A few weeks ago, the ScaleTrains.com announced that it will expand its n-scale offerings and release two new body styles for its first two freight cars: the Rivet Counter Thrall 5750cf Carbon Black Covered Hopper and the Rivet Counter Thrall 4727cf Carbon Black Covered Hopper.
Up until this announcement, Tennessee-based company offered n-scale train enthusiasts and modelers one engine (Union Pacific GTEL 8500 Horsepower "Big Blow" Turbine) and an assortment of 53 foot containers.
ScaleTrains.com is the first major n-scale model train manufacturer to offer plastic models of these covered hopper cars.
Both hopper prototypes carry the same material, carbon black (a soot-like substance used heavily in the auto industry as filler in tires, belts and other rubber products), but were popular at different times.
Paint Schemes & Road Numbers
The Rivet Counter Thrall 5750cf Carbon Black Covered Hopper (late 1970s to present) will come in "faded black" with four different road names each with four different road numbers. Road names include: Sid Richardson (SRCX), Cabot (CABX), WITCO (WITX) and Columbian Chemicals (CCX) for $31.99 each.
The Rivet Counter Thrall 4727cf Carbon Black Covered Hopper (1990s to present) will come in "faded black" and with four different road names each with four different road numbers. Road names include: Columbian Chemicals (CCX), Degussa (DCBX), Orion (ECQX) and Sid Richardson (SRCX) for $31.99 each.
These products have lots of detail and features, which ScaleTrains.com lists in detail on its website. Key among them are the metal wheels and body-mounted semi-scale plastic Type E knuckle couplers.
We appreciate the prototype information ScaleTrains.com provides on these and other models. Thank you.
ScaleTrains.com expects to deliver these cars by November 2017.
Here's a link to the ScaleTrains.com website.