HO Scale: Operator Series - Bethgon Coal Gondola - Conrail 'Oxide Red'


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SXT11135 507709 $ 21.99 Sold Out
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SXT11133 507440 $ 21.99 Sold Out
SXT11134 507449 $ 21.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - Bethgon Coal Gondola - Conrail 'Oxide Red'

Developed in the late 1980s by Bethlehem Steel Company (BXC), the Bethgon Coal Gondola has become one of the most common cars for hauling coal of all time. Several thousand Bethgons have been built with varying capacities and thousands more similar cars have been produced by other builders. Many continue in service today.

Prototype Specific Features:
  • Era: 1997 to present
  • G52X series 507401-508001, built 07-97 to 12-97
  • Body comprised of main body, separate end sheets for both the A and B car ends, and side bearing supports
  • Separately applied brake details including brake cylinder and arm, air reservoir, control valve, brake wheel, and brake wheel housing
  • Die-cast center sill and end frame floors with integral coupler box
  • ASF Motion Control 100-ton trucks
  • 36” machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
  • Detail kit available separately: includes metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses and more (SXT81625)

Two version of coal loads sold separately

All Operator Freight Cars Feature:
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Fully assembled
  • Simplified brake rigging
  • Simplified printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Body mounted semi-scale knuckle couplers
  • Accurately profiled .110″ wide wheel tread
  • Weighted to Industry standards
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Packaging safely stores model

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