Athearn Model "Pennsylvania Railroad" Diesel Locomotive, 1945-1975

Summary

HO or 1:87 scale trains first appeared after World War I, but didn't become big sellers in the United States until the 1950s. Their smaller size -- half the size of O scale models -- allowed modelers to build more elaborate layouts in the same physical space. HO is large enough for realistic detail, yet small enough to remain affordable to many customers.

HO or 1:87 scale trains first appeared after World War I, but didn't become big sellers in the United States until the 1950s. Their smaller size -- half the size of O scale models -- allowed modelers to build more elaborate layouts in the same physical space. HO is large enough for realistic detail, yet small enough to remain affordable to many customers.

Artifact

Scale model

Date Made

1945-1975

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

75.81.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Metal
Paint (Coating)

Color

Red
Yellow
Gray (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2.125 in

Width: 1.5 in

Length: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

on front: 9506 on sides: 9506 / PENNSYLVANIA / 9506-A

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