Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Update* It's Parmele & Sturges

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Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Update* It's Parmele & Sturges

Postby Dennis Holler » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:23 am

I just found this one. Frame is cast Al with a sheet top plate screwed from the top. You can see the brass span bolsters and Walthers trucks. Is this an Auel flat car kit built up or some other? Thanks.
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:38 am

Not Auel - Auel cars are Zamac and nicer, too.
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby stephen neill » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:24 pm

I agree with Rufus, Auel was cast in Zamac, I have several kits and perhaps a built one. I also have others that are cast aluminum but none match Carey’s. All the usual cast aluminum suspects would have used more detailed castings.

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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby J. S. Bach » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:43 pm

Nice car; after a repaint. Someone used one different truck on one end.
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby Dennis Holler » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 pm

Ha, I didn’t catch the truck mismatch before. I think I have a match for four spring trucks. Probably repaint in PRR colors at some point. I do agree it is a pretty simple casting, not a lot of detail.
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby E7 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:29 pm

The deck of the Auel cars had dimples or indents that were offset every other crosswise row. They were pictured in ads in certain issues of O Scale News 48/rt.
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby E7 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:34 pm

E7 wrote:The deck of the Auel cars had dimples or indents that were offset every other crosswise row. They were pictured in ads in certain issues of O Scale News 48/rt.


A little side note: The late Robert Parri worked for Mr. Auel
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:12 pm

At some point...didn't Walthers make a 4 truck cast aluminum flatcar?
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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Auel perhaps?

Postby Dennis Holler » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:59 pm

I finally found the source of my originally posted flat car, It's a Parmele & Sturges. I found another unbuilt kit with the instructions to document it.

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Re: Ideas on the 4 truck flatcar... Update* It's Parmele & Sturges

Postby R.K. Maroon » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:40 pm

Here is the P&S 4-truck flat car as it appeared in the catalog:

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