The Schnabel car's unique design allows it to carry extremely heavy or oversized loads, such as generators and transformers for power stations, by making the load an element of the car. The two tapered lifting arms that hold the load resemble a bird's beak, which gave the car its name Schnabel is from the German for "carrying-beak-wagon" (Tragschnabelwagen). Schnabel is a funny name for a seriously powerful freight car.
16 sets of 125-ton roller-bearing trucks
prototypically correct 36" metal wheels
RP25 wheel contours
8 span bolsters
detailed retort cylinder load
molded hydraulic lines and pumps
E-Z Mate Mark II couplers
This model performs best on 22" radius curves or greater.
Recommended for ages 14 years old & up.