WILLIAM DEAN WRIGHT
Exceptional Products for Z Scale Modelers
Rebuilt 34-Foot Woodside Reefers
By the end of the 19th Century, the industrial revolution in the United States was in full swing: textile mills, food processing, medicine, transportation, and of course, steel. But, as the country progressed into the 20th Century, what were railroads to do with the abundant railcars left over from earlier times? The invention of the one-piece cast sideframe Bettendorf-type truck with its integral journal boxes was a huge step forward. Truss rods were eliminated as solid steel centerbeams came into widespread use. And, by the 1930s, hand brakes would give way to modern air-brake systems.
Full Throttle brings a nifty new car style to Z Scale. We've taken the "old-timey" woodside reefers introduced by Father Nature and performed the same refurbishing that railroads performed to extend the usefulness of these dated cars. We've (hypothetically) upgraded the truss rod frame with a solid steel frame, and replaced Archbar or Andrews trucks with newer Bettendorf types. These venerable and useful cars would be employed in freight or reefer operation through WWII and into the early diesel era, especially on short lines and spurs. This is a splendid small freight car for your Z Scale action!
All rebuilt woodside reefers are equipped with Full Throttle's own Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers. Click the product thumbnails for larger images.
In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, we must note that these products
ARE NOT TOYS AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14.
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