Milwaukee Racine & Troy Buffer Service Covered Hopper Kit - Limited Edition

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An exclusive HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy three-bay covered hopper kit stenciled for buffer service from Accurail.  Limited quantities available.

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Estimated ship date is 03/07/2024.

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A Milwaukee, Racine & Troy three-bay covered hopper stenciled for buffer service is the latest HO scale kit available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store. The contemporary car (era: 2015+) is inspired by prototype covered hoppers commonly found on unit ethanol and crude oil trains. 


The Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper, produced in the United States of America by Accurail, features an injection-molded plastic body with molded longitudinal running boards. Modeler-installed parts on the body include a one-piece hatch cover, latitudinal running boards, end cages, brake wheel, chain fulcrum, crossover platforms, slope sheets, and slope sheet ends.  


The underbody is a separate casting with freestanding center sill sections, outlet gates, bolster plates, and draft-gear box covers. Brake details include the air reservoir, triple valve, and brake cylinder/lever.  


In addition, the kit includes roller-bearing trucks, Delrin engineering plastic wheelsets, and Accumate knuckle couplers with modeler installed-trip pins. A steel weight and two-sided instruction sheet are also included with the kit. 


Milwaukee, Racine & Troy No. 98050 is painted gray with black graphics, a three-panel consolidated stencil, and yellow FRA-224 stripes. The “Buffer Service Hatch Covers and Outlet Gates Welded” is in a rough stencil font, similar to what’s on the prototype.


The limited-edition model is offered in one road number.


Order today to add this covered hopper to your modern-era layout. 

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