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Athearn HO scale Ford F-850 boom truck

By | June 10, 2022

Six paint schemes available in July 2023

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Ford F-850 boom truck

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Ford F-850 boom truck from Athearn.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $34.99

Era: 1960 to 1980+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

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

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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