HO RTR 5-Bay Rapid Discharge Hopper, CSUX #79072

AthearnSKU: ATH98391

Description

Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • New road numbers for all road names
  • Removable coal load
  • Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separately applied wire grab irons on side ladders
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The unit train concept was pioneered by Ortner Freight Car Co. in 1960 as an effort to streamline bulk cargo unloading. Robert Ortner, developer of the rapid-discharge door system, targeted unloading a train of rapid discharge cars in 30 minutes to an hour. Previously this same task would take four hours or longer. Unit trains shuttle back and forth between mines and power plants eliminating dwell time in yards. The concept has become ubiquitous to the modern railroading scene.

Specifications

PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: Ortner Freight Car Co.
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1960s+
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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