This set was produced to introduce a more comprehensive set for these classes, which hadn't been done by previous
The PRR's F31 Class Flatcars were originally constructed to hold 8 standard sized Containers in 1930. Starting in 1936, container handling hardware was removed and cars were converted into general service cars with stake pockets and a flat wood deck. This converted car was classified as an F31a and was the largest general service flatcar in the PRR's fleet. For more information reference the recently released book on the PRR's flatcar fleet published by the PRRT&HS.
This sheet includes enough decals to decal four cars, 3 F31 container cars and 1 F31a general service car. The set includes 4 different car numbers with the correct build dates for each number. There are six different re-weigh/repack dates. Also, enough data has been included to decal 16 DD-1 Class containers, which were commonly used with this car while in container service.
The F31 container car and F31a general service flatcar have been produced in HO brass by Railworks, LTD.
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 F31 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.