70-Ton Offest-Side Hopper
Chesapeake & Ohio - Chessie
Set #1 reporting numbers: C&O 79223 and C&O 79286
Here's a follow-up Feb. '16 4-pk. issue! In 2011 FT released an identical CHESSIE SYSTEM model marked with a B&O livery. It was so popular that we released a second edition in 2014! That release also "sold out" immediately! The interest in the model commanded another run! This month, FT is offering a 4-pk. of this nifty car, and this time with the C&O livery. Essentially the same, but as you know, cars from the various CHESSIE merger Railroads were marked with the reporting initials of their former owners. This is a stunning model in yellow over black, featuring "Chessie," the Railroad's iconic kitten! One car carries the usual coal load, while the other carries a load of chunk limestone, a commodity well-known to the CHESSIE!
2-pks. in clear plastic, stackable cases, and complete with colorful cardstock liners including the Railroad Herald and lots of model information! All FT cars are weighted, use blackened/insulated metal wheelsets and wear knuckle couplers. The realistic loads are created by Hay Brothers.