Modeling a KRL 304 Type FM Heavy Duty 10-axle flatcar in O scale (three rail)
This O scale model is a 10-axle flatcar which is based on the KRL 304. This model is identical to the prototype KRL 304 except it has been modified to create a 10-axle version. Otherwise the overall dimensions of the model are identical to the 12-axle version. MTH 2-axle and 3-axle trucks were used on the model.
This model has a 11-1/4 inch platform length and an overall length of 17 inches. A special feature of the model is the use of articulated truck bolsters which allow the car to operate on small radius curves. Because each truck is allowed to shift side to side the car can operate more smoothly through turnouts and yards. The model also features a low center of gravity for additional stability.