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New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« on: July 07, 2016, 09:40:53 AM »
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The Trainworx 85-ft Flexi-Van and container only flatcars have officially been announced.

http://www.train-worx.com/16-7-flexi-van.pdf

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 01:18:45 PM »
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Anyone know that the deal is on this flat in Trailer Train use? I was under the impression that the Flexi-Vans ended circa 1974 on the PC.

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 01:21:51 PM »
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Ordered 3 Mark 3's , don't know yet if they are good for the pre 60's yet , but I will love them . Thank you Trainworx   :D :D :D

Oh well the 3's came out in 1961 , I will live with that .

http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/reviews/cm_extra_walthers_flexivan.php

Here is what a Mark 2 looks like , an 80'er for a max of one 35' and one 40' container .
http://www.brasstrains.com/classic/Product/Detail/044005/HO-OMI-Overland-3394-1-NYC-Flexi-Van-Mark-II-80-Flatcar-9879-w--Trailers

« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 01:43:08 PM by up1950s »

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 01:29:38 PM »
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I'm in for an IC if it gets made in case I ever want to model the "Land O' Corn".

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 02:50:16 PM »
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Anyone know that the deal is on this flat in Trailer Train use? I was under the impression that the Flexi-Vans ended circa 1974 on the PC.

I don't know for sure, but my guess is that they were rebuilt for container only loading.  Here is a link to one in the TTX scheme taken in 2005.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1723874

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 03:10:31 PM »
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Anyone know that the deal is on this flat in Trailer Train use? I was under the impression that the Flexi-Vans ended circa 1974 on the PC.

@Robbman posted this about them.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31898.msg358447#msg358447

Mind you even he states its an educated guess. Maybe Pete has more information?


Did Milwaukee have any of these? or were their cars all earlier versions?
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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 04:28:00 PM »
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Whew, dodged a bullet there! When I saw the email this morning I was afraid it was another round of 53' trailers. A few months ago I was seriously deficient in 53' trailers for my flats, now it's the other way around.  :P

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 05:56:10 PM »
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@Robbman posted this about them.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31898.msg358447#msg358447

Mind you even he states its an educated guess. Maybe Pete has more information?


The cars have G-85 printed right on them.  That probably moves it beyond just a guess.


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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 06:45:51 PM »
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That TT VTTX flat is hot... definitely a needed model. Have seen shots of them in service as late as 2005, so a lock for my late 80's era.
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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 07:19:53 PM »
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That TT VTTX flat is hot... definitely a needed model. Have seen shots of them in service as late as 2005, so a lock for my late 80's era.

Yup. I'll probably only get one, but at least I can get one.

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 09:39:41 PM »
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As I said in the N scale convention thread, I did not expect to see this car get made in the container conversion version, but I'm really happy it's happening.  I might even have to splurge for some Flexi-van versions too. 

Hopefully he's made them to fit DI 20' containers.

I forget, do the Trainworx Flexi-van wheelsets pop off easily so for use with these cars?

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 10:34:09 PM »
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I'll take 2 trailer train and 2 NYC  8) Trainworx is awesome.

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 10:43:55 PM »
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I forget, do the Trainworx Flexi-van wheelsets pop off easily so for use with these cars?

The Trainworx bogie is a press fit into the bottom (floor) of the trailer.

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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2016, 01:44:26 AM »
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I'd like to have some of the General American flats, to replace the old Con-Cor cars, but it looks like these won't find a home here.  I doubt that there were many Flexi-Vans in central Montana in 1974, and the VTTX car shows a rebuilt date of 1984, which make it too modern, even though COFC cars were in use in my area and era.

They do look like nice cars, though...
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Re: New Trainworx Flex-Van and Container Flats
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2016, 01:47:06 AM »
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and the VTTX car shows a rebuilt date of 1984

I think that's when the VTTX reporting marks first started.


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