Athearn HO 15593 Maxi III Well Cars, Southern Pacific #513826 (5)

ATH-15593

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Athearn HO 15593 Maxi III Well Cars, Southern Pacific #513826 (5)
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Description

Since the early days of intermodal transport the railroads and freight car builders have been looking for more efficient methods of transporting trailers and containers. One of the greatest innovations in intermodal transportation came in the late 1970s with the development of the double stack container car by ACF Industries and Southern Pacific Railroad. From that point onward the container was king and the railroads and car builders searched for more efficient methods of transporting containers. In a revolutionary step from the early stack car designs, Gunderson introduced their Maxi-Stack 5-unit articulated well car in 1988. Evolved from their previous 5-unit Twin-Stack design, the Maxi-Stack (also called Maxi-Stack I or Maxi-I) boasted a lower tare weight (accomplished in part by the elimination of the bulkheads of the Twin-Stack), greater capacity, and greater versatility in regard to container lengths and widths that could be carried.

Features:
Fully assembled and ready for your layout
Weighted for optimum performance
Razor sharp painting and printing
Prototypically correct 33" and 38" solid nickel silver wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Replacement parts available
Minimum radius: 18"
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