Three flat car and trailer combinations of this type were built by the ET&WNC in 1935 as a joint effort between the Railroad and trucking divisions. These early and experimental TOFC units ran between 1935 and 1937 in captive service.
These models are available in HO (HOn3), and O (On30) Select the model(s) below that you are interested in to order from our Shapeways Store! Scale is selected on the Shapeways site to the right of the model photograph.
The flat car was box car red with black trucks. To complete this model, Install the required detail parts, paint and decal to your liking, install mechanical parts (trucks and couplers) and enjoy!
This model was designed to use the following for completion:
- Kadee #713 or #714 couplers
- Blackstone Models 4’8″ Arch Bar Trucks B370109
- Music Wire 0.012″ for
- Grab Irons
- Brake Wheel Shaft
- Truss Rods
- Kadee #5 or #148 couplers
- Bachmann Long Wheel Base Arch Bar Trucks 29903*
The trailer was Yellow with black stripes and brown lower trim. If you choose, the model is available without a roof allowing you to make your own from styrene rounded along the top edges.
HO / HOn3
O / On30
* I have found that Bachmann did not design their trucks to fit a standard diameter bolster pin. As Such, I have designed the pin to fit the trucks that I purchased for the prototype model if other trucks are used, you may need to modify the pins, or replace them.
Due to the fact that 3d printing is a relatively new and in many ways experimental manufacturing technology and the fact that many of the models I manufacture push the limits on what is able to be manufactured, not all models can be successfully printed every time. Every effort is made to avoid any issues during the design phase, however, from time to time we do have unforeseen issues during the manufacturing process. We (Shapeways and I) appreciate your patience when issues do occur.
HOn3, On3, On30
Our products are printed in a Photopolymer Resin. This liquid resin becomes a solid when exposed to UV light. For those further interested in the scientific details, here is the Wikipedia article with the details.
As such, it is highly recommended to paint all models as part of the finishing process or at minimum prime them to protect the model from continued exposure.
When you receive your items you may notice some small post-production markings on the products. These are unavoidable in the production of the models. A small amount of work could be necessary to prepare the model for finishing.
Items that are labeled as “in stock” are ready to be packaged and shipped within a week of purchase.
Items that are labeled as “backorder” are produced on demand and will take 1-2 weeks to produce and ship out.
We strive to produce merchandise of the highest quality. 3D printing is a relatively new manufacturing process and we are exploring the limits and boundaries of this technology. We aim to provide our customers with consistent quality; unfortunately, when exploring new technologies, there are times where this might not be the case. Due to the hands-on nature of the production and post-production; issues may arise. Please feel free to contact our customer assistance department with any issues or concerns. We appreciate your continued patience when issues do occur going forward.
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