DODX 41000 Series 100-Ton Flat Car Multi-Media Kit
We are starting a new production run of these cars. Parts are now in production with August as our target date. We have swapped MDF for acrylic for the core. This will make the cars a little easier to assemble.
The 41000 series is part of the Defense Freight Railway Interchange Fleet. It is a 100T flat car used to transport heavy military vehicles. It can support one M1 Abrams Tank, or two Bradley fighting vehicles, or other combinations of lighter vehicles. AMF Technotransport in Montreal built 256 over the period 1994-1996. They are still in service today.
The kit uses photo etched parts with a laser cut MDF core. The brake details are 3D printed IAW prototype drawings. The kit includes a good representation of the under body detail, but is still easy to assemble with CAA. No soldering is required, but you are welcome to solder if you wish. The parts have engineered slots and tabs that self-jig. The side frames use a bending design that requires no tools to form. You just use your hands and a flat hard surface to bend the parts. The kit also includes decals. As a bonus the decals can also be used to letter the 40000 and 48000 series.
Athearn 100T trucks and a Kadee coupler must be provided by the user.
The kits also include photoetched military style tie down chains, shackles and rings. The chains stay with the car when it is empty, or can be used to load HO scale armored vehicles and trucks. The chains will also be available separately, see this link.
Thanks to Chris Mears who did the 3D brake detail drawings, Dave Olsen for dozens of photos, and George Gounley for the prototype drawings.
Photo etched brass, Laser cut acrylic and cast metal parts based on 3D printed masters.
Dimensions: (Approx.) 1.5 x 9.5 inches
HO DODX 41000 Flat Car kit includes one set of decals, SOLD OUT