Since the dawn of electric toy trains, operating searchlight cars have delighted children of all ages, as their trains whizzed around a darkened living room or basement. Although not based on a specific prototype, our RailKing rendition is right at home lighting up the night for a wreck train crew or any other group of 1/48 scale workers.
Featuring a die cast metal car body, our model rides on heavy-duty 6-wheel trucks and replicates a typical depressed-center flat car, designed to carry oversized loads. It carries a simulated diesel generator to power its illuminated, continuously rotating searchlight.
High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.
The Operating Searchlight Car features a lighted, spinning operating searchlight that works on any O Gauge 3-Rail Track System and with any power supply.