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Brian Strait

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Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« on: January 19, 2021, 09:19:32 PM »
Hey all,
I've fallen back down the model railroading black hole.  Does anyone know where i can find blueprints of the WW&F flatcars?  Mainly i am looking for the sill dimensions and placement.
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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 09:25:43 PM »
I remember seeing an article in Model Railroader or Railroad Model Craftsman on "How to Build a Maine 2-ft Flatcar". Of course I don't have a copy of it, or recall any of the details. Maybe someone will know...

We also may have a copy of the article in the WW&F Archives.
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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 10:27:07 PM »
I believe there are drawings with dimensions in "Two Feet to Tidewater," aren't there?

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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 10:58:37 PM »
I scratchbuilt several On2 Flatcars and used:
- 6" x 12" for the Center and Intermediate Sills, an
- 9" x 12" for the Outer Sills and End Sills.
I also have a drawing of the Sill placement, if I can find it . . . .
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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 01:11:36 AM »
Two Feet to Tidewater (3rd ed) has a roster on page 240.
and a drawing (No.118) with overall dimensions on 242.
By John T. Derr

Modified 11:30 1/20/21
Dave I forgot about those.
Page 372 to 374 Material List for Heavy Flat Car
Without reading- is the material for the Box Car undercarriage more correct for a standard Flat?
« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 01:31:26 AM by Carl G. Soderstrom »

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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 11:54:17 AM »
Doesn't the museum have a number of plans from the Portland Co.?

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Re: Maine 2' Flatcar Blueprints
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 03:17:09 PM »
Yes, but I believe the plans the museum has are copies of the originals at the Maine Archives.  You can order copies for yourself.

Bob Jones' book had material lists for some of the various freight car orders W&Q/WW&F purchase from Portland Co.  The material lists do show the dimensions of the center, intermediate, and outer sills as well as dimensions for the end beams; in fact, all the dimensions for every stick of wood on the cars.  There are also dimensions for the various bits of steel, wrought iron, and cast iron, too.