Coming Soon! The All New GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car in HO Scale!

ExactRail is excited to announce the new GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car in HO Scale.

Building off the success of our popular GSC 53'-6" Flat Cars.  ExactRail is proud to introduce you to the newest member of the family, the GSI 53'-6" Bulkhead Flat Car. 

Looks can be deceiving, on the outside this car looks similar to the run of flat cars we produced in the past, however as far as the bodies go, about the only thing reused is the center sill.  New tooling for the sides, ends and decks were made to accommodate the bulkhead ends and to match the prototype.  The 8'-6" bulkheads, like on the prototype, drop down into the body of the car to create a strong union.  

The cars come with either 42' or 43'-3" truck centers, high or low brake wheels as well as different grab iron configurations.  

Features:

  • Precision micro-tooled!
  • Extraordinarily accurate artwork!
  • Razor sharp printing!
  • ExactRail's exclusive 70-ton ASF Ride Control trucks.
  • Kadee #158 couplers.
  • CNC-machined 33" metal wheel sets.
  • Laser cut decks & bulkhead ends
Price: TBA
Coming Soon in 4 paint schemes!

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy - '1967 As-Delivered': The CB&Q took delivery of 50 bulkhead flat cars from GSI in 1967, numbered 95200-95249.  This initial delivery included a return stencil to a U.S. Gypsum facility in Sperry, IA.  These cars had a 42' truck center arrangement with a low mounted brake wheel on 8'-6" high bulkheads.  Will be available in 9 road numbers.

Burlington Northern - '1975 Repaint':  The Burlington Northern amassed a large collection of GSI built bulkhead flat cars from many of their predecessor roads.  While many of these cars lasted until their death in the as-delivered paint many were repainted by the BN.  Soon to be available in 18 road numbers with 42' truck centers, 8'-6" bulkheads and low mounted brake wheel.

Rock Island - '1966 As-Delivered':  Initially the Rock Island built their own bulkhead flat cars, but during the mid 1960s GSI began to fulfill this need.  We have recreated an example of a 50 car delivery from 1966 (91825-91874).  These cars had 42' truck centers, 8'-6" high bulkheads and a high mounted brake wheel.  Will be available in 6 road numbers. 

Chicago Great Western - '1974 Repaint':  This small group of 10 cars (3011-3020) were painted in a attractive CNW style paint scheme.  While this car looks similar to the other cars in this release with the 8'-6" bulkheads, it has a completely different body that has 43'-3" truck centers.  


30 Responses

Larry Sloan
Larry Sloan

August 07, 2018

Can’t wait to get at least a couple of these to mix in with the BN center beam cars you guys did a few years ago.

Eugene Holub
Eugene Holub

July 30, 2018

Is this the same flat car Walthers did about 15 – 20 years ago? I do hope so, this new car looks like it would be a nice upgrade to the old Walthers model.

Richard Hovey
Richard Hovey

July 30, 2018

I lived near the Sperry Iowa gypsum board planit for several years. Looking forward to the CB&Q bulkhead flats.
Stephen Relien
Stephen Relien

July 30, 2018

The GN and BN shipped aluminum ingots and rods from the Columbia Falls MT
Anaconda Aluminum plant on these cars — any chance you can find aluminum loads
to fit these cars?

Ed Duke
Ed Duke

July 30, 2018

I will pick up a couple..Looks great!!

John Nymon
John Nymon

July 30, 2018

Hallelujah! There’s life after Walthers! I have done everything possible to make their oh so famous GSI flat resemble something that I finally gave up. Looks like you guys are in for a real winner here. Thank you so much for bringing us detail, nut and bolt affaciando’s the REAL DEAL! Thank you, thank you! Many roads had these so it should and will be a good car selection for you guys! If you need any proto info I do have some car diagrams that may prove to be fruitful.

David Standen
David Standen

July 30, 2018

Is the Rio Grande one similar ??
If it is , it would be extremely popular.
They all look great, I can see a few B.N. & Rock Island ones coming to Australia
when they are released.
Thanks guys, David Standen, Melbourne, Australia

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson

July 30, 2018

Thank you.

The cars look very good. Looking forward to the Rock Island version.

Thomas Flemming
Thomas Flemming

July 21, 2018

awesome, I guess I will be spending a little money in the future, since I model the BN in late 70’s

Sonny Ketcham
Sonny Ketcham

July 21, 2018

Looks incredible! Thanks.

Are there plans to offer these in IC, GM&O, and/or ICG?

Again, very nice model.

Roger Ball
Roger Ball

July 21, 2018

Lookin good

David J Daisy
David J Daisy

July 21, 2018

Will look forward to Illinois Central in your new bulkhead flats.

I do have a ICRR lettering diagram for these cars.

Steve
Steve

July 21, 2018

Sweet!

Daniel R Seaman
Daniel R Seaman

July 21, 2018

Please do the Rio Grande version!

Ricky Keil
Ricky Keil

July 21, 2018

Thank you ExactRail! Been waiting for someone to do the CB&Q ones for some time.

Johnathon Berg
Johnathon Berg

July 21, 2018

Any plans to do these in n scale?

Donald Shriner
Donald Shriner

July 21, 2018

Sweet!These will fit in nicely with the Tangent models i have of this same piece of rolling stock.Any word on price yet?…and can we pre-order them through Train-Life.com?

Dave Karchnak
Dave Karchnak

July 21, 2018

Will it be possible to change out the couplers? Is the basic frame metal? I’ve had mixed results with scale pulpwood on all plastic cars. Thanks

Mike
Mike

July 21, 2018

Will there be any BNSF versions?

Rick Simpson
Rick Simpson

July 21, 2018

No UP ‘s?

AL CAMARA
AL CAMARA

July 21, 2018

First, love your products. Here’s my question… Why don’t you have more undecorated cars in your lines and make more of them available to use for guy’s like me who like to paint?. Also, what’s up with the price in most cases being the same as the painted cars? Can’t be because of the painting. Please give me (us) an honest answer. I look forward to your quick response. Thank you, Alfred A. Camara

Steve Justad
Steve Justad

July 21, 2018

Look forward to GN and undec versions.

Stephen Syfrett
Stephen Syfrett

July 21, 2018

Excited to see these being offered. Please consider doing the high brakewheel version for as-delivered Atlantic Coast Line. These survived in ACL paint for many years through the SCL/Family Lines era, and some on into the SBD era in original paint. I recently purchased a “close” version by another company. At least their numbers are above the actual ACL series! Thanks for considering the request!

Ed
Ed

July 21, 2018

Undec kits?

William David
William David

July 21, 2018

This sounds great and is a needed addition to the 60’s & 70’s railroad scene. Thanks for adding this to your offerings.

Robert J Becker
Robert J Becker

July 21, 2018

It is exciting to see yet another great model added to your highly detailed selection of HO scale freight cars. Please consider producing this model in Soo Line. The Soo built 25 of these in 1968 numbered 5911-5959, odd only. They were painted in the Colormark sceme featuring a white body, black lettering, green Colormark logo panel and black ends. Contact the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society for plans, photos and art work. I’m looking forward to seeing a few of these cars on my layout. Keep of the great work!

Doug Polinder
Doug Polinder

July 21, 2018

Great Northern glacier green?

John White
John White

July 21, 2018

I’d love to see these in N Scale. Still hoping for the EL/CR depressed center flat car in N Scale.

Alan ROKER
Alan ROKER

July 21, 2018

Looks a really neat model but would like to see it in Conrail

Gerhard Anderson
Gerhard Anderson

July 21, 2018

Thank You !!!!!!!!

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