Tag: Floor

  • Flatcars Prototype: Floor and Trusses

    Flatcars Prototype: Floor and Trusses

    After preparing the frame and floor boards, construction can continue with the underframe. The main components are the body bolsters, needle beams and trusses. Unfortunately, I don’t have got a complete set of diagrams, so I had to guesstimate concerning the longitudinal and cross trusses. However, it’s not rocket science.

  • Flatcars Prototype: Materials and Frame

    Flatcars Prototype: Materials and Frame

    Based on my experiences from the flatcar experiments I’ve decided to construct a prototype for 26′ flatcars. The model is going to be built from red cedar and purchased Piko bogies.