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Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« on: March 07, 2016, 08:07:42 AM »
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More vehicles goodies from Trainworx.  MSRP $15.95.  Pre-orders due 4/30, delivery 3rd quarter.

40601-(01-03)    Rio Grande
40602-(01-03)    Great Northern
40609-(01-03)    L&N Family Lines
40616-(01-03)    SOO Line
40633-(01-03)    Northern Pacific
40650-(01-03)    Xtra Lease
40655-(01-03)    Seaboard Coast Line
40665-(01-03)    Atlantic Container Line
40685-(01-03)    Florida East Coast
40699-01          Unlettered decorated early red
40699-02          Unlettered decorated modern black
40699-03          Unlettered decorated modern silver

http://www.train-worx.com/16-1flatbedtrailers.pdf
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 12:01:54 PM »
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Awesome.  :D
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 01:00:41 PM »
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 03:12:57 PM »
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Neat. I occasionally saw these on TV trains, I think.

I should get an FEC one, right?

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 03:40:04 PM »
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Neat. I occasionally saw these on TV trains, I think.

I should get an FEC one, right?

Why do you ask such silly questions here?  :facepalm:
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 04:41:45 PM »
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Lol.

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 06:49:59 PM »
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They should rename themselves Wheelworx heh heh
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 08:05:44 PM »
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The Xtra flats are schweeeeet.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 09:44:43 PM »
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What would be the era for these trailers?  I was also wondering what would be the loads on these trailers other than lumber and metal products?  There will definitely be a future purchase for one or two of these trailers.

Thanks,
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 10:43:49 PM »
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I can't find it in the brochure or on the web site so does anyone know which trailer manufacturer served as the prototype for this model and that information would determine the era.

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 11:08:18 PM »
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UP fans should be happy...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=530735

Erie Lackawanna fans too...
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?PHPSESSID=o02jm11117k68es7mm0ijaefr2&topic=39373.0

Rio Grand fans should be exited to order the L&N Family Lines version...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=408717
or the entire set...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=553900
The Railblazer almost can't be modeled without flatbeds (or maybe James Belmont has just taken a lot of pictures of that train)...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=560018
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=459108
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=458397
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=457816 (needs a keen eye but it's there)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=454962
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=454237
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=452459
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=428230
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=411912

This is likely a Railblazer pic too, although perhaps a different, later era prototype flatbed...
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=50791

ATSF fans have a use for them too..
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=395447

So do lumber haulers...
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1906137
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=424335

Ambitious modelers could add stakes...
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=68681

(Okay, so who knows if all those pics show the Trainworx prototype, but good fodder for further discussion, I thought.)

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 02:25:18 AM »
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I just ordered 6 of these, three of them will be hauling circus tent poles. The others are going to be lumber haulers.

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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 08:15:17 AM »
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These actually have a REALLY long life cycle. The basic shape - 40' flat with two axles and a fishbelly frame - has been in use since the 60's. Traditionally, older models would have a leaner frame and bulkhead. These were beefed up when gross tonnage gradually increased. Older flats would have ratcheting built into the flat side, while newer models would simply have a pocket or cutout where the self ratcheting strap would attach. Newest models have two cutouts in the rear for docking a spider. But all these details are very small and easily changed.

I will be getting an early paint because stripes were not required until 2000. I would love to add a Showcase spider, but I think those were not in use until the 2000's.
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 03:22:12 PM »
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It looks like the FEC ones are still around, although I cannot tell if they are 40' or 48' :D

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4033742
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3640072
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Re: Trainworx announces 40' flat bed trailers
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 05:42:15 PM »
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Those are 48'
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