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ExactRail N scale covered hopper

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RELATED TOPICS: CARS - FREIGHT | N SCALE
ExactRail N scale covered hopper
ExactRail N scale covered hopper
Price: $24.95

Manufacturer
ExactRail
1053 South 1675 West
Orem, UT 84097
www.exactrail.com

Era: 1962 to present

Comments: This model of a Pullman-Standard P-S2CD 4,000 cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper has a one-piece body with etched-metal running boards, wire corner grab irons, and separately applied brake appliances.

Most of the car features crisp tooling, including see-through roping staples. The brake wheel had flash and a sprue nub along the outside edge.

The paint was smooth and evenly applied. The small lettering was legible under magnification; the registered trademark symbol below the flag is prototypical.

The car's dimensions closely match those found in the January 1963 Official Railway Equipment Register. The McHenry knuckle couplers (with coil springs) are truck-mounted at the correct height. The car weighs 1 ounce, which is correct per National Model Railroad Association RP-20.1. The hopper uses screw-mounted Athearn 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with correctly gauged scale 36" metal wheels.

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