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N Scale - Hubert's - HN5513 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Gunderson 5200 - Upper Merion & Plymouth - 570204

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N Scale - Hubert


Brand Hubert's
Stock Number HN5513
Original Retail Price $21.95
Manufacturer Hubert's
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style E&C Boxcar Gunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Gunderson 5200 (Details)
Road or Company Name Upper Merion & Plymouth (Details)
Reporting Marks UMP
Road or Reporting Number 570204
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Gunderson Hi-Cube
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model was first created by E&C shops. The tooling was sold to the LBF Company and in turn when they went out of business in 2009, the model was passed on to Hubert's Model RR Mfg Group. They are available in both single and double door varieties.

Prototype History:
Built in the late sixties and early seventies, the Gunderson 5200 is a classic-looking boxcar with modern appeal and can still be seen around today (albeit usually not in the best of shape!). Constructed near the end of the internal post, double sheathed box car era, the straight sill and centered YSD 8ft doors lends itself to clean modern symmetry on a car with vintage aesthetics. These cars road on ASF 70 Ton Ride Control or Barber 70 Ton S-2 trucks. They were used by the BN, SP and SP&S.

Brand/Importer Information:
Hubert's Model Railroad Mfg Corp group was located in Roseburg, Oregon and then Cincinnati, Ohio. Frank Hubert purchased the toolings of the LBF company (a.k.a. USA Plastics), that itself succeeded to E&C Shops, both founded by Fred Becker. Hubert had been one of Becker's partners in LBF/USA Plastics. Later, when Hubert's operation folded by the end of 2007, the toolings were acquired by InterMountain.
Like its predecessors, Hubert's released every road name with 12 to 48 different road numbers, offering the cars in 6- or 12-packs.

Item created by: mbierbauer on 2020-02-15 13:04:42. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-24 22:16:30

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