While attending the St. Louis Prototype Modelers meet, ExactRail unveiled the all-new HO Scale Bethlehem 3737 Hopper! Purchased in quantity by the Missouri Pacific and Chicago and North Western railroads, the Bethlehem 3737 Hopper is a major constituent of the family of western coal hoppers from the1970 and forward. In short, this car is everywhere west!
This all-new model is the sister to the Bethlehem 3483 Hopper—which ExactRail previewed at the National Train Show in Atlanta, Georgia!
Details matter. There are no shortcuts.
Other than the wheels and couplers, there is no shared tooling or components between ExactRail’s 3737 and 3483 models whatsoever! We have spared no expense to ensure the details of these prototypes are accurately rendered. For the first time ever, you can purchase highly authentic models of the major fleets of modern steel coal cars for the Rio Grande, Great Northern, Burlington, Burlington Northern, Chicago and North Western and Missouri Pacific and subsidiary roads.
The Bethlehem 3737 Hopper will feature accurate details from top to bottom; these include: Wine single door locks, slack adjuster and guard between the hopper bays, vertically mounted brake-cylinder lever, floor mounted air reservoir, accurate top and corner gusset details—which differ between the Bethlehem 3737 and 3483, and much more.
Please watch for a future blog where we give details on the nuanced differences of the paint schemes between Missouri Pacific’s subsidiary road and detail what we have done to accurately capture these differences!
Please watch the Announcement’s Tab on ExactRail’s homepage for more details on the Bethlehem 3737 Hopper. They will be made available as we get closer to a release!
Blaine Hadfield Vice President, Product ExactRail
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