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Athearn - Item No. ATH-1744
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HO 50' FMC 5077 DD Offset Box Car, UO #1503

$39.99
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MODEL FEATURES:

  • Newly tooled bodies with road specific doors
  • Separately applied grab irons, end ladders and brake wheel
  • Photo etched cross-over platform
  • Full under body brake detail and piping
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • 33” machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

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.

Product Specs

Manufacturer #
660132942359
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer
FMC
Full Road Name
Union Railroad of Oregon
Scale
HO
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Axles
4
Minimum Radius
18"
Reporting Mark
UO
Lighted
No