Below is a real pic of a flat car. It is a
flat that has had end attached.
Dean Heacock photo
The assembly is very easy for a flat car.
thing you need to do is weather the top. The sides are so
one will see them. The Athearn kit did not come with
stencil decal, I added that, just like the one in the
photo. I also
painted over the original capacity numbers and added new white
numbers in the newer block type font. The numbers above
"KE" in "Chesepeake"
is what I am referring to. This was a typical look for an
that had been reweighed after an overhaul. The stakes
side just give it more interest than a plain flat car.