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Bluford Shops - N Scale - Offset Side 70 Ton 3-Bay Hopper - Central of Georgia (“The Right Way”)(Single) Road number # 753 (SKU 188-73051)

Available On: June 1, 2010

The Bluford Shops ready-to-run models will have the following features:

- Friction bearing or roller bearing trucks as appropriate for each road name,
- fully molded air tank and valve with piping, slope sheet braces,
- body mounted brake hose detail,
- separate brake cylinder, rod and lever detail (a first on an N scale open hopper!),
- body mounted magnetically operating couplers,
- coal load,
- diecast slope sheets and center sill,
- and injection molded plastic sides, ends and hopper doors.

All runs will be available in multiple road numbers (a single and one of each of the multi-packs gives you one of each road number available.)

Offset side 70 ton 3-bay hoppers first appeared in the late 1920s but by the late 30s they had evolved into the AAR standard design seen here. They were built in large quantities by many builders until the mid-1960s. Many remained in service through the 1980s.

Offset Side 70 ton 3-bay hoppers in Chicago & North Western. Chicago & North Western received a large fleet of these cars from builder Pullman Standard in the late ‘40s. Many remained in service in the ‘80s. This roadname will be available in 12 road numbers. 73061 C&NW single; 73062 2-Pack; 73063 3-Pack; 73066 6-Pack.

17.95 $13.98 US

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