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Gunderson MAXI-IV Well Cars

Prototype Information:

Intermodal container service is one of the most popular types of freight service on rails today. The Maxi-IV car is the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack car fleet. Providing an optimum balance between tare weight and capacity, the Gunderson MAXI-IV is a 3-unit articulated double-stack car that can handle containers from 20-foot to 53-foot long in the well and containers 40-foot to 57-foot in the top, or double-stacked, position. As of a result of its versatility and sturdy construction, the MAXI-IV is now the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack fleet. The popularity of this car on North American rails is underscored by its popularity with model railroaders today!

Model Information:

The powerful appearance of this articulated car will be achieved using a metal injection-molded frame, enhanced by the extensive detail of piping and patterned running boards. Like the prototype, the model will feature two different sized wheels! 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.)

Model Features:

  • Perfectly suited to run behind a GE C44-9W, EMD SD90/43MAC, or EMD SD80MAC
  • Provides stable operation with or without container loads due to Kato’s new innovative heavier material steel compound plastic used for the construction of the well car
  • Each container (Sold Separately) has a magnet and a metal plate to hold it securely to the well car bottom or to the top of the lower Kato container

Available Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


BNSF "Swoosh"

Pacer Stacktrain

TTX "New Logo"

AOK

TTX - Original Logo
 

Recent Models:

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
30-9043 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - AOK
55344
$105
30-9044 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - AOK
55359
$105
30-9045 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - TTX
732958
$105
30-9046 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - TTX
733134
$105
30-9047 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - Pacer Stacktrain
6303
$105
30-9048 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - Pacer Stacktrain
6311
$105
30-9049 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - TTX "New Logo"
765122
$105
30-9050 HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack Well Car Set - TTX "New Logo"
765865
$105
30-9021 HO BNSF 53’ Containers x 2
238030, 238534
$30
30-9022 HO EMP 53’ Containers x 2
637265, 637136
$30
30-9025 HO NACS 53’ Containers x 2
236365, 238718
$30
30-9026 HO Swift 53’ Containers x 2
236310, 236927
$30
30-9027   HO Canadian National 53’ Containers x 2
235321, 235416
$30

Click here for a listing of past models (for reference only)

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