52' Center Depressed Flat Car With No Load (18349)HO Scale Car Plastic Model Kit
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A flat car is a piece of railroad rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck on four or six wheels or a pair of trucks. The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flat cars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck. Flat cars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars. They are also often used to transport intermodal containers or trailers as part of intermodal freight transport shipping.
Heavy capacity flatcars are cars designed to carry more than 100 short tons. They often have more than the typical North American standard of four axles (one two axle truck at each end), and may have a depressed center or "fish belly" to handle excess-height loads as well as two trucks of three axles each (one at each end) or four trucks (two at each end) of two axles each, connected by span bolsters. Loads typically handled include electrical power equipment and large industrial production machinery.
- Fully Assembled Model
- Magnetically Operated, Blackened Metal Wheels with RP25 Contours
- Body Mounted EZ Mate Couplers
- Non-Magnetic Blackened Brass Axles with Needle Point Bearing
- Celcon Trucks
- Added Weight for Optimum Tracking