HO Scale: Rivet Counter - Thrall 5750 Carbon Black Covered Hopper - Columbian Chemicals Co.

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - Thrall 5750 Carbon Black Covered Hopper - Columbian Chemicals Co.

History

A byproduct of the petrochemical refining industry, carbon black is a fine, powdery substance with a consistency sometimes described as being akin to soot. Deep black in color, one of its major consumers is the automotive industry, where it’s used as filler in tires, belts, and other rubber products. It also sees usage as a pigment in inks, paints, and plastic products, all of which make it a popular commodity with a variety of industries. Hauling it, however, can be a challenge thanks to its physical properties. Covered hoppers are typically used to handle carbon black, with designs dating back to the 1920s specifically for hauling it.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • From series CCX 820-858, built September-October 1977
  • White, yellow, and orange Columbian Chemicals logo
  • 22 roof hatches

Additional Features

  • Four (4) different road numbers
  • 10 column-style posts per side
  • Unique dual-slope roof with single-slope ends
  • Separate granuflator plumbing
  • Factory-applied sampling spigots
  • Separate end and roof vent piping
  • 22 or 28 roof hatches per prototype
  • Photo-etched metal outlet valve handles
  • Factory-applied end “I” beam posts
  • Photo-etched stainless-steel see-through running boards
  • Factory-applied ladders
  • Finely-detailed underbody brake detail
  • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • ASF Gould-cast 70-ton Ride Control Trucks with finely rendered raised foundry data, rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
  • 33” machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22″

All Rivet Counter Freight Cars Feature

  • Fully assembled
  • Factory-applied metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, and trainline hoses
  • Intricate brake plumbing
  • Photo-etched stainless-steel see-through end crossover platforms
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110″ wide wheel tread
  • Weighted to Industry standards for reliable operation
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Color matched to existing Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible



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