PREORDER Athearn N 40' Pfaudler Milk Car, Alderney Dairy #103

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AthearnSKU: ATH24033

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Description

Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Screw mounted trucks
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Minimum radius: 11”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

In the 1920’s, the Pfaudler Company and General American Car Company manufactured hundreds of wood sheathed, insulated milk cars. Designed as bulk milk carriers, the cars were built around two 6,000-gallon glass lined tanks and a brine cooling system designed to keep the milk at a constant 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Riding on passenger car trucks, these unique cars were often painted Pullman green to match the passenger cars of the era. The special purpose Pfaudler Cars hauled bulk milk shipments well into the 1950’s.

Specifications

COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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