85' Budd Full Dome - BNSF #31 "Bay View"

In the mid-1950s, the Budd Company developed a series of full-length bi-level dome cars, offering a panoramic view for all passengers seated on the upper level, while the lower level featured a lounge area. A fleet of 14 "Big Domes" were delivered to the Santa Fe Railway in 1954, while 6 similarly configured "Great Domes" were delivered to the Great Northern Railway the following year. A number continued in revenue use into the 1990s under Amtrak®, with “Ocean View” remaining in service on the railroad until 2019. Others found further use as excursion cars on tourist railroads, while some were converted for use on corporate business trains. This model represents BNSF's "Bay View" Business Car as it appeared between 1996 and the early 2000s. 


  • Model: 13010
  • UPC: 022899130101
  • Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
  • Scale: HO 1:87
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Features Include

  • Authentic Budd Company design
  • Detailed painted bodies with precision graphics
  • Fully furnished and lighted interior
  • Transparent, tinted windows
  • Separately applied plastic diaphragms
  • Kinematic magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers, for operation on tight radius curves
  • Detailed trucks with see-through sideframes
  • Blackened metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Performs best on 22” radius curves or greater
  • Product Measurements: L 12.25 in., W 1.5 in., H 2 in.
  • Retail Package Measurements: L 12.9 in., W 1.7 in., H 3.5 in.