Otter Valley Railroad Model Trains - Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars :: Athearn Genesis G15439 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Center Flow Hopper - SOO - 3-Pack

Athearn Genesis G15439 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Center Flow Hopper - SOO - 3-Pack

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Athearn Genesis G15439 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Center Flow Hopper - SOO - 3-Pack
Athearn Genesis G15439 - HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Center Flow Hopper - SOO - 3-Pack

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 optimum performance
Genesis 100-ton trucks with 36in machined metal wheels and animated spinning roller bearing caps
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The 3-bay Center Flow 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 Center Flow design relies on the car?s 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 40? 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. ACF?s 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.
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SKU 140-G15439
Road Name: SOO
Price: CA$189.99
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