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NEW ROAD NUMBERS & NEW ROAD NAMES!

 
O 50 Ton War Emergency Hopper

(Model from previous run shown)

With the onset of WWII, sheet steel became in short supply due to critical national defense applications. In 1942 the War Production Board authorized the design of seven standard freight cars that would utilize "composite" construction with wood replacing the sheet steel wherever feasible. Saving approximately 2 1/2 tons of steel when compared to all-steel construction, the war emergency hopper was one of the successful designs. Over 11,000 of these hoppers were constructed from 1942 through 1945 and many remained in service either in original form or rebuilt with steel sides, throughout the 1950's and 1960’s.

Features Include:
-NEW! Optional 3-rail Scale Adjust-A-Coupler™ System included
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Unique construction in die-cast and ABS
-Full interior details
-Accurate trainline details and brake system details
-Separately-applied grab irons and ladders
-Sprung hopper doors
-Removable coal load
-50 ton Bettendorf die-cast sprung trucks
-Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
-Die-cast scale couplers with internally sprung knuckles (2-rail)
-33” scale metal wheels (2-rail)
-Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-27
-Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24”

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-RAIL
ITEM#'s

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#'s

 

New Road Names!

 
6420

Undecorated

7420
6430 Alton #60055, #60096, #60111, #60143 7430
6431 Ann Arbor #30900, #30911, #30943, #30949 7431
 

New Road Numbers!

 
6421 Baltimore & Ohio* #30570, #30611, #30633, #30788 7421
6423 Chesapeake & Ohio* #53000, #53108, #53200, #53749 7423
*CSX Licensed Product

MSRP 3-rail: $49.95
MSRP 2-rail: $52.95

Estimated Delivery: April 2005

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