Eastern Seaboard Models, well-known for its N and Z scale products, announced that it will be entering the HO scale market. The company’s initial offerings will be Magor and Pacific Car & Foundry 40-foot XIH heated, insulated plug-door boxcars.
The first cars will be a circa 1950 Bangor & Aroostook boxcar based on a Magor prototype and a circa 1953 New York, New Haven & Hartford car following the lines of a PC&F prototype. Both cars will be decorated in the red, white, and blue “State of Maine” scheme in four road numbers per road name.
Features on the ready-to-run cars will include an injection-molded plastic body, etched-brass see-through running boards and brake platform, InterMountain Railway Co. American Steel Foundries A-3 50-ton solid-bearing trucks with low-profile metal wheelsets, body-mounted Kadee Quality Products no. 148 whisker couplers, and Hi-Tech Details air hoses.
The Eastern Seaboard Models HO scale insulated boxcars are scheduled for release in the summer of 2022. The cars will have a projected manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $84.50. For the latest updates, visit esmc.com.