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Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern 70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers Set 2

Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern  70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers  Set 2


 
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Product Code: FT5007-2

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Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern 70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers Set 2
Great Northern 70 Ton 3 Bay Hopper Set 2 includes road numbers GN 70025 and GN 70078. The models have been equipped with our Full Throttle trucks with metal wheel sets and Hay Brothers loads.

Product info from William Dean Wright of Full Throttle:
Great Northern Railway was a colorful transcontinental Rail Line (1857-1970) which ran from Chicago northward along the USA/Canada border, serving both nations, and to Washington, Oregon and California on our West Coast. It's famous herald was of a mountain goat within a circle. It eventually merged with NP, CB&Q, and SP&S to form the Burlington Northern Railroad until 1996 when the BN merged with ATSF to become BNSF.Not long after the 50-ton, 2-bay hoppers were perfected, and with many improvements in railroad track, springs, trucks, and couplers along with ever more powerful steam locomotives, the want for a bigger, more economical hopper to haul the burgeoning coal industry's product led to the development of the 70-ton hopper. Many variations were tried between the early 1920s and to well after WWII, featuring a diverse number of ribs and panels of assorted sizes. FT has chosen the popular and common 9-panel type for a Z Scale version as it can be more easily adapted to the tiny lettering and data needed for this size. It's a 40-foot car, a swell size for Z, no bigger than the smallest of the steel boxcars!
Features
  • Scrap Loads From Hay Brothers Full Throttle Trucks
  • Knuckle Couplers
  • Steel Wheels

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