Lionel's Scale Flat Car

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Greg Elems, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    Well I got my hands on a Lionel flat car today. WOW! It truly is a nice car and worth the effort to convert it to 2 rail. I've decided to try NWSL wheels, and use a wood shim and carpenters glue for the mounting pad for the Kadee couplers. The deck on this car is wood and the under side is the wood used for the deck. With a metal frame, it has a very close to prototype construction. The Lionel trucks also give the flat car the proper height for
    Kadee couplers with a minimal shim. Other impressions about the car are positive. Details are sturdy, with a good weight for tracking. If a load is used, it will be sufficient in my opinion. I doubt I will add any weight to the car.

    Greg
  2. Greg Elems

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    Here it is with new 2 rail wheels and Kadee couplers. :thumb:
    Greg
  3. Lighthorseman

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    Beautiful! :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Greg Elems

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    How's your wheel change out coming along Lighthorseman?

    Greg
  5. TR-Flyer

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    Hi Greg:
    That Lionel flat looks like it's made a lot like the SHS flats. Nice looking car!

    Regards,
    Ted
  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Well, I popped into my LHS, and to no surprise, once I asked for anything O scale, I was looked at as though I had illegally parked my spaceship outside.

    ...And, as usual, beat it outta there before I had to start hearing...again...why the Germans really should have won the war.


    Gawd, I wish this town had a good hobby shop.:rolleyes:
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    My planet is just outside the orbit of yours to most model railroaders.

    Regard"S",
    Ted