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Athearn Roundhouse #1498 50' Ext Post High Cube Plug Door Box,CN #406258

Athearn Roundhouse #1498  50' Ext Post High Cube Plug Door Box,CN #406258
  • Manufacture: Athearn
  • Category: Box Car
  • Number: 1498
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $25.99
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MODEL FEATURES:
Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
Separately applied wire grab irons
Separately applied brake wheel and end ladders
Etched end platforms
Machined metal wheels
Weighted for trouble free operation
33” solid nickel silver wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Replacement parts available
Minimum radius: 18”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per roadnumber matching each corresponding side 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. Pullman Standard (PS) 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’ PS cars also varied in door configuration and style to better suit each customer.

Today box cars still matter to the railroads. Even with modern containerization, box cars have a higher capacity then allowable on US roads. We are finding today, that 1970’s box cars are being rebuilt and put into service for various leasing outfits. These models can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.

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