BN/BNFE/WFE Brown HO Smooth-Side Mechanical Reefer / Refrigerator Car With Sound chladírenský vůz se zvukem

BN/BNFE/WFE Brown HO Smooth-Side Mechanical Reefer / Refrigerator Car With Sound   chladírenský vůz se zvukem
Mrazící vůz se zvukem modelové železnice v měřítku HO pro železniční modeláře ve špičkové kvalitě na přepravu rychle se kazícího zboží - Athearn Genesis HO Smooth-Side Mechanical Reefer / Refrigerator Car With Sound.

One of the greatest freight car innovations of the 20th century was the creation of the refrigerator car, commonly referred to as a “reefer.” The ability to haul perishables such as fruits, vegetables and meat products across the country was a major factor in the development of modern America. No longer did food have to be produced close enough to urban areas, so that it could be consumed before spoiling. At the same time, areas with additional capacity for agricultural production could produce more food, since it did not have to be sold locally.

For many years, reefers relied on ice bunkers to keep loads cool. After World War II, technological advances made mechanical refrigeration practical for a freight car. In addition, a mechanical reefer could be larger than an ice reefer because of the greater cooling capabilities.

Fruit Growers Express owned the largest fleet of reefers in the East. FGE was owned by a group of ten railroads, with Atlantic Coast Line and Southern being two of the largest original owners. Many of FGE cars were built at its Jacksonville Shops, including these 57 smooth-side mechanical reefers.



New variant with full length roof. T-shaped smoke jack. Phase II Body. Welded sides or drop sill. Door hangers. Early rod-style coupler cut levers.

HO Smooth-Side Mechanical Reefer / Refrigerator Car With Sound features:

Available with onboard SoundTraxx sound. Scaled from prototype manufacturer s drawings and field measurements. Repaints often vary by road number in the size and style of the reporting marks, car numbers and patch shapes. Four different road numbers each except WFE. See-through protective screens on the genset end. Detroit Diesel 2-71 Genset visible inside. End wall corrugation visible inside. Inner refrigerator bulkhead. See through end platforms. Two different exhaust stack types: straight pipe with “flapper” or T-shaped smokejack per prototype and era. Full underframe detail including Keystone cushioning, air brake reservoir, control valve, brake cylinder, brake plumbing, and fuel tank. Factory applied end ladders and door closure rods. Trainline hoses with silver ends. Three different coupler cut lever styles per prototype. Body-mounted or truck-mounted brakes per prototype. McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers. 100-ton roller bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps Fully-assembled and ready-to-run. Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism. Highly-detailed, injection-molded body. Machined metal wheels. Weighted for trouble free operation. Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 55, 70, 75, 80, 83 and 100 rail. Window packaging for easy viewing. Packaging interior safely holds the model for convenient storage Minimum radius: 18 inch. Recommended radius: 22 inch.

Sound equipped models also feature:

Sound recorded from actual genset. Sound randomly cycles on and off. Utilizes minimum track power. Raise and lower the volume by adjusting the potentiometer.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the small edition size and the great demand for this item, allocations are expected to occur.


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