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O 50 Ton War Emergency Hopper

 

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:
-3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler®
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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#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers - New Road Numbers!

6420

Undecorated

7420
6434 Lehigh Valley 7434

50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers - New Paint Scheme!

6442 Nickel Plate Road 7442
Steel Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers - New Road Numbers!
6436 Undecorated 7436
6437 Baltimore & Ohio* 7437
6438 Chesapeake & Ohio* 7438
*CSX Licensed Product

MSRP 3-rail: $54.95
MSRP 2-rail: $59.95

Estimated Delivery: January 2009

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