MTH 70-73052, G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Unibody Tank Car - Norfolk Southern

$139.95
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Condition:
New
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Brand:
MTH
MPN:
70-73052
Grading:
C-10 Mint-Brand New
Year:
2017
State of Assembly:
Ready to Go/Pre-built
Country/Region of Manufacture:
China
Features:
Painted
New

  • G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Unibody Tank Car - Norfolk Southern

  • The tank car was relatively uncommon until the 1870s, when the nascent petroleum industry ordered large quantities of metal tanks carried on wooden car bodies. By the early 1900s, a standard design had evolved that lasted throughout the steam and early diesel eras: an 8,000-11,000 gallon metal tank perched on a metal flatcar-like underframe.

    The one big change during that time was the transition from riveted to welded construction, beginning in the late 1930s. Car builders introduced X-ray inspection of welds to ensure safety, as well as giant annealing ovens that could heat-treat assembled tanks to relieve joint stress. Welded tanks were stronger, less susceptible to rust and corrosion, and less likely to rupture in the event of a wreck.

  • Intricately Detailed Polycarbonate Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Detailed, Sprung 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Choice of Operating Knuckle or Hook & Loop Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Indoor/Outdoor Paint
  • 1:32 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 18" x 3/8" x 4" x 6"
  • Operates On R1 Curves