Rio Grande 24' flats

Known as the "Silver Queen of the shortlines", The Virginia & Truckee Railroad operated their own narrow gauge subsidiary: the Carson and Colorado. Additionally the railroad and its officers would be an influence to many narrow gauge and shortline railroads throughout Nevada and California.
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Randy Hees
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Rio Grande 24' flats

Post by Randy Hees » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:22 pm

As I ramp up to building cars 9 & 10 I wanted to get a pair of flat cars off the work bench... I painted the trucks (one pair red, one pair black, both cars red) I had installed N-B-W on the sills, but not the stake pockets... the are now installed... Eric's kits continue to amaze me... well thought out... good parts... good fit... accurate...

I made up a pattern for a bolster twin washer plate... the flats had a simpler version (than other cars, just a plate, with a raised boss for the nuts to ride on... ), and Eric burns the mark into the side sills but doesn't provide a casting. I made up a couple on a flat piece of heavy styrene to be cast in rubber, and from there make more... I will report progress.

Randy

If this works out I plan on making a similar part with a frame around it as found on 9 & 10...
Randy Hees

Director, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
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