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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 (Third Run) Cars 25-36 (SKU 11-10001005-Run3)

Available On: December 1, 2019

 
Version 1 - Grain Car
 

In the 1970's, 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 care 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 2008 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.

Prototype Spotting Features:
  • Body 1, Type 2 End (Low Brace End with Vertical Brake Wheel House, with rectangle cross brace)Vertical Face on Bolster
  • Low Mounted Air Tank
  • Trough Hatch
  • Toggle Lock (Outlet Gate)
  • 11 Running Board Supports Riveted Outlet Gate

Features of the model as appropriate per prototype: 

  • Meticulously researched and designed
  • 2 different running boards (11 or 17 supports) – etched brass
  • Etched Brass Crossover Platforms (with individually applied supports)
  • 5 different Ends (bracing variations) 2 Different Outlet Gates (Toggle Lock and Spiral Cog)
  • Investment castings for capstans (end of gates)
  • 2 Different Hand Brakes (conventional and “High Power” Ellcon-National
  • 2 Different Reservoir Positions (low for truck mounted cylinders and high for body mounted cylinders)
  • External brake Rod on cares with body mounted brakes cylinders (including levers)
  • 3 Different styles of trough hatches (smooth, slash, “V”)
  • Micro-Trains trucks & couplers
  • Coupler Cut Bars
  • 2 Bolster/Jack Pad Styles (flat and sloped faces)

There are 12 road numbers available in this release, change quantity in cart to order more than a single car, road numbers are:

First Release - November 2011

Road Number

Car Name

Pictures

ALPX 628358

Red Deer

Yes

ALPX 628373

Medicine Hat

Yes

ALPX 628406

Sherwood Park

Yes

ALPX 628439

Czar

Yes

ALPX 628446

Taber

Yes

ALPX 628489

Pincher Creek

Yes

ALPX 628493

County of Lac Ste Anne

Yes

ALPX 628504

Stettler

Yes

ALPX 628510

Bonnyville Beach

Yes

ALPX 628516

Veteran

Yes

ALPX 628517

Penhold

Yes

ALPX 628520

Glenwood

Yes

Second Release - Second Quarter 2013

Road Number

Car Name

Pictures

ALPX 628328

Grande Cache

Yes

ALPX 628339

Lac La Biche

Yes

ALPX 628343

White Gull

Yes

ALPX 628350

Three Hills

Yes

ALPX 628382

Banff

Yes

ALPX 628401

New Norway

Yes

ALPX 628416

Bonnyville

Yes

ALPX 628421

St. Albert

Yes

ALPX 628468

Hinton

Yes

ALPX 628473

Valleyview

Yes

ALPX 628507

Crowsnest Pass

Yes

ALPX 628512

Bruderheim

Yes 


Third Release - Fourth Quarter 2018

ROAD NUMBERS & TOWN NAMES ARE TENTATIVE

Road Number

Car Name

Pictures

ALPX 628329

Lamond

Yes

ALPX 628338

Duchess

Yes

ALPX 628397

Killam

Yes

ALPX 628426

Gleichen

Yes

ALPX 628431

Vilna

Yes

ALPX 628432

Gull Lake

Yes

ALPX 628449

Olds

Yes

ALPX 628452

Vermilion

Yes

ALPX 628458

Stavely

Yes

ALPX 628470

Crowsnest Pass

Yes

ALPX 628471

Picture Butte

Yes

ALPX 628505

Granum

Yes

    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.






$29.95 US