Re: Poultry cars : Bachmann news just received

Eric Hansmann

Charlie Vlk posted this reply to the Early Rail discussion list on this Bachmann model.


As I said, the car body is the standard Bachmann 40 Ft steel box car.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the same mold or started life as the Athearn copy that Kader made for Mantua as their “Crown” line in the 1960s that were sold as carded RTR cars.

The printing almost makes a convincing car though….in the catalog.

Charlie Vlk


IMO, this model might prevent another manufacture from producing a model with prototype fidelity. Other than the screening, there is little about the Bachmann model that reflects the prototype poultry cars.


Oh, it has wheels. I forgot the prototype poultry cars ran on wheels.



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN





From: <> On Behalf Of Enzo Fortuna
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 10:40 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Poultry cars : Bachmann news just received


Just read a mail news from Bachmann (I've buy some spare parts in the past..and this entitled me to receive this, sorry :)
He stated that a NEW car body was released :

In HO only (so.. not for me) 
At your risk ?
Cheers from Italy
Enzo Fortuna

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