MTH Premier 34′ Composite Wood-sided Hopper – Chicago Burlington & Quincy

$69.99$399.99

M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains

  • Road Name: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
  • Road Numbers: 194188, 194212, 194278, 194323, 194368, 194997
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Estimated Release: 3rd Quarter of 2024
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Description

  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

A composite hopper railroad car is a type of freight car used in the transportation of bulk materials such as coal, grain, or aggregates. The term “composite” refers to the construction of the car, which typically combines different materials to optimize its weight, strength, and durability.

Composite hopper cars are designed with a large open-top compartment known as a hopper, which allows for easy loading and unloading of bulk materials. The hopper is usually equipped with one or more bottom discharge gates or chutes that can be opened to release the cargo at the desired destination.

The construction of a composite hopper car involves using a combination of materials such as steel, aluminum, and composite materials like fiberglass or carbon fiber. These materials are selected to provide the necessary strength and structural integrity while minimizing the weight of the car. By reducing the car’s weight, composite materials can help increase its payload capacity, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce wear on the tracks.

FEATURES

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 9 1/2” x 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

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