PREORDER Athearn HO Bethgon Coalporter w/Load, BN 533803/533812/533838/533856/533875

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AthearnSKU: ATH81593

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Detailed Information


  • Newly Re-tooled Body
  • Separate wire form grab irons, etched metal coupler platforms
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Multiple road numbers
  • 36” machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Minimum radius: 18”


The Coalporter was developed in an effort to create a higher-capacity, more efficient coal car. Built by Bethlehem Steel’s Johnstown American Corporation, the BethGon features all-aluminum construction and a unique trough-style bottom for added carrying capacity.

This ‘Bathtub’ design increased the cubic capacity of the car and gave the added advantage of a lower center of gravity for better tracking. Coalporters generally operate in solid unit trains. One end of each car is equipped with a rotary coupler, to allow a train to be fed through a rotary unloader without uncoupling the cars.


COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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