Based on where railroads transferred freight cars onto barges the Walthers Cornerstone HO Scale Carfloat Apron is where all the rail-marine action takes place. The Carfloat Apron structure consists of a moving apron (similar to a bridge) that can be locked to the float. This keeps the tracks aligned during switching and allows the barge and the apron to move up and down with the tides. Counterweights and lifting machinery are housed in the towers at the end of the apron.
This detailed HO Scale model is an ideal way to add waterfront traffic to your operations. Built on the water's edge, they require little space, but add plenty of interchange traffic. Often found serving large yards as well as industrial areas, they can be among the busiest spots on a railroad. The model features a positionable apron, detailed hoisting towers (unpowered), as well as supporting piers. The three-track apron matches the track pattern on Walthers Railroad Car Float (933-3152), sold separately. Use the Carfloat Apron among other Cornerstone HO Scale industries along your waterfront.
- Perfect addition to waterfront scenes
- Detailed hoisting towers and superstructure
- Metal Code 83 switch points included