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O 2-Bay Fish Belly Hopper Akron Canton & Youngstown

SKU: MTH2097396 Category:
Scale: 1/48In Stock: No
MSRP: $69.95Minimum Quantity: 1
 

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Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like
boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this two-bay hopper was designed
specifically for one cargo: anthracite coal on railroads of the eastern
seaboard. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of
typical 50-ton freight trucks could carry. And its
“fishbelly” 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 two-bay car was ideal for delivery of clean-burning anthracite to
coal dealers who served the home heating market. In contrast,
dirtier-burning bituminous coal, used more commonly by large industrial
customers, often traveled in bigger three- and four-bay hoppers.

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any
manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives.
Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit
train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of
car types and paint schemes.

Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it
even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist. Many of
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  • Intricately
    Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Unit Measures: 9 1/2” x 2 1/2” x
    3”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves