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PS2893 Covered Hopper - Norfolk & Western 71224

PS2893 Covered Hopper - Norfolk & Western 71224


£19.99

Athearn

ATH-28323

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Separately applied round roof hatches
  • Photo-etched metal roof walk
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Separate brake cylinder, valve and air reservoir with
  • Detailed outlets
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed
  • Highly detailed, injection molded body
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Screw mounted trucks
  • Truck mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Minimum radius: 10”

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

Pullman-Standard dominated the covered hopper car market beginning in the 1950s, thanks to the design success of their PS-2 series of covered hoppers. Designed to carry bulk commodities, such as grain, cement and plastic pellets, these cars roamed the rails of North America for decades, attesting to their utilitarian functionality.

Specifications

PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: Pullman Standard
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1950 - Present