HO PS-2 2600 Covered Hopper, B&O #600421

Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Flush or overhanging roof per prototype
  • Highly detailed end cages and etched end platforms
  • Body-mounted, McHenry® scale double-shelf knuckle couplers
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly detailed, injection-molded body
  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The PS-2 2600 cu ft covered hopper first entered service in the 1960s. The car was popular for cement and sand service and could still be found in use well into the 2000s. The most common service was cement and sand. Occasionally used as buffer cars in instances where a bulk load was not protected by a bulkhead, for example an unprotected lumber load on flat car would require a buffer car between the load and the caboose or locomotive.

Specifications

COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No