My Boat Car is Bigger than Your Boat Car
By EWI Michael Stella, USN
Well, actually, my boat car is a standard length Lionel flatcar. But, the boat is a bit larger then the style used in postwar Lionel Land. My flatcar carries a model of the USS Missouri, albeit a bit smaller scale then one in forty-eight! We all know that Lionel took many liberties (a favorite USN term) with scale proportions. Just consider the long-lived gateman. A very big man that everyone loves. So why not a very small boat?
For certain I always get a few questions from visitors to Lionel Lines (the largest Lionel railroad on my block) about this “one-of-a-kind” boat car.