Aristocraft 31311 G Scale, Heavy Weight Coach Car, Atchison, Topeka & Santa FE (ATSF). Green & Black, Coach No.3035
Aristocraft 31311 Heavy Weight Coach ATSF #3035
- Aristocraft 31311 G Scale, Heavy Weight Coach Car, Atchison, Topeka & Santa FE (ATSF). Green & Black, Coach No.3035
Dimensions: 36" x 8" x 8"
This is a nicely detailed model of the prototype. The exact prototype for these models isn't quite known because these cars scale out to 71' 10.75". We believe they are modeled after an east coast line of 73' prototypes (they are actually 29-3/4" from diaphragm to diaphragm). It is suspected that they may be modeled from the Jersey Central Coaches (especially given the fact that Aristocraft offices have been in Jersey since the early 1980's).
All cars in the Heavy Weight series are lighted except for the Baggage car.
Properly lubricated and maintained, they are excellent cars. People who report trouble normally have not lubricated their cars properly.
They also look good with the MTH 1:32 stuff, like a Challenger locomotive.
They come with truss rods and stanchions, but apparently these were not used on metal framed Pullman cars. You can choose to install (or take off) the truss rods and stanchions.