EXACTRAIL IS PLEASED TO INTRODUCE THE RE-TOOLED JOHNSTOWN AMERICA AUTOFLOOD II HOPPER!
As 100-ton hoppers approached retirement in the 1970 and 1980's, railroads begged car builders to lighten cars so to improve tare weight and fuel economy. Johnstown America answered this call by producing the aluminum AutoFlood II coal hopper. Johnstown America provided an aerodynamic design with a lower center of gravity and the all-new MegoFlo™ automatic discharge system. The result is a car that is a sleek, smooth-sided hopper with extreme, contemporary presence.
ExactRail has tooled new coal loads for the Johnstown America AutoFlood II Hopper! Their intention was to create the most accurate flood-type coal loads for a modern hopper. The all-new AutoFlood II Coal Load has accurate loaf contours and a prototypic offset. The effect of the new load is visual appeal that transcends the load itself. These cars look fantastic, and are included with each AutoFlood model!
Re-tooled the end cages of the AutoFlood II
In addition to the new coal load, ExactRail has re-tooled the end cages of the AutoFlood II for a more accurate, better rendition of the Prototype. These improvements consist of the addition of a vertical support on A-end and the U-channel reinforcement on the underside of the slope sheet.
The ExactRail AutoFlood II Hopper Features:
- Precision Micro-Tooled!
- Designed, engineered and tooling in the United States!
- ExactRail’s equalized 100 ton ASF Ride Control Trucks
- Machined metal wheel sets and axles
- Kadee ® “scale” couplers
- Narrow-style draft box, featuring:
- Shank wedges
- Striker castings
- Full nut and bolt detail
- Numerous hand-applied details, including:
- Bell crank
- Brake appliances
- Accurate Morton style, etched metal roof walk
- Exceptionally accurate printing and true-to-life colors!