Flat car help...Please!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Sir_Prize, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    I'm looking to put some "real" wood decks on some Atlas flats.
    Anybody done this here?

    Need help in seeing about a kit, or suggestions of who to get from...etc.
    Please! :wave:
  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    American Model Builders makes laser cut wood flat car decks for various scales and manufacturers of flat cars.

    Here is American Model Builders website: http://www.laserkit.com/

    I am looking to do it do a few HO scale cars.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    You can also take a wire brush to the deck, and then do some washes/weathering with blacks/browns/reds to get a worn board look. I did that with some of mine; if you decide to load up the car, this is probably a cheaper way to go, and nearly as effective.

  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    TomPM- Thanks for the link.
    I've seen their stuff. Looks good. :thumb:

    MasonJar- Been thinking on that, too. :)

    The biggest reasons I was thinking of actual wood is because it's only 2 flats, they
    will be "fastened" to one spot, very close to the viewer, in a diorama.
    I was looking about a noticed I had some NE Scale Wood Co.- HO scale 2x4. I was
    going to use this for the forklift risers, wheel blocks, and "place holders" for the
    loads on the flats. Oh ya! :oops: ... the loads are a GHQ Combine w/ a 20ft
    container of parts, then the thrasher w/ a model 50 tractor.

    I'll try to get a pic of them as they are now up here. Then ya'll can see what I'm
    think'n. :D

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