Coming Soon! HO Scale Depressed Center Flat Car

December 15, 2021 4 Comments

Coming Soon!  HO Scale Depressed Center Flat Car

We are excited to announce a new run of our popular HO Scale Evolution Series Depressed Center Flat car exclusively from TrainLife.com.  We expect to release these for sale in March 2022.  Currently we do not plan to be taking pre-orders.  Pricing is TBA.

General Steel Industries (GSI) offered one-piece cast-steel under frames in which the sill, body bolsters, cross bearers, draft pockets, couplers and carriers were combined into a single steel casting. These under frames were popular for Depressed Center Flats because the design maximized load strength while minimizing vertical height of fabricated under frames.

Generally designed with a specialty commodity in mind, Depressed Center Flat Cars are unique. In addition to the GSI cast steel designs, Depressed Center Flats were frequently fabricated by a railroad's home shop and familiar builders­ — such as Thrall, and were also built by a host of specialty builders, such as Maxson, Norca and Kasgro.

Given the rarity of all designs, ExactRail combined elements common to key prototypes to offer a Depressed Center Flat with both interesting and characteristic features. With perforated GSI-style decks and intricately lettered car sides, ExactRail's 48' Depressed Center Flat will turn heads just like the prototypes.

FEATURES

  • Precision micro-tooled!
  • Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
  • Factory installed Kadee® No. 5® couplers
  • Narrow-style draft box featuring shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt detail
  • ExactRail's exclusive ASF 100 Ton Ride Control Trucks
  • CNC-machined metal wheel sets
  • Razor sharp painting and printing
  • Wire grab irons and GSI-style perforated deck

PAINT SCHEMES

UNDECORATED KIT

TTX

  • 4 Road Numbers

TTX - New Logo Repaint

  • 4 Road Numbers

Erie Lackawanna

  • 3 Road Numbers

Norfolk Southern

  • 2 Road Numbers

Norfolk & Western

  • 3 Road Numbers

Penn Central

  • 3 Road Numbers

 





4 Responses

David Wilson
David Wilson

January 19, 2022

OK! I can definitely use the TTX and i love the look of that PC worm!!! Thank you guys!

Eric KUROWSKI
Eric KUROWSKI

December 16, 2021

Wonderful news. I look forward to expanding my fleet of theese wonderful detailed cars. I collected a few 3d printed loads waiting for such a detailed car.
I like to see a western Railroad representative too. UP, DM&IR,WP,GN,NP?

Eric KUROWSKI
Eric KUROWSKI

December 16, 2021

Wonderful news. I look forward to expanding my fleet of theese wonderful detailed cars. I collected a few 3d printed loads waiting for such a detailed car.
I like to see a western Railroad representative too. UP, DM&IR,WP,GN,NP?

Ian Smith
Ian Smith

December 16, 2021

I love to see the PC version, but those numbers don’t look correct at all, even for a Conrail restencil.

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