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loyalton

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Can you ID this flatcar, please
« on: May 09, 2016, 01:18:47 AM »
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This is a white metal casting of a GSC 60' flat. I just found this again in the toy box. This came alone in a plastic bag stapled to a card. No other parts, no nothin'. Now I do have an N Scale of Nevada WP bulkhead flat kit and the design matches (including truck pin holes with inner serrations); the packaging certainly matches. So I strongly suspect it was for an NSN release. The WP flat has smooth deck ends, this has "normal" deck ends like the BLMA model. This was acquired way before that one was released.

https://flic.kr/p/G55VSb

Just curious as to the origin. This is probably destined to be done in SSW as that would fit my time period of interest.
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 02:00:25 AM »
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http://www.spookshow.net/freight/nsnflat.html
Mark comes to the rescue again . Looks like the NSN one to me .

BLW still has an old listing with the roads that used this car  .
http://www.blwnscale.com/nsn-flatcar.htm
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 07:08:10 AM »
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 08:39:56 AM »
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You really should read the whole of the first post before you post a reply. Just sayin'.

Wow, must not have had the morning coffee yet. ;)
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 02:08:19 PM »
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Thanks, the second item is very likely the one. The NSN stock#  follows the WP kit, which was MBK01. Tangent also ran these flats in HO, and posted proto photos of the cars they ran/run.

It's definitely not the one from the WP kit, unless the kit was previously released with a different deck design. You really should read the whole of the first post before you post a reply. Just sayin'.

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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 03:05:13 PM »
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Thanks, the second item is very likely the one. The NSN stock#  follows the WP kit, which was MBK01. Tangent also ran these flats in HO, and posted proto photos of the cars they ran/run.

It's definitely not the one from the WP kit, unless the kit was previously released with a different deck design. You really should read the whole of the first post before you post a reply. Just sayin'.

Maybe posting some photos of the item in question would have made things clearer to people who are trying to be helpful to you. This type of reply is not very constructive.  :|
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 09:23:01 AM »
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Just a question because I am far from being an expert. Back when Alan Curtis originally made models before N Scale Kits took over the line, were the kits all metal? Before laser cut wood decks? I can't find a picture of the underbelly of one of their 60' cars but is it a possibility?

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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 09:47:54 AM »
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AC models never did laze cut weird or etched metal parts as far as I can remember. He did while metal and resin.
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Re: Can you ID this flatcar, please
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 02:20:32 PM »
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I have one of Alan's Gunderson articulated well car sets. There is a whole lot of etched metal in that kit.
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