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Athearn ATH26697 RTR 50' FMC Combo Door Box, UP #170417, HO

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Item Number: ATH26697
Manufacturer: Athearn




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Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Separately applied wire grab irons and etched end platforms
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • 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 road number 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. 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.

Specifications

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

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