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Athearn HO scale 40-foot flatcar with airplane load

By | May 4, 2022

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40-foot flatcar with airplane load

model plane illustration on a black flat car
40-foot flatcar with airplane load in HO scale from Athearn.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $46.99

Era: Late 1960s+

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639,

40-foot flatcar with airplane features:

  • Separate, factory-installed brake wheel
  • Removable plane load (plane has spinning propeller and detachable wings)
  • Machined metal RP-25 contour wheels
  • Body-mounted McHenry scale couplers
  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • Available June 2023

Road Names: Baltimore & Ohio (black flatcar with airplane painted white, yellow, and red), Denver & Rio Grande Western (black flatcar with “Flying Grande” lettering and airplane painted Grande Gold, black, and silver), Department of Defense (green flatcar in six road numbers [two each with Air Force, Marines, and Navy airplanes]), and Union Pacific (brown flatcar with “Road of the Streamliners” slogan and airplane painted Armour Yellow, Harbor Mist Gray, and red). Two numbers per scheme unless noted.

Company Information: Athearn Trains offers model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The company is part of Horizon Hobby and is based in Champaign, Ill.

Reproduced from Athearn news release May 2022 

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