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N Scale - N Hobby Distributing - BST4-00528 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Louisiana Pacific - 99653

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N Scale - N Hobby Distributing - BST4-00528 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Louisiana Pacific - 99653


Brand N Hobby Distributing
Stock Number BST4-00528
Manufacturer Atlas Model Railroad
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS2 2893
Prototype Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow (Details)
Road or Company Name Louisiana Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks ACFX
Road or Reporting Number 99653
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Brown
Paint Scheme PABCO INSULATION DIVISION
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety PS 2
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



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: N Hobby Distributing (NHD) was based at 24 York Towne Drive, Englishtown, NJ 07726.

Manufacturer Information: 'Atlas Model Railroad' represents the New Jersey manufacturing facility for Atlas brand model railroad products. Atlas also imported European made models in their early years and those items will be noted as having manufacturers set appropriately. In the 1990s Atlas moved all their toolings to China.

Item created by: Mopjunkie on 2020-03-29 16:26:07. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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