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Quick Look: WalthersMainline HO scale Budd 85-foot dome coach

Read this review from the July 2019 issue of Model Railroader
WalthersMainline HO scale Budd 85-foot dome coach
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. has added an 85-foot dome-coach to its WalthersMainline series of HO scale passenger cars. The model features sides, ends, and a one-piece roof attached to a plastic core; flush-fitting window glazing; and underbody detail.

The WalthersMainline model is based on Canadian Pacific’s Skyline-series dome-coach-buffet cars (nos. 500-517). The full-size cars were built by The Budd Co. under job number 9646-142. The 18 first-class cars were delivered to CP in 1954 and 1955. VIA Rail Canada acquired the Skyline-series cars in August 1978. Sixteen of the 18 cars are still in service today.

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