Ford F-850 boom truck
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Era: 1960 to 1980+ (varies depending on paint scheme)
Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com
Ford F-850 boom truck features:
- Factory-assembled injection-molded plastic model
- Positionable boom and outriggers
- Molded cab interior with separate, factory-applied steering wheel
- Clear window glazing
- Rubber tires
- Available July 2023
Road names: Chesapeake & Ohio (blue and yellow); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (dark blue); Canadian Pacific (yellow and black); Denver & Rio Grande Western (silver); maintenance of way (orange), and Union Pacific (yellow). One truck number per scheme.
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 June 2022 news release
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