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MTH and the Bergen County Model Rail Road Club have announced the release of a 2nd run of these limited edition 6-car sets. The 6-car set is scheduled for arrival in late 4Q 2021 or early 1Q 2022.

In order to have the 2nd run made, we, the BCMRRC will need to sell 32 6-Car sets. A fully refundable $250.00 deposit is required. If you are interested in the set please email us at

Here are the details of the announcement as well as the link

June 15, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive and uncataloged Premier O Scale 6-Car Fish Belly Hopper set in Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority livery for the Bergen County Model Railroad Club. Available in limited quantities, the six-car set features individually numbered cars.

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 the 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.

These sets are only available directly from Bergen County Model Railroad Club on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

Item No. 20-92278 Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority 6-Car 2-Bay Fish Belly Hopper Car Set
Early Order Price: $379.99 (Plus Shipping). $250.00 Deposit Required


  • 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


Bergen County Model Railroad Club
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