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UPTODAY

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« on: December 18, 2015, 10:54:58 PM »

hi everyone,the chuggington range(as you chaps say it)has a nice looking flat car that could fit with thomas.
see the 2015 bachmann cat.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 06:00:57 AM »

hi everyone,the chuggington range(as you chaps say it)has a nice looking flat car that could fit with thomas.
see the 2015 bachmann cat.
UPTODAY

But that is in the Chuggington range. Personally, I don't think the Thomas & Friends range should be mixed with the Chiggington range.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 07:36:19 AM »

I've also noticed that flat car and thought it would fit well.

Alas, when I've looked around online, there aren't many out there.

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Jacob Wilson
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 07:57:04 AM »

I've also noticed that flat car and thought it would fit well.

Alas, when I've looked around online, there aren't many out there.



Maybe the Flatbed would fit with the Thomas range, but Chuggington Wagons such as the Hopper Wagons, would not.
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UPTODAY

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 02:32:23 PM »

how about log bunks and painting the car black???log cars for JAMES to pull?
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 02:48:06 PM »

how about log bunks and painting the car black???log cars for JAMES to pull?

Maybe Bachmann will bring out in the future. I never managed to get my hands on the Flat Car with Paunt Drums, which I am annoyed about.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 12:28:35 PM »

I think the Chuggington flat car would work quite well with the Thomas series locos & trucks. In fact, from the pictures, it looks to be very close to the flat used in the episode featuring the blue sedan being transported over the rails. From the same photos on the web, it even looked like it had a reasonable amount of detail, too. We'll see, I have ordered a couple, just to have a look. I agree that the hoppers don't look very appropriate, but the little mine gons might be ok with a proper paint job. A lot of the Thomas items could stand some paint enhancement (at least a dull coat to reduce their high gloss), as well.

Bill in FtL
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 05:35:34 PM »

I just picked up my Chuggington flat cars at the LHS today, and although it's a bit longer than I thought it looked in the photos, I think it's acceptable, so I ordered another, too. I'm not fond of the lengthways deck planking, but I think I can fix that with a scribed styrene overlay with the scribe lines going across the car. The Moore I think about it, the more tempted I am to order a low side gon and a hopper as well, just to see if they can look any better after a run through the paint shop. I'm afraid the boxcar might require too much work to make it look right, but I might be able to use its under frame with an entirely new body scratch-built out of styrene sheet. I also model in On30, so that's also another possibility, too.

Bill in FtL
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2016, 05:16:35 PM »

Hey,Railtwister,how about an update on the Chuggington flat cars!love to see what you are doing!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2016, 11:31:29 AM »

So far, all I've managed to do is open the packages and test the coupler heights with one of the Thomas red open gondolas. The Chuggington flat cars fit in well with the Thomas cars, although they are a bit longer (and heavier). My LHS' distributor was sold out of stock on most of the other Chuggington items, but at least I was able to score two of the flats. I'm still waffling on changing the deck plank direction, and also whether to use them behind my On30 industrial diesel...

Bill in FtL
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UPTODAY

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2016, 05:08:48 PM »

Hey,railtwister, thanks for the update on the chuggington cars.I want to buy three of them and add log bunks from DETAILS WEST,#235-171,metal,4 pcs.,$4.50.BUY them from
Walthers.
HAVE FUN,
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2016, 07:17:45 PM »

Hey,railtwister, thanks for the update on the chuggington cars.I want to buy three of them and add log bunks from DETAILS WEST,#235-171,metal,4 pcs.,$4.50.BUY them from
Walthers.
HAVE FUN,
UPTODAY

Hi UPTODAY,
I'm thinking about a culvert load made from the plastic spindles adding machine paper tape comes on. Two or three will fit on a Bachmann container flat (now discontinued), using some black or green chart pack tape for strapping (looking for the tape now). If I get really energetic, I might try to turn the ends down so they fit together, but I just might get lazy and use them as-is...
Bill in FtL
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