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N Scale - N Scale Enthusiast - NSC_WB550183 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF 5748/5800 - Wonder Bread - Hostess - 550183

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N Scale - N Scale Enthusiast - NSC_WB550183 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF 5748/5800 - Wonder Bread - Hostess - 550183

N Scale - N Scale Enthusiast - NSC_WB550183 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF 5748/5800 - Wonder Bread - Hostess - 550183

Brand N Scale Enthusiast
Stock Number NSC_WB550183
Manufacturer Atlas
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5748/5800
Prototype Type Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF 5748/5800 (Details)
Road or Company Name Wonder Bread - Hostess (Details)
Reporting Marks NAHX
Road or Reporting Number 550183
Additional Markings/Slogan Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) Black/Red/Blue
Release Date 2008-07-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety ACF 5800
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

Model Information: This model was introduced by Atlas in July of 2008. It features: Nine full-width panel body with ten weld seams; Etched metal roof walks; Ten 20" hatches and Pneumatic outlets (5800 Plastics); Transverse mounted air reservoir; Continuous hatch and gravity outlets (5748 Grain); 100-Ton Roller Bearing Trucks.

The same body is used to represent both the ACF 5800 plastics hopper as well as the ACF 5748 Grain hopper.

Prototype History:
The 5800 cubic foot covered hopper was introduced in the early Seventies for transporting bulk plastic pellets and the 5748 is specialized for grain. Since 1972 ACF has built nearly 15,000 cars of this family. Most of these were acquired by private companies including leasing companies, chemical companies, oil companies, and plastics companies.

Both types evolved from the earlier 5701 which was used for transporting grain and bulk plastic pellets. The 5800 was specialized for plastics whereas the 5748, also evolved from the 5701, has somewhat different internals specialized for grain loading and unloading.

Road Name History:
Old HB, Inc., known as Hostess Brands from 2009 to 2013 and established in 1930 as Interstate Bakeries Corporation, was a wholesale baker and distributor of bakery products in the United States. Before its 2012 closure and liquidation, it owned the Hostess, Wonder Bread, Nature's Pride, Dolly Madison, Butternut Breads, and Drake's brands.

Brand/Importer Information:
The N Scale Enthusiast Society (previously known as The N Scale Collector) was established by Wick Brandon, as a sole proprietorship and was a stand alone company until Wick passed away in 2000. The company has been owned by Micro Trains Line since then.

Wick was the founder of TexNRails and he established NSE right after he sold the pioneering N Scale retailer to the Herz family, and the store moved to Florida. Wick and Lea moved their family from Texas to Bakersfield California, and the entire operation was run from his home in Bakersfield. George Johnsen, our current Chairman, came on board as Associate Editor starting with the third issue of our magazine, and the growth of the organization hasn’t stopped. Wick and George did the first convention in Medford in 1993, and added staff and advisors as the organization grew. Wick held the first auction for the NSE in 1995. Wick is tremendously missed.

The NSE occasionally contracts multiple manufacturers and aftermarket customizers to put together unique items for their special runs. When the item isn't just a 'Special Run' but more of a custom project, the Brand "N Scale Enthusiast" is applied to the item.

Item created by: Mopjunkie on 2020-03-29 18:13:59. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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