Available Items

30-71186

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • Pennsylvania Power & Light

30-71187

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • Great Lakes Power & Light

30-71188

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • North East Power & Light

30-71189

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • Santa Fe Power & Light

30-71184

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • Transylvania

30-71185

O Gauge RailKing Box Car w/Power Meter
  • North Pole Power & Light

April 30, 2024 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the 2024 RailKing O Gauge Box Car w/Power Meter in six different schemes late this Summer. Each of these offerings is expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in August 2024.

Check out each of the offerings in the list on the left.

PROTOTYPE HISTORY

Monitor your track power with this box car and its operating power meter. The back-lit meter will sense your AC track voltage, providing a great way to determine track voltage, bad track connections and dirty track sections.

The car body is based on the 40’ 1930s steel box car so familiar to model railroaders. Wood box cars, which were built into the World War I era, and early steel cars were largely non-standardized, with details varying from railroad to railroad. The move toward standardization began with American Railway Association (ARA) designs of 1923 and 1932. It culminated in the 1937 AAR boxcar, which was adopted by railroads from coast to coast and built in the tens of thousands. (The AAR (American Association of Railroads) was and still is the successor to the ARA.)

While the original paint schemes were usually drab variations on standard box car red, new schemes in the 1950s and later brought color back to the American freight train. Our models replicate many of the most fondly remembered paint schemes seen on these cars.

Check out each of the offerings in the list on the left.

Product Features

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Sliding Car Doors
  • Operating Analog AC Power Meter
  • Unit Measures: 11 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/8"
  • Operates On O-27 Curves