is proud to announce our fourth new body style in N scale since
July. A 2-bay hopper design with offset sides was first proposed
in the 1920s and first appeared in the form seen here in 1934.
The AAR adopted it as a standard design the following year. The
offset design permitted greater interior capacity than a rib side
car with the same outside dimensions. It was thought this more
than made up for the cars higher cost of construction. The
last new 2-bay offset side hoppers were built in 1960.
The new 2-Bay
Offset Side hopper features a die cast slope sheet-hopper bay-center
sill assembly; injection molded plastic sides, ends and hopper
doors; fully molded brake tank, valve and air lines; body mounted
brake hose detail; load; body mounted magnetically operating knuckle
couplers; and Fox Valley Models metal wheel. Each road name will
be available in multiple road numbers.