WITH Commemorative Edition
Atlas O, LLC presents the release of an O scale 60 auto parts box car.
Depicted in true ¼" scale dimension, the new auto parts model will feature a
die-cast floor with complete undercarriage detail, separately applied ladders, brake
wheel, end safety platforms and door handles. Available in both single and double door
versions, the box car will include sliding doors, die-cast sprung 70-ton roller bearing
trucks with simulated shock control couplers and extremely accurate detail, including
prototypical painting and lettering. The O scale auto parts car will be available in both
3-rail and 2-rail versions. The 2-rail cars come equipped with scale 33" wheels and
Kadee® compatible couplers. A radius of O-45 track or wider is recommended for
the 3-rail version.
To make this auto parts car even more special, Atlas Model Railroad Company, the sister
company to Atlas O, is proud to announce the inclusion of a special 50th Anniversary edition.
Created to commemorate Atlas' 50th Anniversary, this box car will be decorated in gold
with colorful printing. Proceeds from the sales of the car will go to benefit the Stephan
J. Schaffan/ Atlas Model Railroad Company Scholarship. "Were really excited
about celebrating Atlas 50th anniversary this year," said Thomas W. Haedrich,
CEO of Atlas Model Railroad Company and President of Atlas O, LLC. "Thats why
we decided to make it really special by setting up the scholarship. This way, modelers who
have come to enjoy high quality Atlas products can have a piece of our history with the
commemorative car and help support a good cause as well."
An N scale and HO scale anniversary car
will also be released. The cars will be available in the Fall.
Photos will be put online as soon as they are available.