Hopper car, cylindrical, 3800 cu. ft., CN, grey, red noodle


"...the first accurate model of the 3800 cu.ft. cylindrical hopper car. For years Canadian modellers have had to put up with 4550 cu. ft. grain cars painted to represent these classic vehicles, but no more! Time to throw out your foobies! The prototype cars were designed for carrying bulk commodities like powdered minerals and industrial chemicals, including cement and potash. They are 100-ton capacity with four hopper compartments totaling 3800-3850 cubic feet and are fitted with either round or trough hatches. Examples were built by all three of the major car builders in Canada and they have traveled to every corner of Canada and the contiguous United States. The first delivery of these cars was from early 1965 with an order of 481 cars with round hatches and 3850 cu. ft. capacity for Canadian National, #370000-370480, painted light grey with red ‘noodle’ and lettering. Marine Industries developed the car from the uniquely Canadian aluminium 3400 cu.ft covered hoppers with flat top and curved sides, adopting a full cylindrical style body and increasing the interior length to 41’3″. A further 1100 cars arrived on CN before the end of 1967. During 1974-5, CN acquired 2000 examples of the 3800 cu. ft. design with round hatches, with 1000 being delivered with CNIS reporting marks and branding for international service (i.e. in the US). The majority of these cars are still in service today and CN has been upgrading and repainting them in its smart mineral brown livery with www.cn.ca website brandings. Examples can be found wearing CN, CNIS and CNLX reporting marks. Our model has been scaled from manufacturer drawings and fully captures the details of the prototype car. Features include brand new Dofasco S-2 100-tonne trucks, etched running boards and brake changeover platform, finely moulded plastic walkway supports and end cages, optional additional air reservoir (if applicable), full separate air piping and brake equipment details. Our metal Macdonald-Cartier knuckle couplers are fitted as standard."

Single car from set 2.

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  • Model: 606-127001A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3kgs
  • 4 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Rapido Trains Inc.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 June, 2016.

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