Con-Cor - HO Scale - Heavyweight Passenger Coach - Royal American Shows - (Red and Yellow / White Roof / White Lettering) - Includes Full Interior & Lighting - Single Car - 3 Numbers Available
Available On: December 1, 2011
All railroads had some cars in its passenger fleet that were used in local or branchline service. Often these were older cars that had spent the prime of their life on the mainline "name train" inter-city service. Some railroads like the C&NW, Southern Pacific, Pennsylvania, and Canadian Pacific had hundreds of cars in their commuter fleets. No two railroads used exactly the same designs for their cars, and the lengths of the cars varied as well. Also many cars were sold off as "hand me downs" to smaller roads to be used on mixed train branchline service. So these cars could be at home on any prototype railroad, large or small. We chose to model them as 65 Ft long cars, so they would run on 18 inch radius curves of the average home layout. The time era for these cars stretched from the 1920's to well into the late 1950's.
Royal American Shows was part Carnival and part Circus, and as you can see they had a very striking color scheme on their railroad equipment. While "Circus" Modelers are a small segment of the hobby of model railroading, almost any model railroad has room for a special excursion Circus Train. Royal American Shows did not have their own locomtoives, and just paid the "charter" fees to have local railroads drag their train. So you can use any motive power you like.
All Coaches available in 3 Car numbers. Box ends will be marked (01) , (02) or (03) behind the Stock number to denote which Coach Number.