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Athearn Genesis G15818 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper - Burlington Northern #481201

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Athearn Genesis G15818 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper - Burlington Northern #481201
Athearn Genesis - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper - Burlington Northern #481201
Estimated time of arrival: May 2021
Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:
Three body styles:
Early- High side ladder & brake wheel, single side stiffener
Mid- Low brake wheel, short side ladders both ends, single side stiffener
Late- As above but with double side stiffeners (post 1971)
Round or trough hatches
Photo-etched metal roofwalk
Separately applied wire grab irons and stirrup steps
Numerous detailed outlet versions
Separate brake cylinder, valve and air reservoir with wire brake plumbing
Multiple roadnumbers
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
Accurately painted and printed
Highly detailed, injection molded body
Separately applied brake wheel
Screw mounted trucks
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Weighted for trouble free operation
Genesis 100-ton trucks with 36Inch machined metal wheels and animated spinning roller bearing caps

BN FEATURES:
Era: 1979+
BN: As-Delivered. Late style body with stiffener ribs and low brake wheel.

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The 3-bay CenterFlow covered hopper first entered service in the mid-1960s, built by American Car and Foundry. The cars handle loads such as grain, corn and similar bulk commodities. The Centerflow design relies on the cars rounded body to provide structural strength - eliminating the traditional center sill, and making gravity unloading easier. Our 3-bay car represents the common 4600 cu.ft. capacity version. The railroads looking to replace their aging 40Ft box cars in grain service needed a modern hopper design - one that could operate within the tighter Plate B clearances for light branchline and industrial service. ACFs design won them many contracts from a plethora of railroads. One can find these cars still in revenue service today in grain trains and other similar service.

Specifications
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: American Car & Foundry
TRUCK STYLE: Genesis 100-ton
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1970s+
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No
Details
SKU 140-G15818
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: Burlington Northern
Price: CA$64.99
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Due in Stock: May 30, 2021
 

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