PROTOTYPE HISTORY: 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, nonterminating 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 models can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.
MODEL FEATURES: • 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 • 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”
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