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NEW MODEL!

O SCALE GATX AIRSLIDE HOPPER

In February, Atlas O, LLC will release a brand new model- the 40' GATX Airslide Hopper. Available in 2-rail as well as 3-rail, these ready-to-run freight cars have state-of-the-art detailing and construction. Some of the fine features include true 1/4" scale dimensions and details, realistic see-through roof walks and brake wheel platform, brake line details, separately-applied grab irons, as well as  die-cast 70-ton roller-bearing or Bettendorf trucks (depending on the road name). The 3-rail version has die-cast articulated couplers. And as always, the paint schemes are accurate and prototypically correct. All decorated cars come in two road numbers per road name.

Prototype Information:

The airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953. Approx. 5000 of the 2600 cu. ft. cars were built between that year and 1969.

The airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure.

The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

3-RAIL
ITEM#'s

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#'s

6350

Undecorated

7350
6351 Delaware & Hudson 7351
6352 Lehigh Valley 7352
6353 Rio Grande 7353
6354 Santa Fe 7354
6355 Firestone 7355
6356 Jack Frost 7356
MSRP 3-rail: $49.95
MSRP 2-rail: $52.95

Coming in February!

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