This set was produced to fill a gap in PRR decals which have never been done prior to this set.
The PRR's FM Class Flatcars were built in Altoona from 1902 to 1913 and were the workhorses of the PRR's flatcar fleet until the 1930's with the creation of the F30 Class. These cars lasted in great numbers drought he 1950's, when the number of cars in revenue service dropped to 364 with only 3 remaining by 1968. The majority of these cars were transferred to MOW service as they aged.
This sheet includes enough decals to decal 6 FM Class Flatcars with the correct build dates for each number. There are 8 different re-weigh/repack dates. Also, the number jumble contains one complete additional number and has been constructed to ease in making additional numbers.
The FM Class Flatcar has been produced in HO brass by Railworks, LTD, and in resin by Sunshine Models and Funaro & Camerlengo.
For references in regard to the PRR's FM Flatcar Fleet please consult the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society's publication Pennsylvania Railroad Flatcars, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1881-1968 by Elden Gatwood and Al Buchan.