MTH 20-98974 - Crane Tender "Pittsburgh & Lake Erie"
- Road Name: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
- Road Number: 100884
- Product Line: Premier
- Scale: O Scale
- Release: Aug. 2014
- 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
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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