HO Prime Mover 53′ Well Car & Container
53′ Husky-Stack & 53′ high-cube container
The Gunderson 53′ single-unit double-stack well car was built at Trenton Works, Nova Scotia, between 2003-4 and is the latest iteration of the famous high-capacity Husky-Stack design. With every intermodal train including at least three or four cars of this type, it was arguably one of the biggest gaps in the range of well car models. This is accompanied by a newly tooled 53′ Hyundai high-cube container with riveted sheet/post sides and optional heater box/fuel tank.
The 74ft long (over strikers) Husky-Stack car can carry 20′ to 53′ containers in the well with containers from 40′ to 53′ in the top position. Over 2,600 were built for the TTX Company (DTTX) and Canadian Pacific (CP) and they are seen all over the USA and Canada. We are also releasing the car painted in the new TTX ‘Forward Thinking’ livery given to the almost identical 48′ Husky-Stack cars extended to 53′ from 2009. 1,100 of these were reworked by Gunderson between 2009-2010.
We will be offering six numbers per paint scheme along with undecorated. Each well car will come with two 53′ high cube containers randomly selected from the eight schemes outlined below.
Our well car features a die-cast body with injection moulded plastic running boards, end handrails and brake detail. The trucks are a new free-rolling 70-ton design with three springs visible. separate in-line brake shoes and 33″ wheels designed to the same specification as our highly regarded 52’6″ mill gondola. The car is factory-fitted with our metal Macdonald-Cartier knuckle couplers.
The 53′ container introduces a new design never before offered in quality form in HO Scale. The insulated dry boxes are ubiquitous in Canadian intermodal trains operating for Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and a huge number of transportation companies! They are also seen throughout the US mid-West as far south as New Orleans.
The models will also feature a heater box and fuel tank – dependent on paint scheme – with full printing. These heaters are designed to protect cargo transported through the extreme cold of the Canadian winter.
We will be producing eight paint schemes in the first run, four Canadian and four classic US liveries, along with undecorated. As follows:
CN Intermodal (with train graphic)
CN We Deliver (latest scheme)
Canadian Pacific (latest scheme)
CSX Intermodal (boxcar)
Prime Movers by Rapido releases feature full razor-sharp printing of all livery elements. There is no reduced specification here.
The Prime Movers by Rapido 53′ Husky-Stack and 53′ High-Cube Container are priced:
53′ Husky-Stack with two containers: $49.95 (US), $59.95 (Canada)
53′ High-Cube Container (2-pack): $24.95 (US), $29.95 (Canada)
Order deadline is TBA.
Delivery expected in fall 2017.
Please note: the minimum web order is $100 before tax and shipping.