Otter Valley Railroad Model Trains - Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars :: Athearn 27125 HO - RTR Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load - KCLX #7254

Athearn 27125 HO - RTR Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load - KCLX #7254

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Athearn 27125 HO - RTR Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load - KCLX #7254
RTR Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load - KCLX #7254

Two different bodies
Wire and plastic handrails, stirrup steps, ladders and underbody details
Factory applied ladders, stirrup steps, and wire grab
Separately applied brake gear including brake wheel, air reservoir, and brake cylinder
100-ton trucks with 36Inch wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Fully assembled
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
Highly-detailed, injection molded body
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
Weighted for trouble-free operation
Window packaging for easy viewing
Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Minimum radius: 18Inch

Thrall was a recognizable freight car manufacturing company in the 1960s to 1980s. Their designs still carry on today. The company focused on building specialized freight cars including high side gondolas, and rotary-dump gondolas for coal. In the 1980s, Thrall acquired five competing railcar manufacturers and became the largest such manufacturer of these cars in the United States.

In the 1960s, coal haulage shifted from open hopper cars to high-sided gondolas. Using a gondola, the railroads are able to haul a larger amount of coal per car since gondolas do not include the equipment needed for unloading. However, since these cars do not have hatches for unloading the products shipped in them, railroads must use rotary car dumpers (mechanisms that hold a car against a short section of track as the car and track are slowly rotated upside down to empty the car) or other means to empty them.
SKU 140-27125
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: KCLX
Price: CA$34.99
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