HO 50' FMC 5283 DD Box, SP/Speed Letter #245157

Detailed Information

MODEL  FEATURES: 

  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Positionable sliding double doors
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Precision machined metal wheels
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Minimum radius: 18”

 

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

It was the mid 1970s, and the incentive per diem box car boom was just beginning. New, brightly painted box cars seemed to appear overnight. Many were lettered for various short lines. FMC (Food Machinery Corporation) was a significant builder of many of these cars. The 50’ outside post, non-terminating end box car, became the foundation for new per diem cars built in the 1970s. The 50’ FMC cars also varied in door configuration and style to better suit each customer. These models can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene. 

Specifications

COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No