The F25 flatcar was the genesis of the PRR’s “Well” flatcar fleet. They also were a signature car strictly from the looks as a massive riveted flatcar. The first two were initially built at Altoona in February 1916, with an additional 25 cars being completed by late 1917. Due to the service they were in, the entire car fleet lasted into early Penn Central until age forced them to be retired.
The capacity/load limit of these cars varied when they were built until finally settling into groups that were either 140k or 170k pounds capacity. Additionally, these cars were rebuilt in multiple configurations, including the F25C which was modified for plate/tank end service. These cars fell into a solid numbering block of 435464-435490.
This sheet has enough data to do all 1 car. There are multiple appropriate reweigh/repack dates covering locations where these cars frequented with various reweigh dates as well.
The F25 has been done in 3D rendered form available on Shapeways by Mad Dog Design/Keith Thompson. For purchase here: http://shpws.me/QmJN
For painting this flatcar in this scheme, the entire car including underbody is to be painted in Freight Car Color. The trucks are painted black.
For references in regard to the PRR's F25 Class Flatcar fleet please consult the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society's publication, Pennsylvania Railroad Flat Cars, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1881-1968, by Al Buchan and Elden Gatwood and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.
Decal proofs are shown in black for clarity, actual product is in white.
These decal set are a print-on-demand product for MVS, so if it is out of stock, Email Owner John Frantz at firstname.lastname@example.org with how many you would like and which scheme and he can get them printed. Typical turnaround is about 2 weeks from order to arrival.