Moloco HO Scale: Topeka built Bx-97 50' Boxcar - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe '1988 No Circle Cross Repaint'
50' XLI • 10'0" Offset Door • 1989 Repaint
In 1965 the Santa Fe Topeka Shops started to build one of their most successful insulated boxcar designs, mechanical code XMLI. They manufactured 1450 cars up to 1967 over three series of cars, the Bx-94, Bx-97 and Bx-114 series. These CADILLAC of boxcars, include all types of features that garner the highest class of service. They were insulated, had Side-wall Fillers, Load Dividers and Removeable Bars & Gates depending on individual car numbers. All had the famous Super SHOCK CONTROL cushioned underframe. The design adherence to the Plate B clearance standard translated to unlimited service to all rail lines in the USA, Canada and Mexico. They lasted in service well into the BNSF era beyond 1995.
SPECIFIC DETAILS PER CAR
- Repaint ATSF 2-88, all car numbers
523515, 523545, 525629 Klasing 1150 handbrake
- Accurate end lettering data
- 70t Barber S-2-C trucks with metal wheels and axles
- No roofwalks with cut down ladders on A end
- Finely detailed etchings for cross-over and brake platforms and cut-levers
- Wire parts for ALL brake rods, air pipes, and stirrups in specific ATSF styles
- First and most accurate coupler draft key details on the draft gear coupler boxes
- Durable rubber air hoses and metal corner stirrups
- Highly detailed Stanray 4-4 ends uniquely used by the Topeka Shops
- ATSF style ladders on sides and ends
- Kadee ”Scale” Whisker couplers