American Limited Models ~ HO Scale ~ Trinity CMEX 2 Bay Hopper 140327 ~ 2047

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American Limited ~ HO Scale ~ Trinity CMEX 2 Bay Hopper 140327 ~ 2047


The 2-bay Trinity Rail 3281 Through-center sill covered hopper car is optimized to transport cement, sand, or other high-density products. Features three round 30? hatches and gravity outlet gates. These covered hopper first entered service in the late-1990s. Demand for these cars exploded when fracking became commonplace in North America. Now, a common site on freight trains, many railroads and leasing companies employ large fleets of these cars.


• Two body styles: Three Loading Hatch Five Loading Hatch

• Round hatches • Photo-etched metal roofwalk

• Separately applied wire grab irons and stirrup steps

• Numerous detailed outlet versions

• Separate brake cylinder, valve and air reservoir with wire brake plumbing

• Multiple roadnumbers

• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box

• Accurately painted and printed

• Highly detailed, injection molded body

• Separately applied brake wheel

• Screw mounted trucks

• Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers

• Weighted for trouble free operation

• 100-ton trucks with 36” machined metal wheels and animated spinning roller bearing caps