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.
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
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!
October 28, 2009
You 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!
October 13, 2009
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!
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!
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!
Available for Pre-Order now on DCCinstalled.com