HO Scale NSC 73’ Centerbeam Flatcar




One of the most overlooked, and yet common loads carried by North American railroads is finished wood products. This is where we are proud to introduce the HO Scale NSC 73’ Centerbeam Car! Over 20,000 examples of this car were produced by National Steel Car, between 1987 through the mid 2000s, with some car variations along the way.


Whenever you see a general merchandise freight pass by you, there’s a high probability that you will see at least four or more centerbeams mixed in. But have you taken notice of the road names/ownership of those cars? Centerbeams are unique in that they are owned by large class I railroads, leasing companies and smaller shortlines. The wood industry is that lucrative and our HO Scale 73’ NSC Centerbeam is no stranger to a wide variety of road names!







  The HO Scale NSC 73’ Centerbeam Flatcar features:

  • Multiple side sill variations with different winch and ratchet configurations
  • Multiple top truss configurations; early Z pattern and standard closed pattern with and without tie-down brackets
  • Two deck configurations; early with risers and mid without risers
  • Two underbody configurations
  • Multiple end cage variants
  • Multiple brake stand options
  • Multiple truck types (six to be exact!)
  • Factory-installed rubber airhoses
  • See through eroded metal crossover platforms
  • Fully detailed underbodies with full brake piping & rigging
  • Factory-installed metal grab irons and coupler lift bars
  • Free rolling, metal wheelsets






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