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Milwaukee Racine & Troy 40' 3500-Series Boxcar Kit - Limited Edition

Item #84231

An exclusive HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy 3500-series Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar kit.  Limited quantities available.
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The paint scheme on this new HO boxcar kit was inspired by a custom-decorated Athearn HO scale kit released in 1974.  The boxcar featured the Great Gulch, Yahoo Valley & Northern name and Gulch Route herald to the left of the door.  This was the name of Model Railroader founder Al Kalmbach's O scale layout.  He started building the model railroad in the winter of 1928-29.  To the right of the door was Model Railroader's 40th anniversary logo.

For our 2021 annual car, we decided to have some fun. We kept the orange-and-black paint scheme, but replaced the Gulch Route herald and lettering with that of our HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy staff layout. We put the updated MR logo to the right of the door.  

Just like it was in 1974, the HO scale model will be offered as a kit, this time from Accurail. The boxcar will use the company’s 3500-series Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar tooling. The kit features a one-piece injection-molded plastic body with a factory-installed brake wheel and running board casting. The doors, ladders, grab irons, and stirrup steps are molded.

The plastic underbody has molded center sills, draft-gear boxes, crossmembers, body bolsters, floor board detail, and kingpins. Two sprues contain the modeler-installed brake rod assembly, air reservoir, control valve, and draft-gear box covers. Solid-bearing trucks, Delrin engineering plastic wheelsets, Accumate couplers, trip pins, and screws are contained in a small plastic bag. An unpainted steel weight and a written and illustrated instruction sheet takes are also included.  

The boxcar, made in the United States of America, is offered in one road number.

Quantities are limited, so order yours today!

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