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6413 Mercury Capsule Car

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Production: 1962 & 1963

History
The 6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying Car was produced for only two years. It was included in several catalogued sets as well as being available as a separate sale item. Due to several small and fragile parts, complete and original 6413's are difficult to locate.

This freight car is based upon the imagination of Lionel's engineering department. The unique look and profile of the Mercury Capsule car -- with its humped-up frame and unusual cargo load -- will make this freight car stand out on any layout or display case.

Features
The 6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying car contains the following standard features: unpainted blue frame with white lettering, two gray simulated Mercury Capsule's, metal support posts between the capsules plus two tie-down straps at each end

Most experienced collectors know the 6413 did not include a brakewheel nor brakewheel stands at each end -- which was included on the 6519 Allis Chalmers humped-up freight car.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this type of flatcar is approximately 11 1/4" long (coupler to coupler).

Medium Blue Frame - Shown in the photo above - Almost all 6413's have a medium blue frame.
Light Blue / Aqua Frame - A rare variation exists with a light blue frame, almost an aqua or blue-green color.

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