FCE-24' Carter Brothers Flat Car
This eight (8) ton flat car was built by Carter Brothers of Newark, California. They built these flats for the Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad, the South Pacific Coast Railroad, the North Pacific Coast Railroad, and they found their way to many other western railroads. Many of the 24' flats were rebuilt to 28' in later years, reusing the original hardware. The original trucks were generally rebuilt to ten (10) ton units at the same time that the car was lengthened.
The car is modeled as it appeared in the late 1800's or the early 1900's. All dimensions and specifications were taken off drawing by noted railway historian Herman H. Darr. We offer this car in the following five configurations:
Version #1 - South Pacific Coast Railroad - has early safety appliances and hand brakes only. (As delivered by Carter Bros.)
Version #2 - South Pacific Coast Railroad - same as above, but with K type air brake system added, and later safety appliances.
Version #3 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad - has K type air brake system, and later safety appliances.
Version #4 - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad - has straight air brake system, and later safety appliances.
Version #5 - Nevada Central Railroad - has K type air brake system, and later safety appliances.
1. All wood parts are laser cut by Fall River Productions.
2. Wood parts are distressed and weathered.
3. Metal parts are rusted and weathered.
4. Trucks designed by Fall River Productions with Sierra Valley metal wheel sets.
5. These cars may be ordered with either Kadee™ knuckles or Hartford Products link and pin couplers. Please Specify.
6. Custom lettering and numbering is available. Contact us with your needs, and we will give you a quote.
7. These cars are true 1:20.3 scale but are visually compatible with most "G" scale narrow gauge equipment.
8. Please add $10.00 for shipping and handling per car. (UPS - ground.)
9. California residents add 7.25% state sales tax.
10. These cars are 100% designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
1:20.3 Scale Carter Bros. 24' Flat Car
Drawing from Fall River Productions. Shown with Kadee™ couplers. See text for descriptions.