The Kato ready-to-run Gunderson MAXI-IV 3-Unit Well Car is based on cars that are a mainstay of the US domestic double-stack car fleet. These three-unit well cars provide optimum balance between tare weight and capacity, and can handle containers from 20 to 53′ in the well and 40 to 57′ long on top. This articulated car has an injection-molded metal frame, enhanced by the extensive detail of piping and patterned running boards. Like the prototype, the model features two different sized wheels in its trucks – the two end trucks will have 33″ scale wheels while the two middle trucks will have 38″ scale wheels. (This is done on the prototype for weight bearing reasons, with the greater weight of the load being borne by the wheels of the mid-car trucks than by the wheels of the trucks on each end.) The MAXI-IV 3-Unit Well Car will look great handling containers (sold separately) on your modern intermodal trains.
- Molded metal frame provides stable operation with or without container loads
- Shock absorber construction for smooth and stable operation loaded or unloaded.
- Trucks have appropriately sized metal wheelsets