These 75' cars were built for the PRR and Burlington Route as early ToFC cars. The cars were built in 1955 and in that same year used in Pennsy's TrucTrain service, and other piggyback services in the Trailer Train consortium. Later, some of these cars had their ToFC equipment removed and the cars were used for CoFC service and general flatcar use.
A number of these cars were in service into the yellow paint scheme era of TTX in 1969; with 100 cars still running in 1990. One F39 is preserved at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke VA.
Three versions of the cars, F39, F39a and F39c can be modelled from the kit.
The N Scale Kits cars have a lead free cast pewter chassis. Hitches, rub rails, and bridge plates are included as are laser cut wood deck floors and etched grabs.
Recommended trucks are Microtrains® 1036 Couplers should be medium extension. Body mount couplers can be used if preferred.
A separate decals sheet is not available but sheets which enable the cars to be decalled in both PRR and three TTX paint shemes are available from Microscale® and details are included in the Instruction Sheet