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Jan 25, 2019 - HO Scale

North American Railcar Announces New Car - Marine Industries 4550 cu ft 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper HO

 

 

 

We are ready to announce our next car:

A couple of years ago a customer asked us at a large Train Show why we didn't like Canadian National. When we explained we did not have any reason to dislike Canadian National, we asked why he had that impresssion. "Well you are not making any of the Hawker Siddeley Cylindrical Hoppers in CN with large Noodle graphics".

To which we replied "That's because Hawker Siddeley didn't make any Cylindrical Hoppers for CN (4550 cuft) with large Noodle graphics".

The customer then showed us images of what he thought were Hawker Siddeley 4550 cu ft Cylindrical 4 Bay Hoppers with CN Noodle Graphics.

We then explained, the images he was showing us were not Hawker Siddeley built cars, they were built by Marine Industries in Quebec.

About 30% of the 4550 cu ft Cylindrical Hoppers were built by National Steel Car (NSC), and 40% were built by Hawker Siddeley (HS) and the balance were built by Martine Industries Limited (MIL).

Many modelers confuse the HS car with the MIL car. Although similar they are very different, "if you know what to look for when closely examining the cars".

In the early 1970's the Canadian Government facing increasing demand for grain transportation capacity decided to buid a new car to meet the needs of Canadian Grain Industry for the 1970's, 80's, 90's and beyond.

It was decided that a standard design would be agreed upon, but each of the three major Canadian manufacturers could vary the details of the car as long as the overall size, shape and capacity of the car was the same.

The MIL hoppers were a modified copy of the HS hoppers. The basic tank is the same, but the slope sheet (end supporting wall of the car), end frame, brake lines, air reservoir, auxiliary reservior, control valve location, ladders, running board and running board supports are different.

We will publish additional information about the Marine Industries 4550 Hopper with close up images of the differenent detail parts, in the coming days.

Remember, these cars have never been available before in HO Scale.

In test marketing customers have asked us to run 12 road numbers for five of the paint schemes. All the rest we will produce 6 road numbers.

We will also do 6 cars equipped with Toggle Lock Pneumatic Gravity Gates!

(see close up image below)

 

 

Marine Industries 4550 cu ft Cylindrical Hopper

 

Marine Industries Cylindrical Hopper with CN Engine

 

NARC Marine Industries 4550 Black Noodle CN

                 Photo by Joe Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Details

NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Wheat Board of Canada (CNWX)(Salmon w/Yellow Lettering & Graphics, CN Assigned)(Version 01/ M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-6 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35010001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Government of Canada (CPWX)(Red with White Lettering)(Version 03/ M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35030001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Government of Canada (CNWX)(Red with White Lettering)(Version 04/ M3 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35040001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(Med Gray w/Red Lettering & Graphics)(Version 07 / M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Nmbrs 1-6 Available (Equipped w Toggle Lock Pneumatic Gravity Gates) - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35070001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(Med Gray w/Red Lettering & Graphics, 3 Data Lines)(Version 09 / M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35090001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(CN Pinstripe with Large Noodle, Medium Grey with Black Noodle (repaint), 2 Data Lines)(Version 09/M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 Availabe - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35090002
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(Medium Noodle with www.cn.ca, Brown Oxide with White Markings (repaint)(Version 09/M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-6 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35090003
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(CN Pinstripe with Large Noodle, Light Gray w/Red Lettering & Graphics (repaint), 2 Data Lines)(Version 09A /M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-12 - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35091001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(Medium Noodle with www.cn.ca, Medium Grey with Black Markings (repaint)(Version 9D/M2 End)(Special Features) - Single Car - Road Numbers 1-6 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35094001
$45.95
NARC - HO Scale - 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper - Marine Industries - Canadian National (CN)(CN Pnstrpe w Lrg Noodle, Lgt Gray w/Red Letter & Enviro Graphics (repaint), 2 Data Lines)(Version 9D/M2 End)(Special Features) - Sngl Car - Road Numbers 1-6 Available - Expected Release Date: 2019-08-01
11-35094002
$45.95

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