American Z-Line 300-3949 ACF 3Bay Hopr SSW (4)
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Hoppers with 2, 3 or 4 bays are used for different purposes: 2 bay hoppers are used for the most dense loads (such as sand), while 4 bay hoppers are more suited to lighter loads. This is due to axle load limits, for example dry cement is very heavy in bulk quantities and a 4-bay hopper of sand would be very likely to exceed these limits while also having problems with increased strain upon the central span. By trading off cubic capacity 2 bay hoppers are able to transport these heavy loads. As technology has advanced, some of the heavier loads formerly assigned to 2-bay hoppers have been assigned to larger, more efficient 3-bay hoppers.
American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock. Today ACF is known as ACF Industries LLC and is based in St. Charles, Missouri.
Its key features are:
Intricate etched details
Fine pad printing
AZL’s roller bearing trucks with blackened metal wheels
AZL AutoLatch™ couplers
St Louis-Southwestern/Cotton Belt SSW
Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)
Manufacturer: American Z-Line
Model Number: 903101
Scale/Era: Z Scale
Model Type: Freight Cars
The Trainz SKU for this item is P11954878.
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