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North American Car Corp. 50-foot boxcar from Athearn

By | August 10, 2022

HO scale model available in September 2023

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Blue boxcar with Hamm's logo on side

North American Car Corp. 50-foot boxcar

Scale: HO (1:87:1)

Price: $37.99

Era: Mid-1960s through 1970s+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

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

Blue boxcar with Hamm's logo on side
North American Car Corp. 50-foot boxcar

Features:

  • Metal grab irons and etched-metal crossover platforms
  • Pullman-Standard or Superior plug doors
  • Pullman-Standard or Stanray (Superior) roof as appropriate
  • 70-ton trucks
  • 33” machined metal wheels with RP-25 contours
  • Body mounted McHenry scale couplers
  • Minimum radius: 18”

Release date: September 2023

Road names: Hamm’s (blue with white and red billboard logo), Alumax (Boxcar Red with white lettering), Central of New Jersey (yellow with black lettering), Delaware & Hudson (yellow with blue lettering), Dresser Magcobar (orange and white), and Penguin Ginger Ale (fictional scheme, green and white with penguin logo). Three road numbers per paint scheme.

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