10% off on Athearn 2-Bay Covered Hoppers till they are gone!

July 20, 2010

We are offering 10% off on all in-stock Athearn 2-Bay Covered Hoppers!

Click on the hopper to get the coupon code now! This offer will be good till we can no longer get them!

More on the prototype:

For the first hundred years or so of railroad history, dry bulk items such as sand and cement were put into bags or boxes and loaded into boxcars for shipment. This process required considerable labor to load and unload. In the 20th century a new type of car, the covered hopper, was developed. As the name implies, these cars were essentially an open top hopper with a roof and hatches added for loading. At first they were just used for special commodities, while cement was still hauled in boxcars. This began to change dramatically in the late 1940’s as the railroads ordered more and more covered hoppers. By the 1970’s almost all dry bulk items from sand to grain to plastic pellets were shipped in covered hoppers.

One of the more important builders of covered hoppers was American Cr & Foundry (ACF). The first ACF covered hoppers were rib-side cars, like many others of the time. In the 1960’s ACF eliminated the supporting ribs and started building what they called the Center Flow(R) hopper with a smooth, rounded side. The cars were built at several ACF plants, but the Huntington, West Virginia plant built only Center Flow cars since their inception and was the primary builder.

The first 2-bay 100 ton 2970 Center Flow cars built at Huntington weree part of a 150 car order for Chicago & NorthWestern, under building lot 11-02475, with an “on track” date of August 19th, 1966. The largest batch was building lot 11-02493, 500 cars built for the Rock Island, on track May 8th, 1967.

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Walthers HO Scale PS2-CD 4427 High-Side Covered Hoppers are here!

January 24, 2010

The latest addition to the Walthers Platinum Line is now here! The HO Scale PS2-CD 4427 High-Side Covered Hopper is a great looking car!

Visit White Rose Hobbies to get yours today!

Great for Grain Trains

Valued for its large capacity, roof trough hatches, and center discharge gates, the 4427 PS-2 CD High-Side Covered Hopper is a favorite for hauling grain. These large hoppers have been in service across the continent hauling grain and other medium-density loads beginning in the 1960s, often in multi-car cuts or unit trains. Many are still seen in service during the fall harvest, as well as hauling DDG away from ethanol plants, 30 years after their construction.

* Perfect for Use with North American Ethanol & Modern Grain Series Models * Favorites for Hauling Grain & DDG * New Roadnames, Schemes & Roadnumbers * Factory-Installed Grab Irons & Details * Used from the 1960s to the Present * Fully Assembled * RP-25 Metal Wheels * Superb Paint & Lettering * Proto MAX(TM) Metal Knuckle Couplers

Available in:

Wisconsin Central
Wisconsin Southern
Canadian Pacific
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IMCX
HJPX
BNSF
ATSF


Exactrail 4427 Covered Hoppers and PC&F Beer Cars Still Available!

January 8, 2010

We have many cars available that are sold out at Exactrail!

Don’t pay E-bay prices when you can get them at less then retail!

Visit White Rose Hobbies to get these hard to find cars at a fair price today!


Exactrail HO Scale Undecorated 4427 Covered Hopper Kits now available!

October 28, 2009

undec_4427_web_readyYou asked for them, now here they are! The very popular Exactrail 4427 Covered Hopper car is now available in an undecorated kit version.

Click Here to pick one up today!


NEW Exactrail N Scale car announced, the PS-4000 Covered Hopper in N Scale!

October 13, 2009

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Exactrail has just announced their latest car in the N Scale Series, the PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper. The car will be available in Southern Pacific, ATSF, CNW, ICG, MILW, Wabash, Norfolk & Western, Southern, Burlington Northern, and Northern Pacific!

These cars will feature: Etched Metal Details, CNC machined wheels, razor sharp printing and precision tooling!

Coming to http://www.dccinstalled.com soon!


NEW BLMA N Scale Freight Car! The PS-4000 Covered Hopper

September 19, 2009

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Behold! BLMA Models second N Scale freight car – the PS-4000 Covered Hopper. This isn’t just a new freight car, it’s the beginning of a NEW era of N Scale models. Featuring extremely fine-scale detail, perfectly matched paint, razor sharp lettering, and Micro-Trains body-mounted couplers, these models are literally scale replicas.

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If you are familiar with Tangent Scale Models in HO Scale then you know what to expect from this new BLMA model. BLMA has teamed up with Tangent to create this N scale first!

Click Here to check out all the details and Pre-Order Today!

BLMA has also announced their new line of N Scale Trucks in both ASF’s 100-Ton and 70-Ton version. The new trucks will not only look great but operate smoothly!

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Also available on DCCinstalled.com!


Exactrail 4427 Covered Hopper and Trinity Hy-Cube shipping soon!

July 12, 2009

There is still time to pre-order these 2 exciting new cars from dccinstalled.com. We have already increased our order a few times to meet demand!ep-80153-bn-hopper-07

Check out the high-res info sheets that Exactrail has sent out!

HO Scale 4427 PS2-CD low-side Covered Hopper

HO Scale Trinity Hy-Cube Boxcar

N Scale Trinity Hy-Cube Boxcar

Our prices are around 20% of retail on these high quality cars!

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Available for Pre-Order now on DCCinstalled.com