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Athearn Ready To Roll ATH82027 HO FMC 4700 Covered Hopper Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern RCPE #11204 Gray Black & White Lettering Yellow Vertical Conspicuity Marks NIB RTR
Athearn Ready To Roll ATH82027 HO FMC 4700 Covered Hopper Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern RCPE #11204 Gray Black & White Lettering Yellow Vertical Conspicuity Marks NIB RTR


 
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Athearn Ready To Roll ATH82027 HO FMC 4700 Covered Hopper Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern RCPE #11204 Gray Black & White Lettering Yellow Vertical Conspicuity Marks NIB RTR
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  • Athearn Ready To Roll ATH82027 HO FMC 4700 Covered Hopper Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern RCPE #11204 Gray Black & White Lettering Yellow Vertical Conspicuity Marks NIB RTR

    MODEL FEATURES:

    Factory applied roof hatch, end details, ladders and wire grab irons
    Separately applied brake gear including brake wheel, brake wheel housing, brake lever, air reservoir, brake cylinder and triple valve
    See through etched metal roof walk and end platforms
    Two outlet grate variations
    100-ton trucks with 36” machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
    Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    Highly detailed, injection molded body
    Weighted for trouble free operation
    Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
    Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
    Minimum radius: 18"

    PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

    Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment; "Tattered and Torn" just like the real thing
    Faded base colors matched to the prototype
    Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
    Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

    PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

    FMC (Food Machinery Corp) had many divisions within it’s business. Between 1965 and 1985 FMC was the owner of the Gunderson metal works in Oregon USA. During that period it was known as the ‘Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC’ (MRED). FMC produced examples of these dry bulk covered hopper cars for more than a decade, between 1971 and 1981. This car was quite popular among grain hauling railroads of this period and many examples of this car are still present in today’s railroading.

    Specifications

    PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: FMC
    COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
    ERA: 1970s+
    Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
    Is Assembly Required: No

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