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Part#: MTH3078227
MTH O Gauge RailKing BUFFALO BUTT BEER Reefer Car
Description:

The coming of the railroad changed the way America ate and drank. Before the iron horse connected every town of any importance to the outside world, most food was grown or produced locally. The arrival of cheap, fast, refrigerated transport in the form of the woodsided reefer with ice bunkers at each end — enabled local brewers, dairies,
meat processors, and other food businesses to become players on a national scale. Among other things, the reefer enabled Chicago to become “Hog Butcher for the World”; in pre-reefer days, livestock had been transported to local markets and butchered as close as possible to the final consumer.

In the 19th Century, ice for reefers was harvested from frozen ponds each winter and stored as well as possible in insulated icehouses. The advent of mechanical ice making around 1900 greatly increased the capacity of the reefer fleet, which at its height consumed over on e million tons of ice annually. Since loaded cars needed to be re-iced about once per day, icing stations were erected around the country on shipping routes that could be as long as coast-to-coast.

Famed railroad historian John H. White referred to reefers as “the most conservative of all American freight cars,” as reefers retained wood frames and sides long after other types of cars had converted to steel construction. Steel reefers like this RailKing model became common only after 1940, and many wood reefers ran well into the 1960s. Mechanical reefers, with self-powered refrigeration units in each car, became the norm in the second half of the 20th century, and the practice of stopping a train to re-ice during shipment gradually disappeared.

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Opening Car Doors
  • Unit Measures: 11 1/2” x 2 3/8” x 2 5/16”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves


Our Price: $64.95
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Part#: MTH3079586
MTH O Gauge RailKing Crane Tender Car
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.

Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body. Internal Light in Cab
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

 


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Part#: OLR116
O-Line Reproductions O Gauge Stock Car CB&Q #60910
Description:

10 1/4 inches long • O Gauge • Die Cast Metal Trucks • All Metal Operating Couplers • Separate Metal Ladders • Separate Metal Grab Rails • Separate Metal Brakewheel • Metal Chassis with Underside Detailing • Opening Doors

Stock Number: OLR116
Gauge: O/O-27 Gauge
Manufacturer: O-LINE REPRODUCTIONS
Product Type: Freight Cars
 

Our Price: $29.95
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Part#: MTH3078225
MIKES TRAIN HOUSE O Gauge RailKing BOXUM MELONS Reefer Car
Description:

The coming of the railroad changed the way America ate and drank. Before the iron horse connected every town of any importance to the outside world, most food was grown or produced locally. The arrival of cheap, fast, refrigerated transport  in the form of the woodsided reefer with ice bunkers at each end — enabled local brewers, dairies,
meat processors, and other food businesses to become players on a national scale. Among other things, the reefer enabled Chicago to become “Hog Butcher for the World”; in pre-reefer days, livestock had been transported to local markets and butchered as close as possible to the final consumer.

In the 19th Century, ice for reefers was harvested from frozen ponds each winter and stored as well as possible in insulated icehouses. The advent of mechanical ice making around 1900 greatly increased the capacity of the reefer fleet, which at its height consumed over on e million tons of ice annually. Since loaded cars needed to be re-iced about once per day, icing stations were erected around the country on shipping routes that could be as long as coast-to-coast.

Famed railroad historian John H. White referred to reefers as “the most conservative of all American freight cars,” as reefers retained wood frames and sides long after other types of cars had converted to steel construction. Steel reefers like this RailKing model became common only after 1940, and many wood reefers ran well into the 1960s. Mechanical reefers, with self-powered refrigeration units in each car, became the norm in the second half of the 20th century, and the practice of stopping a train to re-ice during shipment gradually disappeared.

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Opening Car Doors
  • Unit Measures: 11 1/2” x 2 3/8” x 2 5/16”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves


Our Price: $64.95
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Part#: LNL81011
Pacific Fruit Express Reefer
Description:

Shipping cost will vary by dimensions or weight please call or email for shipping quotes.

