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Walthers HO General American G-85 flatcars

Read this review from the October 2020 issue of Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: WALTHERS | HO SCALE | FREIGHT CARS
Walthers HO scale General American G-85 flatcars
A General American G-85 flatcar has joined the WalthersMainline product range. The HO scale model features plastic and die-cast metal construction, underbody brake detail, and Proto-Max metal couplers. Walthers offers the car in trailer- and container-loading versions.

The prototype. The General American G-85 flatcar was a versatile hauler. An ad for the car in the 1961 Car Builders’ Cyclopedia of American Practice (Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.), noted the flatcar was “designed for handling trailers, van and tank containers, automobile racks, auto carriers, specialized containers, and is interchangeable with all other types of piggyback cars.”

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