Lionel 700E-212 Side Rod - RH - The 700E-212 side rod saw first use of the 1937 700E Scale Hudson. As is the case with all of the rods and other components installed on the 700E and 763E Hudson line, the side rods were finely crafted, having a smooth gray/silver finish. When comparing the side rods manufactured during the 1937-1941 period as against those manufactured for the 1950 773 Hudson and the later MPC line of Hudson's beginning with the 783, you can easily see that there are no rough edges or pock marks in the casting of the earlier side rods. The finish is superior in all respects. If you need side rods for the 1950 773 use our part number 700E-212-1950 or 700E-212-MPC for the later versions of the Hudson. This rod comes with the bushings installed.