Athearn RTR 26742 MD&W 50' FMC Exterior Post Combination Door Box Car #10002 HO scale

Athearn R-T-R

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MODEL FEATURES: 

  • Separately applied wire grab irons and etched end platforms
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Body-mounted, McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly detailed, injection-molded body

 

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

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, non-terminating 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 cars can still be seen today in the modern railroading scene.