Re: Roundhouse 40' wood reefer

Benjamin Hom

Mark Mathu asked:
"Athearn/Roundhouse has a 40' wood refrigerator car with steel ends in their
product line. This appears to be the old Athearn blue box wood reefer
tooling. Is that assumption correct?"

Yes. Be advised that Horizon has rebranded several Athearn models (ex: the Athearn "AAR" DS boxcar) to the "old-timey" Roundhouse line, even though those prototypes aren't particularly "old-timey". This particular model is actually closest to PFE plywood reefers resheathed with traditional wood sheathing after WWII. Horizon continues to play to the model railroad myth that "if it's wooden, it must be ancient" myth.

Ben Hom

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