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Let us take some of the stress out of holiday gift buying this season by giving you more time to qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments on purchases are available 10/8/2022 until 12/25/22. If an item you buy has a price reduction before Christmas, we will credit the difference upon request, so you can shop confidently knowing your price is guaranteed.
All credits will be issued as Loyalty Club Points on your Tower Hobbies account.
A transport revolution started in the 1950s – the advent of the piggyback
trailer. No longer was it necessary to transfer loads to and from freight cars
to local trucks for shipment or delivery. Instead, the entire loaded trailer
could be driven from a loading dock to a freight yard, loaded on a train,
then delivered to its final destination.
The Pennsylvania Railroad’s “TrucTrain” was a pioneer in this area, but
many other railroads offered their own services. The Trailer Train Company
(TTX) was formed in 1955 and quickly became the major player in TOFC (Trailer On Flat Car) operations. Its
cars run on railroads throughout North America.
Following on the introduction of our PRR and TTX F30D/G flat cars, Rapido is pleased to announce three groups
of trailers that perfectly accompany our flat – or anybody else’s! These three body styles have not been available
in HO plastic models before and cover the time period from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.
For the 1955-60s era, we offer the 35’ Fruehauf Integral-Post Volume Van with ribbed sides and rounded
corners. These trailers will also be available with or without curb-side loading doors.
Our 1960s offerings include two designs; the 40’ Fruehauf Exterior-Post Volume Van and the 40’ Fruehauf
Fluted-Side Volume Van, both with side door options where appropriate and the later in both refrigerated and
dry van forms.
All of these trailers will be available in a variety of prototypical paint schemes for both railroads and private
trucking companies. All schemes will be offered in three individual numbers.
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