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HO 50' Smooth Side Mechanical Reefer, WFMX #134

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HO 50' Smooth Side Mechanical Reefer, WFMX #134

Item No. RND-1446
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Next Shipment July 2025
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Product Details

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Separate brake wheel
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 33” Machined wheels with RP25 contours
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Fully-assembled and ready to run
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The railroads responded to the migration from ice stored in bunkers as a primary cooling system to the diesel mechanical systems. The mechanical reefers could keep a more regular temperature, often times colder then what the ice bunker cars could at the time. Initially mechanical reefers were used primarily in frozen food service. This would soon change as mechanical refrigeration began to replace ice-based systems. Soon after, mechanical refrigeration units replaced the “armies” of personnel required to re-ice the cars. Several different deliveries of the 50’ mechanical cars were made to many different railroads in the mid to late 1950s and 1960s.

Product Specifications

Sub Brand ROUNDHOUSE
Minimum Radius 18"
Reporting Mark WFMX
Full Road Name Western Fruit Express
Scale HO
Coupler Style McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era 1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Lighting No
Axles 4