Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Star Line Depressed Center Flatcar

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:33 pm

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Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby milwrd1 » Fri May 02, 2014 6:29 pm

Found this last month at a train show near Little Rock Arkansas. I recognized the box. It surprised me :o . A complete kit with trucks, couplers and instruction sheet.

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Major kit parts include:
1. Pre cut wood frame
2. Plastic side and end sills
3. Plastic brake wheels
4. Wood block for transformer
5. Cardstock floor and tie gusset details
6. HP trucks
7. cast dummy couplers
8. Instruction sheet

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Newer style Star Line box.

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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby areibel » Fri May 02, 2014 6:54 pm

Nice find! I've got an unbuilt one but the plastic sides are warped, just like the boxcar sides. I'm not sure if I can pull them together with a little epoxy if they'll straighten out.
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby tomvanhoy » Fri May 02, 2014 8:29 pm

Good to see one prior to construction. The first one I saw was built and I thought it was scratch built, not a kit! It does make a nice car.
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby milwrd1 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:33 pm

areibel wrote:Nice find! I've got an unbuilt one but the plastic sides are warped, just like the boxcar sides. I'm not sure if I can pull them together with a little epoxy if they'll straighten out.


That was another surprise. The plastic sides and end sills were OK, not warped. Seems like the warping problem may be unique to the boxcars. The decals may be a problem due to their age. Other than that, there shouldn't be any problems assembling the kit.
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby j p » Thu May 08, 2014 5:35 pm

Here is one assembled and slightly tired.
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby tomvanhoy » Thu May 08, 2014 6:18 pm

It's not tired, just a little depressed! :eh:
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby j p » Thu May 08, 2014 6:26 pm

tomvanhoy wrote:It's not tired, just a little depressed! :eh:
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It is depressed by design. Tired by age and rough handling.
My plan is to refresh it slightly, add the missing gussets, and give it new trucks and couplers.
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby milwrd1 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:19 pm

j p wrote:Here is one assembled and slightly tired.
SL_dep.jpg


jp - Nice job. Where is the transformer :?:
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Re: Star Line Depressed Center Flat Car

Postby j p » Fri May 09, 2014 5:33 pm

milwrd1 wrote:
j p wrote:Here is one assembled and slightly tired.
SL_dep.jpg


jp - Nice job. Where is the transformer :?:


Thank you, someone else did the job. My only job was buying it on ebay :)
The wood for making the transformer was not included. Anyway, would it look like a transformer?
I was thinking of using either a large transformer from N-scale substation kit or small transformer from H0-scale substation kit.
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