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N Scale - Bachmann - 19153 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical - Saskatchewan Grain Car - 397387

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N Scale - Bachmann - 19153 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical - Saskatchewan Grain Car - 397387


Stock Number 19153
Original Retail Price $25.00
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Covered Hopper Cylindrical
Prototype Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical (Details)
Road or Company Name Saskatchewan Grain Car (Details)
Reporting Marks SKNX
Road or Reporting Number 397387
Paint Color(s) Red and Brown
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety Cylindrical
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978
Scale 1/160


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Prototype History:
ACF introduced their roundish cylindrical hoppers in the early 1960s. The cars differed greatly from the ribbed sided hoppers of the era. They have been made in 3-bay and 6-bay variations. These cylindrical hoppers were superseded on ACF’s production line by the Centerflow in 1964, a revolutionary design that influenced later covered hopper types. In the late 60s or early 70s Canada came out with 4-bay covered hoppers that appear to be derived from ACF’s pre-Centerflow cylindrical hoppers. These cars were used by CN, CP and various smaller Canadian shippers. There is some question as to why the Canadian builder based their design off the older cylindrical and not ACF’s newer Centerflow. It was likely a patent issue and copying it could have triggered legal action against the Canadian builders. There are also certain structural design differences between the cylindrical and centerflow cars and perhaps the decision to copy the cylindrical was based on the greater volume capacity of the cylindrical design.

Road Name History:
The Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (SGCC) is a provincial Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for the management of the Government of Saskatchewan's fleet of railway hopper cars.

The Corporation leases hopper cars for movement of western grain in the Grain Handling and Transportation System.

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-11-06 12:20:46. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-10 18:41:04

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