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Oct 30, 2015 - N Scale

***North American Railcar Announces More N Scale Hawker Siddeley Cylindrical Hoppers

Hawker Siddeley 4 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers

North American Railcar Corporation is pleased to announce our next run of these popular cars. Scheduled for release in December, just in time for the holidays. This release will include three schemes with 12 road numbers available for each. Two are second runs, the 2007 Green Saskatchewan cars with Exclamation Mark in both Canadian Pacific & Canadian National. The third scheme is Canadian Pacific assigned Government of Canada cars in red which have been previously released for Canadian National assigned cars.

In the 1970s, Canadian National & Canadian Pacific developed a concept for a standard 4550 cubic-foot 4-bay cylindrical hopper. The basic design of this hopper was developed into two car types, one for grain and similar consistency products and another for potash, dry chemicals and fertilizers.

The most obvious difference between these two types of cars can be seen in the loading hatches on the top of the cars. The grain version of the car has trough hatches spanning the length of the body top, while the potash version has a series of round hatches spaced along the length of the body.

During the production life of the design, thousands of these cars were manufactured in various production runs by three different manufacturers. Hawker Siddeley produced many of these cars over the production run, and in total produced 15 variations of the basic design between the grain and potash types of this car.

Today, thousands of these cars remain in service with Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and a number of other operators. Many can be seen in their original "Heritage" paint schemes, as well as more modern schemes, such as the colorful 2007 Green Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation scheme.

Though they initially were primarily seen in Canada, they now travel the rails of North American from Canada to Mexico, with operations in many parts of the United States.

2007 Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation

The 2007 scheme Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation Hawker Siddeley 4550 cu. ft. 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper features a very distinctive and attractive paint scheme. It was the first North American Railcar Corporation product release and is a frequent request of modelers.

This release include 12 new road numbers for both Canadian National & Canadian Pacific.

CP Assigned Government Of Canada (Red)


This scheme has previously been released for cars assigned to Canadian National. No Canadian Pacific assigned Hawker Siddeley 4550 cu. ft. 4 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers were painted in this scheme originally. However a number of Salmon Government Of Canada cars were repainted in this scheme.

This release include 12 new road numbers Canadian Pacific.

As with all North American Railcar products, these schemes and numbers have been carefully researched to ensure accuracy and will not be repeated.

All models feature:

  • Fully researched and prototypically accurate details, road numbers offered are of actual cars in this scheme
  • Official Government of Saskatchewan scheme available exclusively from North American Railcar Coporation through Pacific Western Rail Systems
  • Many separately applied detail parts, including photo etched brass and lost wax castings
  • Micro-Trains truck mounted couplers
  • Coupler Cut Bars
  • North American Railcar High-Performance Low Friction Trucks Barber S-2 100 ton trucks with semi-scale 36” wheels
  • Properly weighted for smooth tracking and superior performance

Reservations Due By: TBA

Expected Release: December 2015

A word of note to our customers: Please order the number of cars you want before preorders close. This is a reservation only product, we will only make enough cars to cover all orders, plus a small amount for any customer service issues.

We also have limited numbers of available in a variety of previously released schemes. See listings below for available paint schemes.

For a complete list of all the different versions and explanations of the differences on the Hawker Siddeley 4550 cu ft Cylindrical Hopper go to this link: Click Here  

PORTERS Members: With each car you purchase, you receive both PORTERS Points and Manufacturing Credits that can be used in the PORTERS Club Lounge to obtain special PORTERS Only cars.


JMP

Product Details

NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Gov't of Saskatchewan (SKNX)(2007 Image Green/White/Yellow, CN Assigned)(Version f001) - Single Car - Road Numbers 13-24 Available - Expected Release Date: 2017-08-01
11-10001001-run2
$29.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Gov't of Saskatchewan (SKPX)(2007 Image Green/White/Yellow)(CP Assigned Road Numbers) (Version f001) - Single Car - Road Numbers 13-24 Available - Expected Release Date: 2017-08-01
11-10001002-run2
$29.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Canadian Pacific (CP)(Black w/White Lettering & Multimark) (Version f001)(Special Features) Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10001004
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Government of Alberta - Take an Alberta break ... Visit - (ALPX)(Blue w/Yellow Lettering, CP Assigned Cars)(Version f001)(Special Features) - Single Car (2nd Run) Cars 13-24 - Expected Release Date: 2014-05-01
11-10001005-Run2
$29.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Red Gov't of Canada (CNWX)(Red w/White Lettering)(Version f001)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10001006
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Saskatchewan Grain Car Co (SKPX)(Brown & Red wYellow Lettering & Graphics, CP Assigned)(Version f001)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10001008
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Saskatchewan Grain Car Co (SKNX)(Brown & Red w/Yellow Lettering & Graphics, CN Assigned)(Version f001)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10001009
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Government of Canada (CPWX)(Salmon w/Yellow Lettering & Graphics, CP Assigned)(Version f001)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10001010
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Gov't of Saskatchewan (New 2011 Image Green/White/Yellow/Orange - No Exclamation Mark)(CN - SKNX - Assigned Road Numbers)(Version f001) Single Car - Road Number 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2014-05-01
11-10001011
$29.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Gov't of Saskatchewan (New 2011 Image Green/White/Yellow/Orange - No Exclamation Mark)(CP - SKPX Assigned Road Numbers)(Version f001) Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2014-05-01
11-10001012
$29.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Potash Corporation (CGLX)(Light Pink w/"P" Logo)(Version f002)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10002001
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Canpotex (PTEX) (Gray w/Green Lettering "Canpotex Limited")(Version f002)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10002002
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Canadian National (CN)(Brown w/White Roman Lettering & CN url Address)(Version f002)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-6 Available - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10002003
$26.95
NARC - N Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Canadian National (CN)(Brown w/White Block Lettering/White Line Around Reporting Numbers & CN url Address)(Version f002)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 2-6 Available (no car 1) - Expected Release Date: 2011-11-01
11-10002004
$26.95

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