Athearn 76521 HO Rtr 65'6 Mill Gondola RI #502768

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Name
Athearn 76521 HO Rtr 65'6 Mill Gondola RI #502768
Taxonomy
HO Modern / Freight Cars / Gondola Cars / Rock Island (RI) / Athearn
Item ID
MT-0972783
Manufacturer
Athearn
Model Number
76521
UPC
797534765214
Weight
.500000
Dimension 1
12
Dimension 2
6
Dimension 3
6

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Description

Thethearn HO Scale Ready-to-Roll 65'-6 Mill Gondola - Rock Island #502769. Features: •Fully assembled and ready for your layout •Interior detailing •Ends can be lowered for long loads •Factory installed metal grab irons •Separately applied brake wheel •Weighted for optimum performance •Machined RP25 profile metal wheels •McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed. Additional Information: First built by General American in the early 1940's the mill gondola was designed for steel mill shipments that required extra length and versatility. The sturdy riveted construction could carry the necessary weight, but its most distinguishing feature is the drop end design. Both end panels were hinged to fold inward, allowing long beams and other extra-length loads to extend beyond the length of the car. When carrying such loads, the mill gondola requires flat cars coupled to both ends to allow clearance of the overhanging load. This model incorporates working drop ends. Gently lift up and push inward to fold the ends down.

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