N 65'6" Mill Gondola, WAB #12034

Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Working drop ends. Gently lift up & push inward to fold ends down.
  • Interior detailing
  • Bettendorf trucks
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed
  • Weighted die cast body and underframe for trouble free operation
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Screw mounted trucks w/ machined metal wheels
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Body mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers
  • Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 9 ¾”
  • Recommended radius: 11”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

First built by General American in the early 1940’s, the mill gondola was designed for steel mill shipments that required extra length and versatility. The sturdy riveted construction could carry the necessary weight plus both end panels were hinged to fold inward. This allowed long beams and other extra-length loads to extend beyond the length of the car. When carrying such loads, the mill gondola requires flat cars coupled to both ends to allow clearance of the overhanging load.

Specifications

PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: General American
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1940 - 1980
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

N 65'6" Mill Gondola, WAB #12034

[ATH23950]

$23.98

Due Late May, 2018

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