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Looking for some info on the above MTH RK MEC 50' flat with a camper load. Two questions please-1) does it come with a set of wheel chucks and 2) on the MTH site, the camper itself  appears too large-almost like it would unrealistically "out size" a GP or RS diesel. If anyone has one, could you take a look and help me out? Thanks in advance, turtle7

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Radio Ron, Action Jaxon    Thanks for the replies.  Just recently on ebay, there was one of these for sale with some pictures-and from what I can (crudely) measure, the trailer is approximately .58-.60 of the flat car length-so a 50 ft flat cat ( which MTH says it is),  the trailer would be about 29-30 ft-well within the range of Polar trailer type campers from that time. I also think that the normal "stated" total length of a GP 7 or 9 is about 56 feet-and from what I can determine from Jaxon's picture, we are within reasonable "prototype-ness". Thanks again-stay safe out there-turtle7

BTW  Radio Ron--I see on your post that you are holding a LCCA traveling box czar. I am an old 6464 nut ( true 6464s with metal door guides top and bottom)-I was lucky enough to find the other 6464 LCCA traveling box car ( with reverse colors from yours). If you ever want to give your car a new home, please keep me in mind. thanks-turtle7

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Radio Ron--I see on your post that you are holding a LCCA traveling box czar.   I was lucky enough to find the other 6464 LCCA traveling box car ( with reverse colors from yours).   If you ever want to give your car a new home, please keep me in mind. thanks-turtle7

I only had it on loan for a few weeks like most people did.   I think I was the only person who ran it on a layout in Delaware.  It really would have been nice had LCCA given those who took part in that boxcar program to actually buy one.. even at some later date.   I think LCCA just had a "drawing" for those cars.  Is that how you got yours?

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Just recently on ebay, there was one of these for sale with some pictures-and from what I can (crudely) measure, the trailer is approximately .58-.60 of the flat car length-so a 50 ft flat car (which MTH says it is).  The trailer would be about 29-30 ft., well within the range of Polar trailer type campers from that time.  I think the normal "stated" total length of a GP 7 or 9 is about 56 feet.  From what I can determine from Jaxon's picture, we are within reasonable "prototype-ness".  Thanks again-stay safe out there-turtle7

That's an interesting flatcar. Although I have tried to stay abreast on all the stuff Lionel & MTH has offered over the years, I totally don't remember that one.  Looks good!

RadioRon  No-I purchased it from a LCCA member-and did not ask how he acquired it. I also think that they somehow auctioned them off-but I do not think it was via an entire-club-wide advertised event. I agree that they likely could have sold more of these if they had planned differently.  As regards the MTH flat car-it too passed me by and I, like you, try to keep an eye out for "stuff" which interests me. But in 2014, I was not yet interested in the Maine railroads ( BAR, MEC and B&M)-and so it likely didn't catch my eye-now it does and I just purchased one from a store in RI. I was born in Jersey ( hence a real PRR fan, especially the electrics,-but also lines like the CNJ, LV, EL, RDG, etc) , raised partially in Maine ( hence the Maine lines and the Rutland and NH)-now in the Chicago area ( for almost 50 years-raised all 5 children here). What a great hobby !!  Enjoy-turtle7

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