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Prospector Section Car

3 3/4" Scale Track inspection cars, crew transports, mail delivery Trolley Cars

Prospector Section Car

Many small railroads had need for special, self-powered, rail vehicles. Track inspection cars, crew transports, mail and message delivery were essential jobs, but didn’t justify great expenditures for purpose-built units. Hence, many curious and whimsical units were created from discarded rail cars and automotive components. Our Nellie, Shady Lady, and Prospector represent the best of these unique oddities.

Produced with fashionable flexibility in mind, the cars can operate as traditional covered coaches, open-air excursions cars, or "convertibles". As heavy-Narrow gauge railroads often built personnel carriers from a mixture of discarded automotive and railroad parts. While utilitarian in nature, these vehicles were almost whimsical in appearance Using only new parts(!), RMI’s Prospector captures the flavor of these unique conveyances.

Prospector Section Car Features


The Prospector Section Car

Prospector Section Car

  • Ride-behind car
  • Solid riveted frame, wood planking
  • All steel construction
  • Axle-mounted, heavy duty industrial gear boxes
  • 5/8 hp, continuous-duty, 4-brush 24Vdc motors
  • Solid-state programmable control and power modules
  • Options:
    • Unpowered version
    • Battery Charger
    • Knuckle Couplers
    • Available in a variety of colors
 Prospector Section Car Specifications
Line Drawing Prospectors Section Car
Specifications 0-4-0
Number of 5/8 HP Motors 1
Powered Axles 2
Power Module Rating 100 Amp
Battery Positions 2
Length 59"
Width 20"
Height 49"
Weight w/o Batteries 200
Weight w Batteries 280
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