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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEW MODEL! O 17,600 TRINITY CORN SYRUP TANK CAR

 New Model!

  O 17,600 Gallon Trinity Corn Syrup Tank Car

(HO model shown)

The prototype for our new 17,600 Gallon Corn Syrup Tank Car was built in large numbers by Trinity Industries between 1984 and 1998. Of the over 7,000 cars that were built, most are still in active service today.

The cars followed a common bent-barrel tank design that helps the product drain and unload easier. These cars are jacketed and insulated, and have exterior coil pipes to heat the commodity to promote faster unloading. Midland food-grade butterfly unload valves and Midland exterior spring safety valves were common appliances used on these cars. The biggest variation in the car production was in the manway / top platform arrangement. Several arrangements were specified by large shippers; for example ADM, Cargill, Corn Products, GATX, MCP, and Staley to name a few.

These tank cars are commonly used to transport varying grades of Corn Syrup, Liquid Sugar, and Molasses from processing facilities to bulk distribution centers and other end-users throughout the US and Canada. They are a very common sight on today's railroads, and they have been for two decades. This initial release features three of the most common manway/top platform arrangements as specified by ADM, Cargill, and Corn Products (among others).

Features Include:
- Separately applied detail such as: train line hoses, coupler cut levers, brake rigging, bottom outlet valve & valve handle, and metal grab irons
- 100 ton roller bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps
- Accurate painting and printing
- Highly detailed body with prototypical jacket seams
- See-through walkway and platforms
- Overall length: 10 1/4"
- Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-36
- Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24"

Please note: Atlas "O" scale couplers can also be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

Four road numbers are available per road name.

(HO scale models shown)

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

O 17,600 Gallon Trinity Corn Syrup Tank Car

 
8275 Undecorated 9275
8276 ADM 9276
8277 Cargill Foods 9277
8278 GATX 9278
8279 LSI 9279
8280 Trusweet 9280

 

 

NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS! O PS-4427 LOW SIDE HOPPER

New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

  O PS-4427 Low Side Hopper

(Model from previous run shown)

Introduced by Pullman in the mid-1960s, the PS-4427  low side covered hopper became the backbone car for many of the large grain hauling railroads as well as the car of choice for many leasing companies. These are cars are still in service today.

Features Include:
- True ?? scale dimensions
- Full brake line details
- Opening hatches with full working latch assembly
- Separately-applied wire grab irons
- See-through roofwalks
- Sprung die-cast 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with  rotating bearing caps
- Accurate painting and lettering
- Minimum diameter curve: O-45 (3-rail)
- Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name, except for Early Times, which has two.

(Technical artwork and model from previous run shown)

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

O PS-4427 Low Side Hopper - New Road Numbers!

 
6375 Undecorated 7375
6382 BNSF 7382
 

O PS-4427 Low Side Hopper - New Paint Schemes!

 
6396 Chessie System* 7396
6397 Early Times 7397
6398 Northern Pacific 7398
6399 Wisconsin Central 7399

 

*CSX Licensed Product


NEW PAINT SCHEMES & ROAD NUMBERS! O 70 TON COVERED HOPPER

       
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70 Ton Covered Hopper
New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

Introduced by American Car & Foundry (ACF?) in the mid-1930s, the 70 Ton Covered Hopper, with 1958 cu.ft. capacity, offered an improved design for the transport of dry bulk goods. The car proved to be widely popular and could be found on most major rail lines. Thousands of cars were built, not only by ACF?, but by the other major builders as well. The cars led very productive service lives  until the 1970s, and some may still be found in maintenance-of-way on-line service.

Features Include:
-True 1/4" dimensions and details
-Open triangular or closed side panels as appropriate per road name
-Die-cast chassis
-Operating hatch locking mechanism
-All metal grab irons and stirrups
-Accurate painting and lettering
-Minimum Diameter Curve (3-Rail): O-36
-Minimum Radius Curve (2-Rail): 24"
 

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

New Road Numbers!

 
8350

Undecorated (Open side)

9350
8351 Undecorated (Closed side) 9351
8353 Great Northern 9353
  New Paint Schemes!  
8372 Boston & Maine 9372
8373 Delaware & Hudson 9373
8374 Edgar Clays 9374
8375 Pere Marquette* 9375