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N Scale - Con-Cor - CCSR 013 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay Steel - Texas & New Orleans - 4782

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N Scale - Con-Cor - CCSR 013 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay Steel - Texas & New Orleans - 4782 Image Courtesy of

Production Type Special Run
Stock Number CCSR 013
Original Retail Price $7.00
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Open Hopper 3-Bay 40 Foot Offset Side
Prototype Vehicle Open Hopper, 3-Bay Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Texas & New Orleans (Details)
Reporting Marks T&NO
Road or Reporting Number 4782
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1982-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety 40 Foot Steel Offset Side
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160

Model Information: This is an early Con-Cor body style. It was produced in Con-Cor's Chicago facility. It models a generic "steel" offset-side hopper, clearly demonstrating rivets.

Prototype History:
The 1960s brought about a growth in car size (and capacity). Railroads that transported coal moved away from the older 2-bay 55-ton USRA standard to newer 90- and 100-ton three bay hoppers. These cars were effective and long-lived. Many railroads swapped out the trucks on these cars to increase the capacity to 100 tons. Many companies produced these, including Pullman, Bethlehem, Evans, Greenville, Trinity and Ortner. The offset side variant of these hoppers carried a little more capacity than their rib-sided cousins.

Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-09 21:43:21. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-07-22 20:22:14

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