USRA 30'6" 2-Bay Panel-Side Hopper w/Load - Ready to Run - Grand Trunk Western
item Number: 188-62121
Bluford Shops USRA 30'6" 2-Bay Panel-Side Hoppers first appeared in the 1930's as some early 2-bay hoppers came due for heavy maintenance. A predecessor of Standard Railway Equipment introduced replacement side panels that were bulged outward between the ribs for the purpose of increasing the interior capacity of the cars. A number of railroads adopted these panels, or those from competing suppliers, for a portion of their 30'6} 2-Bay Hopper fleets. These N Scale panel hoppers feature die-cast slope sheet-hopper bay-center sill assembly; injection molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; fully molded brake tank, valve and air lines; body mounted brake hose detail; realistic coal loads; lever-style hand brake; body mounted magnetically operating knuckle couplers; close coupling; and Fox Valley Models metal wheels.