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- Screw mounted, Roller bearing style trucks
- Scale profile brake wheel
- Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
- Body-mounted, McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
- Machined metal wheels operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
- Weighted for optimum performance
- Highly detailed, injection-molded body
- Fully assembled and ready for your layout
- Minimum radius: 9 ¾”
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 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 cars can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.
McHenry Scale Knuckle