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In the early years of the 1900`s, Hudson produced car frames to three basic patterns: built-up, Continental and Bow Frame. The Bow frame would later become the basis for the famous Rugga design, but at the time of the 1915 catalog there were differences which included frame widths that varied by gauge and several different axlebox choices. This particular model uses a frame designed for 20`gauge railways with plain bearings (also known as Colonial bearings). The Bowser car is a freelanced conglomerate of three blurred photos of Hudson manufactured bowser cars. These cars were used for many purposes where water needed to be transported, including use as fire-fighting cars, water supply tankers, auxiliary tenders and as supply tanks for portable steam engines. This car is designed to use HO scale 36" diameter wheelsets with 0.970" pointed axles. The axleboxes are a separate sprue and they can be mounted to provide either of the two standard wheelbases: 22" and 27".