MTH 30-75510, O Gauge, 4-Bay Hopper Car - Alaska - Car #14216

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Condition:
New
Shipping:
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Brand:
MTH
MPN:
30-75510
Color:
Multi-Color
Year:
2015
Features:
Painted
Gauge:
O Gauge
Recommended Age Range:
14+
Gender:
Boys & Girls
Grading:
C-10 Mint-Brand New
Country/Region of Manufacture:
China
State of Assembly:
Ready to Go/Pre-built
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4-Bay Hopper Car - Alaska

Car No. 14216

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Product Name: 4-Bay Hopper Car
Product Catalog: 2015 Volume 1
Product Line: RailKing
Product Item Number: 30-75510
O Scale
Delivery Status: Delivered Aug. 2015

Roadname: Alaska 


Features:
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Unit Measures:11 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/4
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this four-bay hopper was designed specifically for one cargo: bituminous coal. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of typical 70-ton freight trucks could carry. And its 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.)

The large four-bay car was ideal for delivery of bituminous coal to large industrial customers and railroads. In contrast, cleanerburning anthracite coal, shipped more commonly to small, local coal dealers who served the home heating market, often traveled in smaller two-bay hoppers.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.