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20-98974

MTH 20-98974 - Crane Tender "Pittsburgh & Lake Erie"

MTH Electric Trains

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
  • Road Number: 100884
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Aug. 2014

Features:

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Operating Interior Lighting
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Moutning Pads
  • Unit Measures:14 1/2" x 2 5/8" x 3 15/16"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Overview:

The crane tender had two jobs: to protect the crane's boom and enable it to be coupled with other cars on the way to a wreck site, and to carry the tools, chains, slings and other gear needed to clear a wreck. Unlike the crane itself, which was a precision piece of gear made by a specialized company, the crane tender was usually a home-built affair, cobbled together from whatever a railroad's shop crew had lying around. Our model represents a typical such car, built from what appears to be an older flatcar and an obsolete bobber caboose, functioning as an equipment shed.

The rest of a typical wreck train usually had the same hand-me-down look. Passenger and freight cars no longer fit for revenue service were recycled into crew, equipment, and tool cars for wreck and maintenance of way service.

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer's scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist. Many of MTH's Premier Rolling Stock offerings can also operate on the tightest O Gauge curves giving them even more added versatitlity to your layout.


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