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O American Steel Crane Tender

SKU: MTH3079525 Category:
Scale: 1/48Discontinued
MSRP: $59.95Minimum Quantity: 1
 

The crane tender had two jobs: to protect the crane’s boom and
enable it to be coupled with other cars on the way to a wreck site, and
to carry the tools, chains, slings and other gear needed to clear a
wreck. Unlike the crane itself, which was a precision piece of gear
made by a specialized company, the crane tender was usually a
home-built affair, cobbled together from whatever a railroad’s shop
crew had lying around. Our model represents a typical such car, built
from an older flatcar and part of an obsolete or wreck-damaged
outside-braced wooden box car, now functioning as an equipment shed.

The rest of a typical wreck train usually had the same
hand-me-down look. Passenger and freight cars no longer fit for revenue
service were recycled into crew, equipment, and tool cars for wreck and
maintenance of way service.

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
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Operating Interior Lighting
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Near-Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures: 11 1/2″ x 2 5/16″ x 4″
  • Operates On O-27 Curves
  • Description

    The crane tender had two jobs: to protect the crane’s boom and
    enable it to be coupled with other cars on the way to a wreck site, and
    to carry the tools, chains, slings and other gear needed to clear a
    wreck. Unlike the crane itself, which was a precision piece of gear
    made by a specialized company, the crane tender was usually a
    home-built affair, cobbled together from whatever a railroad’s shop
    crew had lying around. Our model represents a typical such car, built
    from an older flatcar and part of an obsolete or wreck-damaged
    outside-braced wooden box car, now functioning as an equipment shed.

    The rest of a typical wreck train usually had the same
    hand-me-down look. Passenger and freight cars no longer fit for revenue
    service were recycled into crew, equipment, and tool cars for wreck and
    maintenance of way service.

    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
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Operating Interior Lighting
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Near-Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures: 11 1/2″ x 2 5/16″ x 4″
  • Operates On O-27 Curves