logging flat cars

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  1. Wyomingite

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    Does anyone know where I can find logging flat cars in n gauge. I sure would appreciate any info.
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    Hi,

    The only place I know of is Detail Associates.Their listed in the Walthers catalog.

    Good Luck,

    Shane
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    Wyomingite, how precise or detailed are you looking for? I wanted some in HO, but at 3 for $49 I looked elswhere. I had a bunch of cabooses to throw out, so I took the tops off, cut off the steps, then it's optional to make a plank floor or not. I didn't. I cut limbs from a bush that scaled out about right, put them on with a glue gun, then used old necklace chain to chain them down with. I wouldn't swap even up with the store-bought artificial-logged for one of mine. If you looked close, I don't know if it would be prototypical or not, but for half a buck I'm happy.

    Lynn
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    Hi Everyone,

    I think there's two treads on the same subject here."Logging cars and Logging Car Flats"

    Shane
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    I just got back from my not so local train shop.He has two dierrant kinds of log cars in stock,betwwen $5.00 and $5.75 us. Thier made by Detail Associates.

    SHEPAUGRR@AOL.COM

    Drop him a line he can probrobly help you out.

    Shane
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    Gloor Craft also has them listed. they come in a 3 car white metal kit and are about 25 scale ft long.
    The kit however, is listed as out of stock at both N Scale Supply and Walthers (Walthers has only 6 out of 79 N Scale Gloor Craft items listed in stock), so I am not sure just what the story is with Gloor Craft.
    If you can find them, they should list at $7.98 per kit.
    I had several of them a few years ago (not sure what became of them) and they were good looking cars.
    Cheers.

    Terry
  8. Wyomingite

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    Logging cars

    I want to thank you guys for your input on the logging flat cars. Shane thanks a big bunch for checking out that not so close hobby shop. Mine is a hundred and sixty miles away and does not favor N-Scale. I E-mailed that shop and waiting for a reply. Thanks again and a wonderful Easter to all.
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    You never did say if you were looking for store-boughten or home-made type. You might check in the academy of the gauge here. Shamus runs big logging scenes and he has an article on a 23' flat car he uses on his layout. He's top dog on logging so might check this out.

    Lynn
  10. Wyomingite

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    logging cars

    Hi Lynn,

    To be honest I'm interested in doing both buying and making my own flatcars. I got some great information here on te forum to say the least. Right now I'm into scenery and building structures so for now I would like to buy a few to get something started. One thing I'm going to need to build flatcars is a 2-56 tap. I found pan head screws that size but so far no tap. Maybe someone will know where I can get one. Again thanks for all the imput and help.
  11. RI541

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    I think that Shepaug can help you out with that too.He's the best N-scale store that I've found,even if I have to travel an hour and a half.Its well worth the trip.Hes well stocked in N-scale.

    Shane
  12. Wyomingite

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    Logging cars

    Thanks again Shane, I'll get an E-mail off tonight and find out for sure. I also found the bit today at a local hardware store so I bought several. I hope that hobby shop has a fair suppy of those flat cars as I will take all he has. The other day I got the brainstorm to also add a underground mining operation as Deadwood South Dakota is an old mining town not to far away.

    My formore layout was a mining operation but a modern version of open pit coal mining. We have fifteen coal mines here in the Gillette area and I retired five years ago from one. I would like to do a small gold mining operation as I really like the looks of those neet little ore cars. Looks like a bad idea as getting those looks to be almost impossible. I ordered thirty from N-Scale Supply and they only could come up with one.
    I wrote to N-Scale Division and they told me they can only get those cars by a twelve pack case which at the most only had two of one road name. I checked Atlas and they had none in stock at all. I would'nt really care about the roadname but at least the same color cars. I just don't understand if the demand is there why there is poor supply. N-Scale Division told me they recieve lots of orders for those cars but just can't fill them. I just think I will give up on the brainstorm. Hope you had a great Easter.
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    I know that he had five of one kind and 3 or 4 of the other.He can get you just about anything within reason.

    Are you looking for ore cars or mining cars?


    Shane
  14. Wyomingite

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    Ore Cars

    Thanks again Shane. I'm looking for the ore cars. I have a bunch of modern day B&N&SF mining cars that I used on my last layout. I just sent another E-mail to that hobby shop and will let you know what I find out. ;)