Features

  • Durable plastic trucks
  • Operating couplers
  • Opening doors

Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

Dimensions: Length: 11”

RailLine: Pacific Fruit Express

Minimum Curve: O-27


Our Price: $49.99
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Part#: MTH2091704
MTH O Gauge Premier Bay Window Caboose
Description:

As freight cars grew taller, observing a train from the cupola of a caboose became increasingly difficult. In the wooden car era, another problem with cupola cabooses was sagging roofs. In an effort to solve these problems, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroad introduced the bay window caboose in 1923. (In fact, however, bay windows had been used on New York & Harlem Railroad passenger cars as far back as the 1850s, to enable conductors to better anticipate station arrivals.)

In 1930 the Baltimore & Ohio became the first railroad to adopt the bay window style as its standard caboose; it never purchased another cupola model. During the same decade, the Milwaukee Road and the Northern Pacific built substantial bay window fleets as well.

But it was immediately after World War II that the bay window design became widespread, as car heights increased significantly and cupolas became less and less useful. As with diesels and other modern freight cars, these postwar bay window cabooses were part of the shift away from customized, railroad-specific locos and cars toward standardized designs produced in large quantities on efficient assembly lines. Key builders of bay window cabooses included International Car Company and American Car & Foundry.

MTH Premier O Gauge freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist. Many of MTH’s Premier Rolling Stock offerings can also operate on the tightest O Gauge curves giving them even more added versatitlity to your layout.

Number in bay window is 1995.

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Our Price: $74.95
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Part#: LNL81206
Lionel Great Northern Flatcar w/ Covered Load
Description:

Shipping cost will vary by dimensions or weight please call or email for shipping quotes.

Made in USA of US and Imported Parts
Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
Removable load on flatcar decks
Gauge: Traditional O Gauge
Dimensions: Length: 11”
RailLine: Great Northern
Minimum Curve: O-27


Our Price: $69.99
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Part#: MTH2092287
MTH 8-Car 50’ Dbl. Door Plugged Boxcar Set - BNSF 25th Ann
Description:

Mikes Train House BNSF 25th Anniversary O Scale Premier 8-Car 50’ Dbl. Door Plugged Boxcar Set
Roadname: BNSF
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

    Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
    Metal Wheels and Axles
    Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
    Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
    Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
    Decorative Brake Wheels
    Separate Metal Handrails
    Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
    Needle-Point Axles
    Sliding Car Doors
    1:48 Scale Dimensions
    Each Car Measures: 14 1/8” x 2 3/4” x 3 7/8”
    Operates On O-31 Curves

These box czrs are the perfect companion set for the MTH2021505 BNSF 25th Anniversary locomotive.

Train Sets are too big and heavy to ship at flat rate. Actual cost of shipping charged by the carrier will be charged.


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Part#: MTH3071048
MTH O Gauge RailKing 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar
Description:

 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.

50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcar - Montana Rail Link (Veterans)
Roadname: Montana Rail Link
Product Item Number: 
30-71048
Catalog: FJ 2021 All Scales
Product Line: RailKing
Scale: O Gauge
Shipping cost will vary by dimensions or weight please call or email for shipping quotes.

Our Price: $59.95
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Part#: LNL27358
Dubuque Steel-sided Refrigerator Car #63648
Description:

This car features separately applied metal underframe detail, removable roof, plated interior milk tanks and piping, opening doors, die-cast metal sprung trucks, die-cast metal operating knuckle couplers, metal wheels and axles.

Shipping cost will vary by dimensions or weight please call or email for shipping quotes.

 


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Part#: LNL2043012
LIONEL O GUAGE BURLINGTON NORTHERN STANDARD O 50' BOXCAR #21
Description:

 Scale in size but simplified in detail, the return of these Standard O freight cars offers an affordable way to build up your freight trains!

Die-cast metal trucks with operating couplers
Opening doors
 
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:
Rail Line: Burlington Northern
Road Number: 217618
Gauge: O Gauge 
Min Curve: O27
Dimensions: Length: 13.5"

Our Price: $44.99
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Part#: ATO2002409
ATLAS O TRAINMAN 40' STOCK CAR GREAT NORTHERN
Description:

    Separately applied roof walks, ladder, brake wheel & brake lines
    Accurate painting & lettering
    See-through roof walks
    Metal couplers and sprung die-cast trucks
    True scale dimensions with accurate details
    Weighted, detailed underframes
    2-rail cars feature scale wheels and body mounted scale couplers


Our Price: $68.95
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