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N Scale - Model Power - 9999 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Louisiana Pacific Pabo Insulation - 99653

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N Scale - Model Power - 9999 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Louisiana Pacific Pabo Insulation - 99653 image used with permission by owner


N Scale - Model Power - 9999 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Louisiana Pacific Pabo Insulation - 99653 image used with permission by owner


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 9999
Brand Model Power
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF Centerflow
Prototype Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow (Details)
Road or Company Name Louisiana Pacific Pabo Insulation (Details)
Reporting Marks ACFX
Road or Reporting Number 99653
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Brown
Print Color(s) Brown
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Ready-to-Run No
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety ACF, Centerflow
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: This tooling is a Chinese made knockoff of the Roco 'Centerflow' hopper that was originally imported by Atlas. The Roco model can be distinguished by the presence of 'Austria' stamped into the underframe.

Prototype History: Contemporary 2-bay covered hoppers, like ACF's Centerflows, were 100-ton cars designed to haul dense loads, like cement. Their larger 3 and 4-bay brethren, while usually still having 100 ton capacities, were designed for lighter-density loads, like grain or flour. Their sizes had to do with the fact that a low-density product like grain will "cube out" the cubic capacity of a smaller 2-bay car way before you hit the cars' tonnage rating. Conversely, load a 3 or 4-bay covered hopper to its cubic maximum with a dense product like cement, and you'll wind up with a seriously overloaded car tonnage wise. In short, keep the smaller 2-bay cars for heavy commodities, and keep the larger cars for lighter loads like grains, sugar, flour, etc.

Brand/Importer Information: Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-24 11:36:25. Last edited by Jenna on 2018-03-07 15:27:16

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