“Our 52' 6" Mill Gondola fully captures the details of the prototype car which were built in large numbers by National Steel Car (Hamilton) and Eastern Car Company (Trenton) for several Canadian railroads. Features include delicate Z (Zed/Zee) bracing or hat channel ribs where appropriate, separate wire grab irons, positionable drop ends and ratchet style hand brakes. Full underbody detail is, of course, included while a die-cast metal floor ensures good weight for trouble-free operation.
The interior has not been neglected either; it includes full rivet and tie-down details. Three different 70-ton trucks – solid bearing, roller bearing and solid bearing side frames with roller bearing inserts – are all offered as appropriate. Trucks feature turned, free-rolling metal wheels. Our metal Macdonald-Cartier knuckle couplers are fitted standard".
"Details, you want the details? Here you go! The Rapido 52' 6" Mill Gondola features”:
- Accurate Z-brace side posts or Hat channel ribs
- Fully decorated and assembled
- Factory-installed grab irons
- Fully detailed underbody
- Positionable drop ends
- Correct era-specific trucks
- Magnetic metal knuckle couplers at the correct height
- Free-rolling turned metal wheelsets
- Full interior detail
- Multiple car numbers per scheme
- All new car numbers (No duplicates from previous runs)
“In addition, we now have one totally new scheme in PGE, three new variations in CP, British Columbia and CN plus the addition of brown or black, no data. ALSO, all re-run cars feature NEW numbers. Yes, all are new numbers so you can continue building your fleet”!
52' 6" Mill Gondola - HO/1:86
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