ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO Scale: Gunderson 5188cf Covered Hopper - Iowa Interstate
Designed from builder blueprints, the all-new Gunderson-GIMSA/Concarril 5188 Cubic Foot Covered Hopper features all of the detail you have come to expect from our Rivet Counter line. The model features four different body styles, two different hatch types, three different outlet gate options, and numerous factory-applied parts. These cars are common in unit grain trains as well as mixed manifest freights and can often be found alongside Trinity 5161cf Covered Hoppers.
Grain and grain products are one of the leading commodities hauled by railroads today. Typically carried in covered hoppers, designs have evolved over the years to increase the efficiency of handling this vital commodity. One of the more popular designs to emerge in recent years is the Gunderson-GIMSA/Concarril 5188cf Covered Hopper.
The Gunderson 5188cf is a large 3-bay hopper that measures 58’ over the coupler centers and is built to fit within the Plate C clearance diagram. These all-steel cars feature a capacity of 5,188 cubic feet and are equipped with trough-style loading hatches for efficient loading. The hatch covers can either be made of metal or non-metal materials depending upon customer specifications. Each of its three bays features a 30” x 30” outlet opening, which can be outfitted with a variety of outlet types depending upon customer requirements and/or commodities to be handled.
With the production of these cars starting in 2007, they have gone through several design changes including the quantity and width of panels used to construct the car sides, addition of two or four large horizontal ribs on the car sides, and placement and design of pulling loops.
- All-new model
- Up to 22 different road numbers
- Photo-etched stainless steel see through roofwalk with metal grab irons
- Photo-etched stainless steel see through end platforms
- Factory-applied ladders with metal rungs
- Factory-applied trainline pipe
- Finely-detailed brake linkage, triple valve, cylinder, and actuator
- Brake wheel, stand, and chain
- Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E lower shelf knuckle couplers
- ASF Ride Control trucks with finely rendered raised foundry data, rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
- 36” machined metal wheels
- Minimum radius: 18”
- Recommended radius: 22"
- Fully assembled
- Separately-applied metal grab irons
- Coupler cut levers
- Trainline hoses
- Intricate brake plumbing
- Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
- Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
- Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
- Weighted to Industry standards
- Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
- Packaging safely stores model
Road Specific Features:
- Paint scheme is representative of a Gunderson 5200cf capacity car
- From series 4000-4099
- Built 2012 in Mexico at Gunderson Concarril
- Version 5 carbody
- 10 intermediate panels, all the same width
- Roping eyes mounted on the stub sill near the stirrup steps
- Fiberglass Roof Hatches
- Miner AutoLok II Gravity Outlets