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Pennsylvania Railroad F22/F23 flat car in S scale Also known as a "Gun flat", these cars we designed to carry large naval guns from the foundry to the shipyards in Philadelphia. Often traveling in pairs, these cars carried extremely large and heavy loads.
This model is the frame for one car. In addition to a wood deck, trucks, and couplers, you will need to add brake equipment, including a vertical shaft and brake wheel to complete the car. The coupler box and covers are drop-in compatible with Sergent (http://www.sergentengineering.com) and Kadee #802 S scale couplers. Also, there is a mounting bracket for Carmer cut lever on each end. Etched brass Carmer levers are available from Standard Railway Castings Co. (http://srcc.redmansefarm.com)
This variation of the F22 had a plain wooden deck. There is a version with the "bridge" and deck mounting available. The deck can be made from .04" thick Evergreen strip styrene or Northeastern Scale Lumber makes .04" strips is bass wood. The prototype deck boards were 6" wide.
This model can also be made into a PRR F23 flat car by adding a flat metal deck (from styrene) instead of a wood deck.