36' Flat Car

Would you buy this vintage 36' flat car?

No.
2
29%
Yes, with a paint scheme like in the shown picture.
2
29%
Yes, with car data only.
1
14%
Yes, with specific lettering. See my posting.
1
14%
Yes, without any lettering.
1
14%
 
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36' Flat Car

Postby MacG » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 pm

I've been approached with an offer I don't want to withhold from you.

The manufacturer KARSEI has a model of an old 36ft war flat car. This model could be produced without buffers and Tillig couplers. The rest corresponds to the current TP wagon.

Here is a picture of a 36' flat car
International_and_Great_Northern_RR.jpg
I&GN - International & Great Northern R.R. Co.

and here a picture of the current model (European TP wagon).
Karsei_23251.jpg
KARSEI TP flat car

It shall be a small batch run. I have added a poll to check the interest and if a pad printing would be necessary. The price for an RTR model will probably be less than 35€ (without tax 30€).
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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby TiTan downunder » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:09 am

Would a brass overlay for the stake pockets be possible?

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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby MacG » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:27 am

Probably it is possible to make the single stake pockets as additional parts. But I think Karsei doesn't do this. Perhaps will fit the stake pocket band from Lok-n-Roll flat car kit or we create some brass parts.
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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby MacG » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:37 am

2+ weeks later, the answer is as expected. Only four would buy this 36-foot flatcar.
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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:42 pm

I didn't notice this posting when it first came out.
My response would have been I am interested but No.
The price is way too high.
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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby MacG » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:01 am

Hello Bill!

I thought, that this flat car would be a good offer. Because of his favorable price compared to the new RTR freight cars in recent years. Just goes to show you never know. I thought that the prototype of the model is too old.

But okay, every day is good for a surprise. :wink:

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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby railtwister » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:55 am

Is this a resin car, diecast metal, or injection molded plastic? If it were diecast (or properly weighted) and ready to roll out of the box, with metal wheeled free rolling trucks and a pad for proper height mounting of buyer installed Kadee couplers (preferably the new #705) then a USD price of $33.00 (including shipping) would be right at the upper limit, price wise. Any more than that, then it is not affordable.

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Re: 36' Flat Car

Postby MacG » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:59 am

It is a plastic injection-molded RTR-model with free-rolling metal wheels. The weight follows on the European norm NEM302. There are some stakes/poles but without stake pockets. I don't have a model on hand to say anything about installing a coupler. Besides, I haven't seen a Kadee #705 here yet. My preference is small MTL-couplers.

the current model (European TP wagon) with stakes/poles
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KARSEI TP stake car
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