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Athearn - Item No. ATH-1685
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HO ACF 2970 Covered Hopper, DRGW #15996/15997/15999 (3)

$124.99
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Photo-etched metal roof walk

Detailed outlets

Factory applied wire grab irons and stirrup steps

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Photo-etched metal roof walk
  • Detailed outlets
  • Round or trough hatches
  • Separately applied brake gear including brake wheel, brake cylinder, valve and air reservoir with wire brake plumbing
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Factory applied wire grab irons, stirrup steps
  • Precision machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Screw mounted truck
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The 2-bay covered hopper first entered service in the 1950s. The cars handle loads such as cement, sand and similar denser bulk commodities. In the 1960s, American Car and Foundry introduced the Centerflow design. The car’s rounded body provided structural strength without the added weight of bracing, as well as making gravity unloading easier. This 2-bay car came in a 2,970-cubic foot capacity.

Product Specs

Manufacturer #
660132933807
Full Road Name
Denver & Rio Grande
Scale
HO
Minimum Radius
18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark
DRGW
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1941-1970
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Axles
4
Lighted
No
Sound
No