Atlas Announces New N Scale Model: 50 foot RBL Car

Published: 2018-10-30 - By: Jenna
Last updated on: 2018-10-30
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Atlas 50 foot General American Corporation RBL Boxcar

In its October 2018 All Scales Monthly Catalog, Atlas announced it will produce a new tooling: 50 foot General American Corporation RBL Boxcar ($31.95/no roofwalk) and ($34.95/with roofwalk).

The pre-order deadline for this item is Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Estimated arrival is Q1 2019.

From the Atlas website: This 50’ General American Corporation RBL (AAR class for an insulated bunkerless refrigerator car with loading devices), designed in the early 1960s, was revolutionary for its all welded body construction and wide variety of load restraining devices available to customers. These cars were designed for transporting goods that needed to be shielded from extreme temperature variations. While initially used to transport canned goods and newsprint, the cars became very popular for shipping beverages and perishables. While not providing actual refrigeration a refrigerated load could expect to hold its temperature within a few degrees for several days in transit.

Each road name -- Conrail (no roofwalk), Milwaukee Road, Missouri Pacific, Delaware & Hudson and Wabash -- will come in two road numbers.

Some product features include: injection molded plastic, fine scale detail, separately-applied wire cut levers, etched metal roofwalks and crossover platforms

Here is a link to the October 2018 All Scales Monthly Catalog.