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How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:18:09 PM »
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I may be able to get some of these cars cheap, so I'm wondering how good they are. Anyone have this type car who can offer me some advice?

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http://www.train-worx.com/ps85.htm


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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 04:35:22 PM »
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I have one and I plan to buy more in future. They are quite nice in my opinion.

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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 05:50:35 PM »
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They come with metal wheels and body mounted couplers, and, they have end ramps that are positionable. I recommend them, they're good cars.
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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 11:46:55 PM »
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Excellent and good running...

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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 12:34:23 AM »
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 :|      Yes, They are really nice and run great I have eight of them and may get more, the GN with Trainworx' s correct GN trailers on them look really "Cool". Nate Goodman (Nato).  :D

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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 08:32:16 PM »
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They are top notch  8) I have 7 and plan to get more when they do Trailer Train straight sill in yellow and brown.

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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 08:50:41 PM »
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I have five.  I'd call them near perfect.   I've had no running problems whatsoever with these.

They have only minor flaw worth mentioning, which is that the hitches for trailers seem to be slightly off in dimension and lean forward.  This sometimes makes it a little difficult to get trailers to sit right.  But it's a very minor issue.   


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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 09:48:10 PM »
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I have 20 great cars!
Which I bought in ATSF and renumbered/lettered for trailer train
Picked them up at MBK for $10 a pop
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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 11:56:43 AM »
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IMHO they are great models! I bought some of them. They are free-rolling without modification, unlike the first Atlas 89' flat car run. (The second run from Atlas hasn't problems.) The hitches and ramps look transparent, but shouldn't the hitches be black anyway? The trailers from Trainworx fit very nicely into the hitches.

But I read somewhere (Atlas-Forum?) that the ATSF model in brown isn't prototypical, just a fantasy model.

If I am correct, the deck shouldn't be brown (or yellow), but tan or off-white like the BLMA models. Can anybody confirm that?

Javier


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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 02:37:41 PM »
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IMHO they are great models! I bought some of them. They are free-rolling without modification, unlike the first Atlas 89' flat car run. (The second run from Atlas hasn't problems.) The hitches and ramps look transparent, but shouldn't the hitches be black anyway? The trailers from Trainworx fit very nicely into the hitches.

But I read somewhere (Atlas-Forum?) that the ATSF model in brown isn't prototypical, just a fantasy model.

If I am correct, the deck shouldn't be brown (or yellow), but tan or off-white like the BLMA models. Can anybody confirm that?

Javier

I had a thread about the ATSF cars here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31719.msg353106#msg353106

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Re: How Good Are Trainworx 85' Flat Cars?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 12:36:50 AM »
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I have no complaints about mine.  The Trailer Train cars are  probably outdated for a 1974 railroad, but with 40 ft trailers they look fine, and if anyone wants to measure one they can bring their own ruler!

As garethashenden's topic says, they lasted longer as railroad-owned cars, with a GN flat photographed in 1980, and since I model the BN, that's good enough for me.
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