Both the Atlantic Coast Line and the Maine Central had 41' nine-panel
low-side gondolas built in the 1920s and 1930s. The cars were used
for small-volume loads of coal, gravel, sand and fabricated steel parts
that could be loaded manually due to the low height of the sides.
They also were used to transport large irregular object such as
rocks. Eventually, after forty-plus years of revenue service, many
of the cars were moved into maintenance-of-way duty. Some of the
ACL cars survived into Seaboard Coast Line.
This limited-run kit
contains rapid prototype resin body parts with both flat and stamped ends;
etched brass faux steel and wood floor tops, brakebox, brake step, and
grab irons; steel weight; Atlas Barber S-2 friction-bearing trucks with
metal wheelsets; Micro-Trains®
vertical and Miner brakewheels in black and Pine green, stirrups in black
and Pine green, diecast fishbelly centersill, and #1015 couplers; and
Microscale decals with assorted railroads and schemes.
Click here for the assembly guide and suggested decoration schemes. Made in United States.
|ESM#||Reporting Marks||Era||Release Date||List Price||Current Status|
|600300||undecorated||1930-1990||Sep 2017||$40.00||Only 2 available|
These products are not toys and are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Made in America Series #6003 - ACL/MEC 41' 9-Panel Low-Side Gondola Kit