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Pennsylvania Railroad F22 flat car in O 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 ends are designed for Kadee O scale couplers. The bottom of the Kadee coupler box fits directly into the frame and can be attached by screws (after drilling appripiate sized hole in frame). Also, there is a mounting bracket for Carmer cut lever on each end.
This model includes the "bridge" which mounts to a boss in the center of the car, allowing the load to pivot on curved track.
The prototype deck boards were 6" wide.
The bridge does rotate, and so you can model a train with a load supported across two cars.
Also available in O scale is a version without the bridge and mounting boss so that a PRR F23 and the plain variation of the F22 can be modeled.