MTH 20-68245 N&W 70' Smoothside RPO Passenger Car

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This is MTH 20-68245 O 70' Smooth RPO, N&W. 70' ABS RPO passenger car (smooth), Norfolk & Western (blue). Car number: 93. Beginning with the Burlington’s Pioneer Zephyr of 1934, gleaming Budd-built trains, constructed almost entirely of stainless, helped define the look of the streamlined era to the American public — even on railroads like the Pennsylvania and Norfolk and Western that painted over the stainless with company colors. While other car builders such as Pullman countered with stainless-sheathed steel cars like the Southern Pacific’s Daylights, they were forced to use rivets rather than welding for construction. In later years, the result was that Budd cars lasted almost indefinitely, while the stainless-sheathed imitators were plagued with out-of-sight rusting under the sheathing.

The majority of lightweights were 80’–85’ long, which scales out to about 21” in O gauge. Many O gauge modelers, however, find cars of this length impractical, as they require large curves and create long trains that can overwhelm a typical-sized layout. For those reasons, our Premier lightweights are about 70 scale feet in length — reproducing the look and feel of prototype streamliners in a model that will round O-42 curves with ease and look at home on most scale-detailed O gauge layouts.It is hard to match the excitement and beauty of a long, sleek passenger train speeding down the rails. M.T.H.'s Premier Line scale streamlined passenger cars and sets will bring exactly the right, realistic look to your passenger consists.

No other manufacturer matches the quality and value found inside an M.T.H. Premier Line passenger car. Using an intricately detailed, yet durable ABS body atop smooth rolling die-cast metal trucks results in a lightweight car that won't bog down a locomotive struggling to pull heavy aluminum passenger cars. What's more, each Premier Line passenger car features detailed car interiors and overhead lighting for a realistic and authentic appearance.

Its key features are:
Durable ABS intricately detailed

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: MTH
Model Number: 20-68245
MSRP: $99.95

Scale/Era: O Modern
Model Type: Passenger Cars


The Trainz SKU for this item is P12098561.


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