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2-Bay Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers

Bluford Shops is proud to announce another all new body style for your N scale freight car fleet. These 2-Bay Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers have never been available before in N scale. These ready-to-run cars feature: 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; close coupling; and Fox Valley Models metal wheels.

The story of these 2-Bay Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers begins in 1942 when the War Production Board directed car builders to substitute wood for steel wherever possible in car superstructures. The familiar 2-bay “war emergency” composite hopper was a result of this directive. Those cars had wooden side sheets and end slope sheets (although the middle slope sheets remained steel.) This saved a bit over two and a half tons of steel needed elsewhere for the war effort. Unfortunately, the wood boards were considerably thicker than steel sheet which effectively lowered the cubic capacity of the car. While you could build ten composite hoppers with the steel of nine all-steel hoppers, the lower capacity of the composite cars meant you needed more composite cars to carry the same load. During 1944, the directive was set aside and cars that were on order were delivered with the familiar diagonal bracing but with all steel construction. After the war, as composite cars came due for serious maintenance, the wood side and slope sheets were replaced with steel. A large majority of the composite cars were rebuilt in this manner sometime during the 1950s.


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$24.95

BLU-64000

Baltimore & Ohio
Single Car
$24.95 BLU-64011
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64012
3 Pack

$74.85

BLU-64013
Clinchfield
Single Car
$24.95 BLU-64021
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64022
3 Pack

$74.85

BLU64023
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Single Car
$24.95 BLU-64031
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64032
3 Pack

$74.85

BLU-64033
Southern post-1969
Single Car
$24.95 $19.96 BLU-64041
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64042
3 Pack

$74.85

BLU-64043
Wabash
Single Car
$24.95 BLU-64051
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64052
3 Pack

$74.85

BLU-64053
Atlantic Coast Line
Single Car
$24.95 $19.96 BLU-64061
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64062
Central of Georgia
Single Car
$24.95 $19.96 BLU-64071
2 Pack
$49.90

BLU-64072
Chesapeake & Ohio
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64080
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64081
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64084
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64085
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64087
54349
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64088
Illinois Central
73324
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64090
73552
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64091
73186
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64094
73403
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64095
73010
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64097
73279
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64098
Louisville & Nashville
71173
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64100
71205
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64101
71162
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64104
71159
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64105
71224
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64107
71196
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64108
Nickel Plate Road
31435
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64110
31719
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64111
30803
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64114
31661
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64115
30927
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64117
31074
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64118
Pennsylvania
221323
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64120
221070
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64121
220945
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64124
221208
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64125
220987
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64127
220862
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64128
Central of Georgia
21725
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64130
21703
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64131
21717
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64134
21734
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64135
21749
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64137
21728
$27.95 $22.36 BLU-64138
Southern permanently coupled pair
102937
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64140
102691
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64141
102803
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64144
102265
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64145
102549
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64147
102780
$55.90 $44.72 BLU-64148



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