Rapido HO-Scale MSGX Enterprise Covered Hopper (Six Pack) - Pre-order
Rapido #149004 Assorted Road Numbers
Covered hoppers started to become a major car style just prior to WWII and are one of the dominant car types on the railroads today. Early development of covered hoppers tended to center around two-bay cars, with few mass-produced cars until the 1950s. During the early development of covered hoppers, the New York Central built several different groups of “Enterprise” covered hoppers both for its own use and for its subsidiaries. The first groups were built immediately before World War II in 1939 and 1940. These cars proved quite successful, and in 1948 the NYC built another group of cars under Lot (the NYC’s classification system) number 747-H. The post-war cars were slightly larger than their predecessors with a 2000 cubic foot capacity. They utilized Standard Railway Equipment’s steel roof panels which had four offset roof hatches on each side versus the five hatches per side on the pre-war cars. An unknown number of these cars were fitted with smaller, circular hatches for flour and sugar loading.
A total of 750 cars were built in Lot 747-H. They proved so successful that additional cars followed in Lots 783, 784 and 785. The later series differed in using diagonal panel roofs but were otherwise identical to the Lot 747 cars.
MSGX cars were stenciled "WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO NYC RR YONKERS NY", so
they were returned to the plant on the mainline in the Electric
Division. They were former NYC cars.
• Designed from original blueprints and field measurements
• Both NYC and MSGX versions available
• Fully detailed body and underframe
• Rapido semi-scale metal couplers
• Free-rolling trucks with turned metal wheels
• Accurate paint and decoration
• Multiple road numbers per scheme
These cars come in multiple road numbers.
MSRP $329.70 NYCSHS Members' Price $280.25 and that is 15% off MSRP!
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