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Earle Baldwin

MTH™ 40' Window Box Car - New York Giants

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In addition to releasing some of the most finely detailed and accurate O scale models available to today's railroading hobbyist, MTH Electric Trains also offers equipment decorated in whimsical paint schemes and body styles which may appeal to those outside the railroading hobby as well. As part of this strategy, MTH has secured licenses to produce motive power and rolling stock decorated for sports franchises including the National Football League. The subject of this review is a box car decorated for the New York Football Giants.

 

The car is tastefully decorated in the team colors of red, white and blue. Even the truck sideframes are painted blue...a nice touch. Images of the lower case "ny" helmet and Giants logo adorn both sides of the car. Each side of the body features two doors. When the doors are lifted, they reveal nicely detailed miniature helmets displayed through clear plastic. The doors can be a little tricky to open since the handles are very small so good fingernails are helpful.

 

As with all MTH rolling stock, the car is solidly built. It features die cast sprung trucks, a metal chassis and robust plastic body which is secured to the frame with screws. The body features molded detail such as ladders and grab irons. The body is accurately scaled for a 40 foot low profile box car which was once a common sight in freight consists several decades ago. The car rolls freely and is an attention getter whenever fellow hobbyists visit, particularly if they are Giants fans! MTH catalogs a complete line of equipment decorated for a wide variety of teams in several sports so there is a good chance there is at least one piece available for your favorite team. The list price of the car is $64.95.

 

For illustrative purposes, below is a link to the car's catalog photograph:

 

http://www.railking1gauge.com/detail.asp?item=30-74318

 

Best regards,

 

earle

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