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O Rounded Roof Boxcar US Army

SKU: MTH3071131 Category:
Scale: 1/48Discontinued
MSRP: $69.95Minimum Quantity: 1
 

The 40’ steel box car so familiar to model
railroaders was a product of the 1930s. Wood box cars, which were built
into the World War I era, and early steel cars were largely
non-standardized, with details varying from railroad to railroad. The
move toward standardization began with American Railway Association
(ARA) designs of 1923 and 1932. It culminated in the 1937 AAR boxcar,
which was adopted by railroads from coast to coast and built in the
tens of thousands. (The AAR (American Association of Railroads) was and
still is the successor to the ARA.)

While the original paint schemes were usually drab variations on
standard box car red, new schemes in the 1950s and later brought color
back to the American freight train. Our models replicate many of the
most fondly remembered paint schemes seen on these cars.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide
detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader.
MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many
different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the
country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

  • Intricately
    Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Scheme
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Sliding Car Doors
  • Near-Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures: 11 5/8” x 2 1/2” x 3
    7/16”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves
  • Description

    The 40’ steel box car so familiar to model
    railroaders was a product of the 1930s. Wood box cars, which were built
    into the World War I era, and early steel cars were largely
    non-standardized, with details varying from railroad to railroad. The
    move toward standardization began with American Railway Association
    (ARA) designs of 1923 and 1932. It culminated in the 1937 AAR boxcar,
    which was adopted by railroads from coast to coast and built in the
    tens of thousands. (The AAR (American Association of Railroads) was and
    still is the successor to the ARA.)

    While the original paint schemes were usually drab variations on
    standard box car red, new schemes in the 1950s and later brought color
    back to the American freight train. Our models replicate many of the
    most fondly remembered paint schemes seen on these cars.

    High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide
    detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader.
    MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many
    different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the
    country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

  • Intricately
    Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Scheme
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Sliding Car Doors
  • Near-Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures: 11 5/8” x 2 1/2” x 3
    7/16”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves