BOWSER #55109: HO Scale 45' 100-Ton H-43 3-Bay Hopper Kit - Santa Fe ATSF #178934
NOTE: Different Road Number May Be Shown In Picture.
Designed in 1960 by the N&W as the H-11 class which is an enlarged PRR H-39 70-ton hopper. In 1964, the size was increased to 12' 3" high, cubic feet increased to 3433 and weight capacity increased to 90-100 tons. Over 130,000 have been built. Three distinctive characteristics highlight this class of hopper: roping eye with integral end buffers, end slope sheets that are at a steeper angle than the hopper sheets, and 13 riveted side posts with the middle two panels wider than the rest. Other features include wine door locks and full-height side ladder stiles.
Bowser kits feature plastic molded bodies, under-frames, brake platforms, brake wheels, coal loads (where appropriate), free-rolling trucks, nonmagnetic wheels, x2f couplers. Other features include authentic painting and printing, and coupler pockets that accept Kadee #5 couplers.
CONDITION: New In Original Bowser / Stewart Factory Sealed Kit Box.
QUANTITY IN STOCK: Three (3) Currently Available.