Plum Cove Studios famous PHLATT CAR
- Phlatt's cars look good behind any era loco, electric, diesel or steam.
- All parts pre-cut for precise fit and are self aligning
- Only basic hand tools required for assembly.
- All holes jig-drilled for uniformity, allowing optional accessories
(e.g. Gondola Sides
or our "Adirondack"
Chairs) to be interchanged among cars.
- With straightforward construction, our kits make great "Father/Son"
or "Grandfather/Grandson" projects.
- Couplers are solid (non opening) made to IBLS standards by Railroad
Supply Inc. and are pre-installed in Plum Cove Studios coupler pockets,
ready for action.
- Extremely rugged, these Phlatt cars will last.
- Sprung/Equalized sideframes allow ± .5 inch deflection for each
wheel for great tracking.
- Standard springs allow for 600 lb load. Fit your own springs for greater
- All kits come with cast iron wheels CNC machined and pressed on axles
to the gauge you specify (7.25-7.5 or custom).
- Our Arch Bar sideframes and bolsters are constructed just like the
prototype, not cast.
- Each pair of trucks includes top and bottom bolsters, ready to be bolted
onto our Phlatt car kits
or on your home-brew car.
- Each car utilizes 96 strips of wood for the deck. Pine is standard,
Oak and Mahogany are available at nominal cost. Each strip is pre-drilled
with 4 holes, ready for fastening.
- Decorative hardware is attached with special slot-less hex bolts, which
give the appearance of full-scale bolts and washers.
|YOU CANT BUILD IT ANY CHEAPER!|
Even veteran craftsmen admit theyd be hard
pressed to make a comparable railroad car for less money. Plum Cove Studios
proudly offers these cars including cast iron wheels CNC machined
to IBLS standards (4.125" tread) and real arch bar trucks -- for barely
more than the street value of the component parts.
YOU CANT BUILD IT QUICKER!
Combined, the engineers at Plum Cove Studios have been in the model railroad
hobby for over 65 years... constantly searching for the quickest and easiest
way to build model rolling stock. The Phinneas T. Phlatt design is the culmination
of that tireless research. Combined with "real-world" design principles,
our Phlatt Car is an excellent tracking, perfectly-proportioned workhorse
able to haul heavy loads -- all from a kit that assembles in less than
YOU CANT BUILD IT EASIER!
All youll need to assemble the kit -- from
start to finish -- is a hammer, drill, screw driver, pliers, socket drivers
and basic painting supplies. If you put your own socks on, youve got
the aptitude to assemble the Phinneas T. Platt. All holes are pre-drilled
in special jigs to assure uniformity. Each kit comes complete with illustrated
instructions. A "help line" phone number is also included just
WHY BUY A PHLATT CAR?
THE PLATT CAR: MOST VERSATILE CAR
ON THE RAILROAD!
Phlatt Cars are the simplest, most versatile cars
on the railroad. Any railroad veteran will tell you that every car has a
purpose... but none is as adaptable as the Phlatt Car. A Phlatt Car can
carry everything.. Today youll haul passengers sitting on our optional
"Adirondack" seats, tomorrow youll haul gravel utilizing
the optional side panels that fit snugly into the "stake" pockets",
the day after tomorrow youll haul five gallon pails of liquid to their
destination. No other car on the railroad is as versatile as the Phinneas
T. Platt Car.
NEW TO THE HOBBY?
If youre just getting into large scale model railroading, rolling
stock (freight cars) are a good place to start. Just having a car or two
will allow you to join any one of the many "Live Steam" clubs
that dot New England (Well even give you a list of clubs.). Although
theyre nice to have, you dont need a steam locomotive. Many "Live
Steamers" have built engines, but have no cars. As a result, theyre
often willing to pull other peoples cars. Its a win-win situation,
and is a great way for you to join the hobby. (And don't forget to check out our wonderful new locomotive, the "Generic Electric".)
Put your Phlatt cars to work. Live Steam clubs are always evolving and are
constantly seeking vibrant new members to help with the expansion and maintenance
of trackage. Phlatt cars are perfect for that work: hauling track panels,
gravel, tools and even passengers to the project site.
YOU WONT FIND A SIMPLER, MORE
RUGGED CAR ANYWHERE!
Plum Cove Studios follows famed railroad baron
Phinneas T. Phlatts philosophy of building railroad cars in an strong,
yet uncomplicated manner. Parts are oversized and beefy. This assures not
only a simplified construction but a long service life as well. An added
benefit is cost effectiveness and quicker construction.
STAY ON THE TRACKS!
Often easier said than done. Plum Cove Studios Phinneas T. Phlatt Car is a simple, yet rugged transport designed especially
for the convoluted 7.25 inch railroads common to New England. With a 600
pound load limit, you can comfortably carry two generously sized adults
or a full load of various supplies without fear of over-stressing the car
or affecting its ability to stay on the tracks.
These are our rugged arch bar trucks!
Take a closer look
This is the Phlatt Car with the optional gondola panels.
Take a closer look...
Just imagine riding along the mainline of your favorite live steam club
enjoying the comfort of an authentic Adirondack style chair!
For extra options & shipping details: call, fax
Plum Cove Studios
Paul Pool, 19 Linwood Place, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978 865 6727