Rolling Stock

January 2015 RailKing Product Spotlight

RailKing O Gauge Bay Window Caboose



As freight cars grew taller, observing a train from the cupola of a caboose became increasingly difficult. In the wooden car era, another problem with cupola cabooses was sagging roofs. In an effort to solve these problems, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroad introduced the bay window caboose in 1923. (In fact, however, bay windows had been used on New York & Harlem Railroad passenger cars as far back as the 1850s, to enable conductors to better anticipate station arrivals.)

January 2015 RailKing Product Spotlight

RailKing O Gauge 40' High Cube Box Car



High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

FEATURING



- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers

January 2015 RailKing Product Spotlight

RailKing O Gauge Rounded Roof Box Car w/Generator



High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

FEATURING



- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers

January 2015 RailKing Product Spotlight

RailKing O Gauge Flat Car w/Operating Helicopter



A piece of hardware worthy of a James Bond film, this car allows your O gauge helicopter team to travel by train to a site close to their objective, and then take to the air for the final leg of their journey. Position this sturdy die-cast flat car on any brand of O gauge operating track section, activate the “Unload” switch until the helicopter’s blades are at full speed, and then release the switch to take off! Your helicopter will fly 5–10’, and you can even adjust the flight direction by tilting the takeoff platform.

January 2015 Premier Product Spotlight

Premier Line O Scale 2-Bay Centerflow Hopper

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

January 2015 Premier Product Spotlight

Premier Line O Scale Rapid Discharge Car

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

December 2014 S Gauge Product Spotlight

S Gauge Rebuilt Box Cars



During and after World War I, American railroads took delivery of tens of thousands of boxcars built to USRA designs: single or double-sheathed wooden sides, wooden doors, and steel ends, roofs and underframes. By the late 1920s, however, all-steel cars had become the norm, although new car construction slowed to a crawl during the Depression.