HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GATC 4180cf Airslide® Covered Hopper - BNSF 'Buffer Service'

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SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT31995 808005 $ 41.99 1 In Stock
SXT31996 808257 $ 41.99 1 In Stock
SXT31997 808268 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31998 808921 $ 41.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GATC 4180cf Airslide® Covered Hopper - BNSF 'Buffer Service'

The Rivet Counter series Airslide 4180 Covered Hopper exemplifies railroad, road number, and era specific details. Features include four body styles, two different walkways, two types of outlet gates, and much more. The Airslide 4180 was first manufactured in the 1960s and some continue in service today.

BNSF 'Buffer Service' Features:
  • Era: early 2000s to present
  • Series 80800-808959 (likely broken series), built 10/70 to 4/85
  • Lettered for buffer car service
  • Gravity outlet gates
  • Paint matches Tru-Color Paint color: TCP-093 Oxide Red
Road Number 808005
  • Apex walkways and coupler platforms
  • No BNSF logo
Road Number 808257
  • Apex walkways and coupler platforms
  • Faded BNSF logo in upper right corner
Road numbers 808268 and 808921
  • Morton walkways and coupler platforms
  • Faded BNSF logo in third panel from right
Phase HC
  • 4” square column style side posts
  • Half-height ladder grab irons at the side corners
  • Square tube-style horizontal end braces
  • Low-mounted hand brake
  • Body mounted brakes
  • Roping eyes integral to the bolster plates
Additional Features

  • Correct phase details
  • Phase TZL
  • Hat-section side posts
  • Half-height ladder grab irons at the side corners
  • Z-section horizontal end braces
  • Low-mounted hand brake
  • Body mounted brakes
  • Roping eyes integral to the bolster plates
  • Phase TZC
  • 4” square column style side posts except at the bolsters
  • Hat-section posts at the bolsters
  • Half-height ladder grab irons at the side corners
  • Z-section horizontal end braces
  • Low-mounted hand brake
  • Body mounted brakes
  • Roping eyes integral to the bolster plates
  • Phase HZ
  • 4” square column style side posts
  • Half-height ladder grab irons at the side corners
  • Z-section horizontal end braces
  • Low-mounted hand brake
  • Body mounted brakes
  • Roping eyes integral to the bolster plates
  • Phase HC
  • 4” square column style side posts
  • Half-height ladder grab irons at the side corners
  • Square tube-style horizontal end braces
  • Low-mounted hand brake
  • Body mounted brakes
  • Roping eyes integral to the bolster plates
  • Apex (slotted) or Morton (round-hole) walkway and end crossover platforms
  • Photo-etched stainless-steel see-through walkway with metal grab irons
  • Gravity or gravity-pneumatic outlet gates
  • Complete underbody brake systems including wireform brake plumbing and brake rods with separately applied air reservoir, control valve, retainer valve details and brake levers
  • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale standard Type E couplers
  • Highly-detailed Barber S-2 100-ton trucks with finely rendered raised foundry data, rotating bearing caps, side bearing detail, and truck-mounted brake beams
  • 36” machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
All Rivet Counter Freight Cars Feature:
  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • 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
  • Color matched to existing Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Accurately profiled .110″ wheels
  • Weighted to Industry standards for reliable operation
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model



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