Z Scale Full Throttle Zagnut 51' Cylindrical Hopper Set
Road numbers SHPX 18352 and SHPX 18355. In the 1930's the D. L. Clark Co. confectionery, famous for their very popular "CLARK BAR," introduced the off-beat candy bar named "ZAGNUT." Composed of a cocoa imbued peanut brittle center, covered with toasted coconut, it gave the mouth a "fuzzy" sensation when chewed! Unique in having no melt-able chocolate involved, the candy bar, now produced by the Hershey Co., has had a resurgence with U.S. troops in arid climates like Iraq and Afghanistan! At home it has a very niche market.
Continuing our "Candy" Series, in homage to the old TYCO "Brown Box" models,
Full Throttle presents a 1960's era Cylindrical hopper honoring this venerable sweet treat!
These models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted to a slight sheen and equipped with the new Bowser Roller Bearing trucks featuring super-gliding blackened metal wheels, and knuckle couplers.
Prototype information from the manufacturer:
ACF Center Flow Cylindricals. Due to many early mergers of railroad companies, ACF industries represented in most state of the Northern US , east of the Mississippi River. They are responsible for many innovative freight and passenger cars using modern on modern railroads. After WWII, USA railroads were increasingly called upon to haul new and unique, or modern products if you will over long distances. American Car & Foundry (ACF) designed a center flow tank type called the center flow covered hopper car. This was a freight car for the future, ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt fertilizers, many different grains, coke, starch feeds, chemicals and plastics.