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Proto-Freelance 20' Steel Bunk, Logging Flat Car Kit

Designed to accommodate our 20' frame, this free-lanced, logging flat car is typical of many such cars used on short line narrow gauge railroads in the first half of the twentieth century. This kit is designed to look like a flat car that has been converted to haul logs through the addition of steel log bunks to its deck. It can be modified to suit your tastes, with a choice of needle beams, buffer blocks, truss rod nut/washers, and whether or not the original stake pockets were scavenged when the car was converted to haul logs. Also note that the brake staff on flat cars is easily removable (from the ratchet and pawl up), so it can be safely stowed when loaded with logs. While there is no prototype for this particular car (though the arrangement follows WSLCo. practice), it was designed and built following standard building practices of the day.

We believe that this highly detailed, easy to assemble kit will make as excellent an addition to any layout as it is on ours!

This high quality, styrene kit features the following:

  • Complete set of FMWs all new 7'x20' styrene frame castings!
  • Available in On3 (FMW-2221) or On30 (FMW-2332).
  • Steel Log Bunks by San Juan Car Co.
  • Trucks by MacLeod Western w/NWSL Wheels (while supplies last).
  • Set of FMW-4000 Wooden Brake Beams in styrene.
  • FMW-4001 15″ ACME Brake Wheel w/ratchet & pawl.
  • Set of FMW-4004 Truck Brake Levers.
  • Kadee No. 26 couplers included!
  • Easy to follow, illustrated instructions by FMW.
Scale Stock No Description Order Note
0n3 FMW-2221 Single Car Kit

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0n30 FMW-2332 Single Car Kit Sold Out  

20' Steel Bunk, Logging Flat Car Kit:

These kits include all the castings and parts required to complete one car (glue, paint, decals, and load not included).

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