HO Scale: Thrall 4727 Carbon Black Covered Hopper - Transportation Company of America


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT30347 96131 $ 39.99 Sold Out
SXT30348 96136 $ 39.99 Sold Out
SXT30349 96146 $ 39.99 Sold Out
SXT30350 96147 $ 39.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Thrall 4727 Carbon Black Covered Hopper - Transportation Company of America 'TCMX'


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 challenging thanks to its physical properties. Covered hoppers are typically used to handle carbon black, with unique designs dating back to the 1920s. 

Road Number Specific Details

TCMX 96131 and 96146

  • From series TCMX 96101-96150, Thrall Car Job 904, built December 1995 – February 1996
  • 22 roof hatches

TCMX 96136 and 96147

  • From series TCMX 96101-96365, Thrall Car Job 904, built December 1995 – February 1996
  • FRA-224 reflective stripes
  • 22 roof hatches
Additional Features

  • All-new model
  • Four (4) different road numbers
  • Separately-applied sampling spigot
  • Separate rooftop vent “snorkel” pipe
  • Per prototype: 22 or 28 roof hatches
  • Finely detailed end posts and bracing
  • Photoetched stainless steel running boards and end platforms
  • Separately-applied end ladders
  • Finely-detailed underbody brake detail
  • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • All-new Barber S-2 70-ton Trucks with 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
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
  • Separately-applied metal grab irons
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline hoses
  • Intricate brake plumbing
  • Weighted to Industry standards
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
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