The ARA Standard 70-ton Quad Hopper were used on several major railroads in the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Primarily used for hauling coal loads, nearly 12,000 hoppers were built and delivered between 1926 and 1930. In this 2022 production, we are offering these handsome cars in distinctly numbered 4-packs. We offer several paint schemes in two different 4-packs, meaning if you purchase both packs you will have 8 distinctly numbered cars. Realistic removable coal loads and detailed bay interiors make for versatile use in any scenario.
In addition to the prototypical models, we are also offering seven 4-packs of models from major railroads that ran similar hopper cars. These are notated as "fantasy paint schemes" in the item descriptions.
The hopper car models come completely assembled and decorated. Each 4-pack contains four distinctive cars with different road numbers.
Industry-leading Model Features:
Plastic (ABS) body with ABS chassis
Metal wheels and axles milled for Ultra-Smooth Friction-Free movement
Separate applied details include detailed coal load, brake wheel, brake cylinder, air brake reservoir
Operating Knuckle Couplers
Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 rail
Minimum Operating Radius: 9 inches.