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HK-41 - BCRAIL Hawker Siddley 52' 8" Wheel Transporter


Hawker Siddley BCRAIL Wheelcar. Numbers: (990336, 990339, 990340)

This is a resin kit (trucks, couplers, decals and weights not included). It is based on a Marine Industries Ltd car but built by Hawker Siddley. These cars were operated by the BCRAIL and used for transporting rolling stock wheels. Parts include a one piece body with metal and 3D printed detail parts.

Introduced in the early 1970's, bulkhead flat cars like this were favorites of the lumber industry. The cars were large for the era, offering a loading area of 52'8" between the bulkheads. Distinctive, chunky end bulkheads on the cars helped keep lumber bundles from sliding off the ends of the car - a common problem with non-bulkhead cars. When constructed, the cars were used to haul finished lumber from Canadian sawmills, but a few cars were converted to a specialty role such as the wheel transporter.

This kit includes:

1 Piece 3D printed Carbody
3D Printed Details
Etched Metal Details

Decals can be found at : https://highballgraphics.com/index.php/997/8/freight-car/freight-ho-scale/bc-rail-freight-car-bcol-bcit-bulkhead-flatcars-ho-scale-detail


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