Address: 1534 Plaza Drive., Hamilton, OH 45013 Phone: 513-892-1456 Hours: Monday- Friday 10am - 7pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
Cart 0
Double Door Box, C&O #486243 (ATH17542)

Athearn

Double Door Box, C&O #486243 (ATH17542)

$ 19.99

MODEL FEATURES:

Three road numbers

Scale profile brake wheel

Roller bearing trucks

Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box

Accurately painted and printed

Highly detailed, injection molded body

Machined metal wheels

Screw mounted trucks

Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers

Weighted for trouble free operation

Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage

Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail Minimum radius: 9 ¾”

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.


Share this Product