Piggyback Ramps like those in this easy-to-build Walthers Cornerstone HO Scale kit are used across the continent for loading and unloading trailers and other vehicles from flatcars. From the 1950s into the 1980s piggyback trailers were driven onto flatcars at yards and terminals. While this "circus-style" loading has since fallen out of favor for trailer loading, many loading ramps are still in place for special loads. They are also found at team tracks where cargo was lifted with a gantry crane. The Piggyback Ramps kit includes four ramps including a wood platform-ramp combination, a small clerk's office, overhead crane and a power pole.
Finished models measure: Office: 1-3/4 X 2-1/2" Wood Platform: 5-1/2 x 2" Wood Ramp: 2-3/8 x 2" Crane: 6 x 2" Narrow Concrete Ramp: 5-5/8 x 1-7/16 Wide Concrete Ramp: 5-5/8 x 3-5/8" Small Concrete Ramp 3-1/4 x 1-1/4"
- Molded in three colors and clear plastic
- Builds typical 1950s-1960s era trailer loading-unloading facility
- Realistic detail for freight yards and terminals
- Use with WalthersMainline(R) piggyback flatcars (sold separately)
- Single and double-wide Circus-style trailer ramps
- Concrete and wood trackside loading Ramps
- Terminal office building
- Overhead gantry crane
- Wood fence and power pole
- Decal signs