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8982 PB70 Coach-Baggage Combine, PRR 4780, late-1940's Paint, HO Scale

Sale price$89.99
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Combines, as the name suggests, housed two car types under one roof, offering efficiency by reducing one car from the train. A common type was the coach-baggage, accommodating passengers and luggage. Often used on small trains and light branch lines in the later decline of passenger rail travel.

Positioned at the train's front, the car earned the term "head-end equipment," alongside locomotives and non-passenger units like the RPO (Railway Post Office) for mail transport. Combine cars, serving as coach-RPOs, placed the mail section ahead of passengers. 

 

The PB70 classification stands for Passenger, Baggage, 70 feet long. They were found mixed in on many PRR passenger trains such as the Pennsylvania Limited, The Admiral, The Duquesne, The Red Arrow and others. The Pb70 passenger cars we are offering here are prototypically accurate to be coupled with PRR K4s, PRR T1, EMD E6, E7, E8, Alco PA, Baldwin Passenger Sharknoses.

 

In our first production run, we are offering 6 different cars. Two with 1930's paint, two in 1940's paint, and two in 1950's paint. These will feature prototypical details, colored interior and lighting. 

 

FEATURES

·  Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled

·  Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes

·  Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails and Antennae (where applicable)

·  Detailed Interiors

·  Proper underbody detail per the prototype

·  Properly Colored Interiors

·  Lighted Interiors

·  Operating Sprung Diaphragms

·  Composition: ABS with ABS Chassis

·  Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee

·  Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail

·  Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in