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Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern 70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers Set 1

Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern  70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers  Set 1


 
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Product Code: FT5007-1

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Z scale Full Throttle Great Northern 70-Ton 3-Bay Hoppers Set 1
Great Northern 70 Ton 3 Bay Hopper Set 1 includes road numbers GN 70003 and GN 70046 . 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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