MTH 20-92278 O 6-Car 2-Bay Fish Belly Hopper Car Set - Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority

Special Price $349.99 Regular Price $379.99
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20-92278
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Scale O
Number 20-92278
Manufacturer MTH Trains
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  • Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this two-bay hopper was designed specifically for one cargo: anthracite coal on railroads of the eastern seaboard. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of typical 50-ton freight trucks could carry. And its “fishbelly” slope sheets — the angled floors at either end of the car — were set at precisely the angle at which coal would flow easily from its bottom doors. (Covered grain hoppers, for example, require much steeper slope sheets.)

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    The two-bay car was ideal for delivery of clean-burning anthracite to coal dealers who served the home heating market. In contrast, dirtier-burning bituminous coal, used more commonly by large industrial customers, often traveled in bigger three- and four-bay hoppers.

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    MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives.  Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

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    Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist.  Many of MTH’s Premier Rolling Stock offerings can also operate on the tightest O Gauge curves giving them even more added versatitlity to your layout.
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  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
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Item # 20-92278
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Scale O
Roadnumber May Vary Yes
Rolling Stock Hoppers
Road Name Staten Island