Athearn/Roundhouse 86509-86629 C&NW Complete 6-Coach 60' Arch Roof Passenger Set HO Scale
Athearn/Roundhouse 86509-86629 C&NW Complete 6-Coach 60' Arch Roof Passenger Set
In the early 2000's Athearn released a variety of four, five and six coach sets under the Roundhouse banner. Featuring updated Roundhouse tooling, features and razor sharp graphics these 34' Overton, 50' Overland, 60' Harriman and 85' Palace Car sets were, and remain, some of the finest ever produced.
86509 60' Arch Roof RPO Car.
86529 60' Arch Roof Baggage Car.
86549 60' Arch Roof Combine Car.
86569 60' Arch Roof Diner Car.
86589 60' Arch Roof Passenger Car.
86629 60' Arch Roof Observation Car.
Separate Grab Irons
Removable, magnetically attached roof
Weighted for optimum performance
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
2 or 3-axle trucks, per prototype
Razor sharp paint and printing
Removable Roof-held with magnets
Machined 33" metal RP25 profile wheels
RPO comes with mail hook details on both sides
Car length: 8.5 inches
Minimum radius: 18"
Upgrade with (6) MRRHQ MagLED® Evolutionary Model Railroad Lighting Systems. Includes (6) MagLED® MLM1 Master Boards and (6) MagLED® MLX1 Extension Boards. (Easily installed. Also available separately.)
Upgrade with (6) MRRHQ Custom 3D Printed Interiors. (Easily installed. Also available separately.)
Replace Coach Interior with Sleeper Interior.
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The arch roof and heavyweight passenger cars were signature to the 1920s-1940s passenger trains. As passenger rail developed in North America so did the needs of the traveling public. The arch roof passenger cars allowed the railroads to fulfill more seats per car than the wooden passenger cars they replaced. The arch roof cars carried on until the postwar streamlined passenger cars came into service.