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Uncataloged Premier O Scale SIRTOA Fish Belly Hopper Car Set Now Arriving

January 28, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains is shipping in early February an exclusive and uncataloged Premier O Scale 6-Car Fish Belly Hopper set in Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority livery for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer E-Z Catch Train Shop of Staten Island, New York. Available in limited quantities, the six-car set features individually numbered cars.

Item No. 20-92278 Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority 6-Car 2-Bay Fish Belly Hopper Car Set
Sale Price: $359.99 (plus freight)

About the Fish Belly Hopper

Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this two-bay hopper was designed specifically for one cargo: anthracite coal on railroads of the eastern seaboard. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of typical 50-ton freight trucks could carry. And its "fishbelly" slope sheets — the angled floors at either end of the car — were set at precisely the angle at which coal would flow easily from its bottom doors. (Covered grain hoppers, for example, require much steeper slope sheets.)

The two-bay car was ideal for delivery of clean-burning anthracite to coal dealers who served the home heating market. In contrast, dirtier-burning bituminous coal, used more commonly by large industrial customers, often traveled in bigger three- and four-bay hoppers.

FEATURES

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads

ORDER DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL OR PHONE FROM:

E-Z Catch Train Shop
5 Tysen Street
Staten Island, New York 10301
718-727-7373 - Ask for Pat

www.e-zcatch.com
e-zcatch@verizon.net

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale 36’ Woodsided Reefer Car in four select liveries in 2022. Each of these unique schemes will be available in limited production quantities and will begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in May 2022.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the RailKing O Gauge 50’ Double Door Plugged Boxcars in four select liveries in 2022. Each of these unique schemes will be available in limited production quantities and will begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in April 2022.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.




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