions to my buyers in the show to pick up some. :D
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 06:58:31 PM »
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First, these look great.

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The kit will be available for $25 as a show special.  More runs are planned if these are well received.

How dependent is the second run on show reception? I would love a MILW or M&StL and don't want to miss out because I won't be at the show.

Thanks,
Lucas

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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 05:29:10 PM »
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Nice!  Now let's get crackin' on the N scale version.  8)
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 06:00:20 PM »
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Nice!  Now let's get crackin' on the N scale version.  8)

Is this different than the ACF,or GSC version's that GHQ or Athearn have done?  Admittedly, the GHQ cars are a little scarce now but the Athearn cars are nice, especially with a laser engraved deck... ;)
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 09:16:39 AM »
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It's the same prototype as the GHQ model, but with more detail.  Plus, an N scale version of this car would also have a laser-cut wood deck along with body-mounted couplers,  end detail and prototypical ride height.
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 11:47:27 AM »
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Unfortunantly I can't make the show myself, but look for Matt at FVM at the swap on Friday if you'd like to pick up a kit.


So....why is Matt attending the Z scale convention? Don't distract him.  He needs to concentrate on bringing more Milwaukee Road models to N!  :P
That is a great looking kit Mike. I have no need for one, but I hope that this is a successful venture for you.

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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 11:05:34 AM »
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So....why is Matt attending the Z scale convention?

Matt makes some Z items, including replacement metal wheelsets.
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 08:26:18 PM »
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First, these look great.

How dependent is the second run on show reception? I would love a MILW or M&StL and don't want to miss out because I won't be at the show.

Thanks,
Lucas

These are now available from Stonebridge Models at www.stonebridgemodels.com .  They're even honoring the show pricing of $25 each, though retail on the kits ended up at $30.  They should be up on their website soon.  Since Stonebridge bought my entire first run, they have a defacto exclusive on these!
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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2012, 04:18:17 AM »
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Waiting for the next release  :D



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Re: Z Scale 53'-6" Flat Car to be available in Denver
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2012, 08:40:33 AM »
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Nice Chris! Whose brakewheels did you use?
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