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Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:45:05 PM »
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With Atlas releasing their new flush deck flats for which I will have several for TOFC, I was thinking about getting some for open autoracks http://crcyc.railfan.net/crrs/auto/el940983.jpg I think with all these excellent flats coming out, there would be a market for etched brass racks, due to the variety of flats used for autorack service. Heres a few more http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/photos/sp/sp515372_jim_eager.jpg  and if we ever get a channel side car http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/8052701193_3f553b9e56_o.jpg The trainworx 85' flats were used for racks too. Heres another flush deck rack http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/ttx/ttbx941111.jpg Maybe Atlas could even tool up some racks.

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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 03:54:09 PM »
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That might be a good option for re-purposing the MTL 89' TOFC cars, given that any rack would obscure the flatcar detail.  I'd be more inclined to go that route instead of mounting racks on the better-detailed Atlas model.  But yes, your suggestion appears to be a viable one.
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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
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Until there's an F89CH flat, I'm not going to get too excited about any aftermarket racks, but then again, I don't need any Bi-Levels.

The 85' car were pretty short lived once 89' was standard.


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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 10:23:26 PM »
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True, bit for those with sharper curves, the 85 ft cars may be a better choice.  Maybe not prototypical for their era, but if they make the difference between smooth running and derailments, who's going to complain?  I'll bet they'd sell.
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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 04:26:01 PM »
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Can someone post the link of where Atlas announced the flat cars mentioned in the OP?  I couldn't find anything anywhere...
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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 04:40:37 PM »
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Can someone post the link of where Atlas announced the flat cars mentioned in the OP?  I couldn't find anything anywhere...

I couldn't either.


Hmm... now I'm curious
too...


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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 04:49:54 PM »
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Can someone post the link of where Atlas announced the flat cars mentioned in the OP?  I couldn't find anything anywhere...

http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/n89flatcar.html#.UX7c1rWG2So

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Re: Atlas new flush deck flat autoracks
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 05:05:26 PM »
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http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/n89flatcar.html#.UX7c1rWG2So


Hmm... the 1973 version. Can't use it.


Hmm... thanks for posting
the link. Kiz has no
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