COMING IN FEBRUARY, 1998: WALTHERS HO SCALE
1959 CHECKER MARATHON TAXI CAB IN HOLLOW CAST RESIN
Milwaukee, WI: Walthers announces it will release a new, HO Scale,
hollow cast resin version of the
1959 Checker Marathon Taxi cab in
February, 1998. This American classic, a roomy, comfortable sedan,
epitomized urban travel throughout the country. First produced in the
late 1950s, it was the car of choice for taxi fleets. Its styling
remained virtually unchanged until production ended in the late 1970s.
The Walthers resin Checker Cab kit (933-4001) features a hollow body
with window openings and interior detail. It comes with decals for
different cab companies and retails $7.98. On a layout, the Checker Taxi
will look great picking up passengers at the depot or waiting for a fare
on a busy city street. Few city scenes would be complete without a fair
share of yellow taxi cabs lining the streets in front of movie theaters,
department stores and hotels. Use the Walthers Checker Cab with
Cornerstone Series® structures such as
Merchant's Row III (933-3064),
Clarkesville Depot (933-3063)
and the Amtrak Station (933-3038).
The Checker Cab kit is available from your local Walthers Dealer.
Walthers is located at: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., 5601 W. Florist
Ave., P.O. Box 3039, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039.
Regular hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-1. Closed Sunday & all major holidays.
Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Tues-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-1. Closed Sun, Mon & all major holidays.
5619 West Florist Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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