Re: New HO scale USRA hopper?
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--- In STMFC@..., "Eric Hansmann" <eric@...> wrote:
I just noted this on the July 23 release bulletin at the Model Railroader website:
United States Railroad Administration 55-ton steel twin hopper. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago
and St. Louis ("Big Four," New York Central herald); Chesapeake & Ohio; Clinchfield; New York
Central; and Pennsylvania. Also offered in non-prototypical paint schemes: Baltimore & Ohio;
Central RR of Pennsylvania; Chicago & North Western; Denver & Rio Grande Western; Erie RR;
Lehigh & New England; Milwaukee Road; Norfolk & Western; Pittsburgh & West Virginia; Union
Pacific; and Western Maryland. Metal wheelsets and magnetic knuckle couplers. Individual cars,
$29.95; six-pack, $169.95 (two differently numbered packs available). Ready-to-run. M.T.H.
The MR link is:
Nothing noted on the M.T.H. Electric Trains website.
I see an interesting special line in this text, which must be from the press release, "Also
offered in non-prototypical paint schemes:". Odd that they include the B&O on that list, unless
the B&O paint and lettering used on the M.T.H. models does not follow what the B&O used on
their USRA hoppers.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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