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Wheels of Time - N Scale - 53ft 6in General Purpose Flatcar - Western Pacific (WP) - STK 10-78 - Black - 3-PACK - Random Number (SKU 805-50192)

Available On: June 1, 2023

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These 53'-6" flatcars were constructed with a welded fish belly steel frame in contrast to the cast steel GSI frame. The fish belly frame provided an optimal distribution of tension and compression forces from the center of the car to the bolsters. Think of it as a bridge. In addition, fabricating a welded frame was far less labor intensive than an equivalent riveted frame. The welded frame proved extremely durable holding up to rugged service. As these flat cars aged-out due to ARR interchange age limit, they found it's way into many years in maintenance-of-way service. A number of builders constructed these flat cars such as the Pacific Car & Foundry (P.C. & F.), Marine Industries (Canada), Pullman-Standard, Bethelehem Steel, and including railroad car shops such as the Western Pacific.

They were designated as FM by the AAR mechanical people. They carried anything bulky that can't be placed in a box car -  from finished lumber to machinery equipment.
Wheels of Time N scale 53-ft 6-in Welded Fish Belly Flatcar Features - 
• Properly weighed cars for smooth derailment-free running
• Proper ride height
• Body-mounted knuckle couplers
• 33" metal wheels for smooth rolling
• Internal steel plate so loads can be attached with magnets
• Extra fine details
• Sharp paint, lettering, car numbers to match the real thing
• Multiple car numbers for fleet owners for realistic train operations
In October 1978, Western Pacific Railroad stretched their 1953 home-built 50-ft flatcars originally numbered 2701-2802. WP Stockton Shops added three and half feet to meet shippers load accommodations. These cars also received roller bearing trucks replacing the original plain bearing ones.
  Western Pacific, WP Shops, STK 10-78, Black, 6 car numbers
50160 WP 2231
50161 WP 2234
50162 WP 2235
50163 WP 2238
50164 WP 2247
50165 WP 2250
50192 WP 3-pack   (Random number)
50193 WP 6-pack   (All 6 numebrs)

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