- Removable coal load
- Weighted and painted die-cast under frame
- Flat ends unless noted
- Roller bearing or Bettendorf trucks
- Scale profile brake wheel
- Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
- Accurately painted and printed
- Highly detailed, injection molded body
- Machined metal wheels
- Screw mounted trucks
- Body mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
- Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
- Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
- Minimum radius: 9 Â¾â€
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The development of the hopper car went along with the development of automated handling of such commodities, with automated loading and unloading facilities.
Open hopper cars are used for commodities such as coal, which can suffer exposure with less detrimental effect. Hopper cars have been used by railways worldwide whenever automated cargo handling has been desired.
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|COUPLER STYLE:||McHenry Scale Knuckle|
|Minimum Age Recommendation:||14 years|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|
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