HO Scale - Bachmann - 87901 - Plasser & Theurer Mainliner Universal 07-16 Ballast Tamper/Liner Car - Painted/Unlettered

Brand/Importer Bachmann
Stock Number 87901
Original Retail Price $137.00
Manufacturer Bachmann China
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Body Style Description Ballast Tamper/Liner Plasser & Theurer Mainliner Universal 07-16
Road/Company Name Painted/Unlettered
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel-Set Type/Construction Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile RP25
Multipack No
Series Name Spectrum
Recommended Age Group 12+
Announcement Date 0000-00-00
Release Date 0000-00-00
Item Category Self Propelled Rail Car
Model Type Maintenance of Way Equipment
Model Subtype Track Maintenance Ballast Tamper/Liner
Model Variety Plasser & Theurer Mainliner Universal 07-16
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Prototype Description Plasser & Theurer Mainliner Universal 07-16 Ballast Tamper/Liner Car
Region Europe
Era/Epoch Epoch IV

Body Style Information: Factory assembled and decorated, with non-operating ballast tamper mechanisms, these models are motorized and unlit.

Prototype Information: As they travel, trains generate enormous forces that will eventually change track geometry, which compromises both safety and ride comfort.

To overcome this eventuality, the Austrian firm, Plasser & Theurer, developed its line of mechanized, hydraulic, measuring, track laying and railway maintenance of way leveling, lifting, lining and tamping machines.

Designed to produce stable road bed, using a squeezing movement, ballast tamping machines such as the Plasser & Theurer Mainliner Universal 07-16 utilize vibrating tamping tines to pack ballast underneath existing ties or sleepers.

Viewable here, Plasser & Theurer has produced a fascinating promotional video of one of the firm's Dynamic Tamping Express 09-4X railway maintenance machines in action.

Additional information can be garnered from the official Plasser & Theurer website.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-07-29 19:22:53. Last edited by gdm on 2016-08-19 11:18:56

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