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ScaleTrains HO Scale 30298 Rivet 4727 Carbon Black Covered Hopper DeGussa, DCBX 2089

A byproduct of the petrochemical refining industry, carbon black is a fine, powdery substance with a consistency sometimes described as being akin to soot. Deep black in color, one of its major consumers is the automotive industry, where it’s used as filler in tires, belts, and other rubber products. It also sees usage as a pigment in inks, paints, and plastic products, all of which make it a popular commodity with a variety of industries. Hauling it, however, can be challenging thanks to its physical properties. Covered hoppers are typically used to handle carbon black, with unique designs dating back to the 1920s.

Found throughout North America, these unique freight cars are commonly found in large groups near major carbon black producers or users. They can also be seen singularly or in small blocks of cars in mixed freight trains. Both prototypes were painstakingly researched from field documentation, photographs, reference books, and builder drawings.

In 1992, Thrall introduced the 4727 cubic foot carbon black covered hopper. In contrast with the boxy 5750cf design, this newer design more closely resembles traditional covered hoppers. Similar in appearance to “high-hip” grain hoppers, these cars featured three bays, external posts, and “open” ends with visible slope sheets. Common with their larger 5750cf cousins, these 70-ton cars feature “butterfly” outlets, multiple round loading hatches on the car roof (22 or 28 depending upon customer specifications), and sampling spigots mounted into small indents in the car sides. Many of these cars are still in service today.

In 1992, Thrall introduced the 4727 cubic foot carbon black covered hopper. In contrast with the boxy 5750 cubic foot design, this newer design more closely resembles traditional covered hoppers. Similar in appearance to “high-hip” grain hoppers, these cars featured three bays, external posts, and “open” ends with visible slope sheets. Common with their larger 5750cf cousins, these 70-ton cars feature “butterfly” outlets, multiple round loading hatches on the car roof (22 or 28 depending upon customer specifications), and sampling spigots mounted into small indents in the car sides. Carbon Black Covered Hoppers can be seen throughout North America are commonly found in large groups near major carbon black producers or users. They can also be seen singularly or in small blocks of cars in mixed freight trains.

FEATURES:

  • From series DCBX 2001-2100, Thrall Car Job 903, built June-July 1996
  • 28 roof hatches
  • With added FRA-224 reflective stripes
  • All-new modelFour (4) different road numbers
  • Separately-applied sampling spigot
  • Separate rooftop vent “snorkel” pipe
  • Per prototype: 22 or 28 roof hatches
  • Finely detailed end posts and bracing
  • Photo-etched stainless steel running boards and end platforms
  • Separately-applied end ladders
  • Finely-detailed underbody brake detail
  • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • All-new Barber S-2 70-ton Trucks with rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
  • 33” machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 18”Recommended radius: 22"
  • Fully assembled
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
  • Separately-applied metal grab irons
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline hosesIntricate brake plumbing
  • Weighted to Industry standards
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • From series DCBX 2001-2100, Thrall Car Job 903, built June-July 1996
  • 28 roof hatches
  • With added FRA-224 reflective stripes
  • All-new modelFour (4) different road numbers
  • Separately-applied sampling spigot
  • Separate rooftop vent “snorkel” pipe
  • Per prototype: 22 or 28 roof hatches
  • Finely detailed end posts and bracing
  • Photo-etched stainless steel running boards and end platforms
  • Separately-applied end ladders
  • Finely-detailed underbody brake detail
  • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • All-new Barber S-2 70-ton Trucks with rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
  • 33” machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 18”Recommended radius: 22"
  • Fully assembled
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
  • Separately-applied metal grab irons
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline hosesIntricate brake plumbing
  • Weighted to Industry standards
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model