N Scale: 50' FMC Double Door Boxcar - C&O

Athearn

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Athearn N Scale: 50' FMC Double Door Boxcar -  Chesapeake & Ohio

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separately applied grab irons, end ladders and brake wheel
  • Photo-etched cross-over platform
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • 33” machined metal 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”

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

PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: FMC
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1970s+
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No



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