TrainLife Exclusive ExactRail HO Scale: Thrall 3564 Gondola
TTX 'Rail Gon' • 2005 'As-Delivered'
Shipping Soon - The Boat Broke Down!
These models are en route from ExactRail's manufacturing partner. Unfortunately prior to leaving port the ship that this project was loaded on broke down, delaying the shipment by several weeks. Because of prior marketing commitments we are choosing to release as previously scheduled and ship when the product arrives in early November. Orders that include any of these beautiful gondolas will be held and shipped when they are in stock
About the Paint Scheme:
In late 2004 through early 2005, TTX began taking delivery of new, larger gondolas to compliment and replace the aging 52 foot gons in their fleet. These new cars were initially built by National Steel Car and Trinity. The TTX RailGons with GNTX reporting marks that is on our car was applied to the Trinity built cars (297000-297299). While the Trinity gondola looks nearly identical to the Thrall 3564, it stands about 8 inches shorter and has a cubic foot capacity of 3267.
After the overwhelming response of our past TrainLife.com Exclusive release, we have returned with 5 paint schemes that are often requested, but not completely correct on the mighty Thrall 3564 Gondola.
The modern 66 foot long mill gondola has a commanding presence on today's railroads. The Thrall built 3564 cubic foot capacity has been a common sight from the mid 1990s to today and can be seen in most corners of the USA, Canada & Mexico. These large gondolas are used in a wide variety of uses, they are often seen with loads of pipe, rebar, sheet metal, scrap metal and so much more. Introduce this staple of heavy industry to your layout today.
- Precision micro-tooled
- Extraordinarily accurate artwork
- Razor sharp printing
- ExactRail's exclusive
- 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control'
- Kadee #58 couplers
- CNC-machined 36" metal wheel sets
Region: North America
Era: 2005 to Today
Product Type: Gondola
Minimum Radius: 22"
About TrainLife Exclusive Freight cars:
ExactRail's dedication to accuracy means that they don't very often use 'stand in' tooling for projects that are close to a certain freight car (some people call these 'foobies'). We know that there are many holes in the modeling world and many people that are happy to have a stand in model so long as it represents something close to the real thing...