Full size printed plan Motor "FLAT CARS" a "Work-Car" for Your Trolley Line A 1943 PLAN

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THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF A 1943 PLAN

Motor "FLAT CARS" 

Full size printed plan and article

No material, Plans only

(If you are working in a different scale we can do the drawings only in that scale)

O GAUGE TROLLEY

 LENGTH 10 1/2”

WIDTH 2 3/8”

By WILLlAM SCHOPP

How to Build a "Work-Car" for Your Trolley Line

DIFFERENT STYLES OF WORK-CARS

As will be noted from the photos, as well as perhaps from your own knowledge, motor flat cars vary as to position and shape of motorman's cab. One of the photos Fig. I, shows rail car No. 5622 of the Public Service's Hudson River Line, snapped at Fort Lee, N. J. several years ago. Notice that the motor­man has his choice of two cabs, one at either end and notice that the cabs are narrower than the car floor, to permit loads' extending out beyond the end to be carried. Although this car has two poles, the Brooklyn & Queens Transit car No. 9980 shown ·in Fig II with a cut of steam-road box cars in the wilds of Brooklyn, has only one pole, centrally mounted on a pylon.  if one cab is slightly altered and equipped with a derrick, we have a trolley wrecking carbeg pardon, motor wrecker-such as Lehigh Valley Transit's No. 9, Fig. III snapped outside the Easton, Pa., bus barn. By having only one cab on motor fiat car, however, there is increased room for loads, not to mention a saving in con­struction material and electrical equip­ment (which is important, since most cars of this type are "home-made." Such single cabs, too, are usually narrower than the car body in order to provide room for long loads such as rails, poles, signals, etc. The old Lake Shore Electric No. 404, Fig. IV, appears to have the 'narrow cab in the geometrical center of the /lat car, with space on each side thereof. The Jamestown Street Railways No. 154, Fig. V, has the cab entirely off to one side as can be seen from the photo, if you will note the location of the pole.

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