News & Reviews News General American G85 85-foot flatcar from Walthers

General American G85 85-foot flatcar from Walthers

By | September 22, 2022

HO scale Mainline series model scheduled for release in Winter 2023

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Drawing of green flatcar with white background

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $34.98

Era: 1961 to late 2000s

Manufacturer: Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 5601 W. Florist Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218, 414-527-0770,

Drawing of green flatcar with white background
General American G85 85-foot flatcar

General American 85-foot G85 flatcar features:

  • Different size nameplates to match prototype
  • General American (GATC) hitches in raised and lowered positions or container pedestals as appropriate
  • Die-cast metal center sill
  • Detailed underbody with brake gear
  • 70-ton roller bearing trucks
  • 33” turned-metal wheelsets with RP-25 contours
  • Proto-Max metal couplers
  • Compatible with Walthers SceneMaster trailers and containers (sold separately)

Road names: Penn Central (Deepwater Green); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (orange); and Trailer Train (with GTTX reporting marks [brown and yellow schemes], with TTX marks [brown], and with VTTX marks [yellow and black with container pedestals). All models have trailer hitches unless noted. Four road numbers per paint scheme.

Release date: Winter 2023

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