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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
Collector Packs
Collector Packs Feature:
• Fine Printing
• Fine Injection Details
• Realistic Loads by Hay Brothers
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
• Sold & Packaged as 2-Packs
• Crystal Clear Plastic, Stackable Cases
• Manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg.
Collector Pack #7
Penn Central • New York Central
#FT-COL-7   PC / NYC   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #2: #NYC 885924, PC 884366 • January 2024
Set #2

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Rail buffs recognize Penn Central (PC) as the failed attempt to combine three traditional corporate rivals (Pennsylvania, New York Central and New York, New Haven and Hartford railroads) united by large-scale service to the Northeast and Midwest USA, in efforts to remain viable under post-war Railroad regulations and modern shipping via our American highway system. The PC operated from 1968 to 1976 when it's assets were nationalized into to the government-owned Consolidated Rail (CONRAIL) along with the other bankrupt Northeastern roads. Here's two Cylindrical Hoppers from Penn Central's heyday!
Due to many early mergers of RR Companys, ACF Industries is represented in most States of the Northern USA, east of the Mississippi River. They are responsible for many innovative Freight and Passenger cars used in modern railroading.
Collector Pack #9       Set #3
MONON
#FT-COL-9-3   MONON • Set #3
• 2 x 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Hoppers
  $48.00 retail ea. • $48.00
Set #3: #CIL 4145, #MON 41576 • November 2021
Set #3
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Here's MONON, a revered Railroad that carried, meat, produce and coal through a goodly portion of the Midwest! The MONON Railroad (MON) AKA Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railway (CIL) ca: 1897-1971, operated in Indiana and the States of close proximity, with it's main routes converging in Monon, IN. It was merged into the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1971, and much of the former MONON right of way is owned today by CSX Transportation. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the MONON had seven sections. Sections Six and Seven were spurs to the west, Six serving the Indiana coal fields. Two main lines ran south from Lake Michigan through Monon, one to Indianapolis then east to Cincinnati and Dayton, OH, while the other ran further south to French Lick and Louisville, KY. Freight and Passengers were carried over all parts of the line.
Collector Pack #16
International Minerals & Chemical Corporation
#FT-1027/1028   IMC   2-Pack
• 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $54.00 retail ea. • $54.00
Set #3: #NAHX 51308, GCCX 112368 • October 2015
Set #3

$54.00
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
After WWII, USA Railroads were increasingly called upon to haul new and unique "modern" products over long distances. American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type Cylindrical "Center Flow" covered hopper car. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics! Founded in 1909 and headquartered in IL, IMC Global was a mining and production company, which in 2004 merged with Cargill, Inc.'s crop nutrition division to form The Mosaic Co., devoted to crop nutrition. Here's an earlier and later IMC Cylindrical Hopper livery from Full Throttle.
Collector Pack #37
FORD
#FT-2047/2048   FORD
• 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hoppers
  $48.00 retail ea.
Set #2: Road #FRDX 2367, #FRDX 1838 • July 2021
For the last time, Ford hoppers, I'm afraid! This pair offered in a new black "presentation" box.
Set #2

 
• Collector Set #37
• Road #FRDX 2367 (yellow)
• Road #FRDX 1838 (black)

Yellow Road #FRDX 2367
The hopper cars employed at The Rouge were painted yellow to signify their use only there, and could not be interchanged. The rest of the American FORD fleet was painted the more usual black.

Black Road #FRDX 1838
The American FORD hopper fleet, painted in a customary black livery, was busy hauling coal, ores and all sorts of rocks, minerals and salts back to The River Rouge Complex!
Collector Pack #41
Missouri Pacific Railroad • MoPac
#FT-3032/4026   MoPac
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Hopper
• 1 x 40' 3-Bay 70-Ton Offset-Side Hopper
  $46.00 retail ea. • $46.00
Set #1: #33' MP 59335, 40' MP 61534 • April 2017
Set #1

$46.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
The Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP), aka MoPac, was one of the first railroads in the USA west of the Mississippi River. Headquartered in St. Louis, MoPac grew from dozens of predecessors and mergers and ran throughout Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, claiming 13,318 miles of track in 1967, not including that of several of it's major subsidiaries! MoPac operated a fleet of more than 1,500 diesel locomotives, hauling grain, TOFC (Trailer on Flat Car), coal, ore, autos and dry goods. MoPac's premier passenger trains were collectively known as "Eagles." In 1980 the Missouri Pacific Railroad was purchased by the Union Pacific Railroad, and merged with the Western Pacific Railroad in 1982, creating the largest system in its day, the "Pacific Rail Systems." Because of lawsuits and outstanding bonds, the merger didn't become official until 1997.
Collector Pack #44
Colorado and Southern RR
#FT-2021/2050   Colorado
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
  $44.00 retail ea. • $44.00
Set #1: #C&S 18192, #CBQ 18089 • June 2018
Set #1

$44.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Coal mining in Colorado, originally, was spread across the State, but currently, 11 active mines in the West rank it tenth in US coal production. The Colorado and Southern RR served CO, WY, NM, and TX from 1898-1908 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RR bought it's rights. It ran independently until 1970 when it was absorbed by the Burlington Northern RR which eventually merged with ATSF RR to become BNSF RR. In the second half of the 20th century, the expansion of the Powder River Basin of MT and WY, one of the largest coal regions in the world, fueling over 40% of our nation's power plants, was instrumental for Railroad consolidations and Big Railroad coal freight action. The C&S and CB&Q via the BN RR became huge players in supplying our entire Midwest Power Grid with the commodity! Supplying even Canada and the UK, major coal companies such as PEABODY, have mines and hopper traffic throughout the area shipping worldwide. Here are two hoppers from the Steam to Diesel Era of coal railroading in Colorado!
Collector Pack #46
Central Vermont Railway • Boston and Maine
#FT-COL-46   CV & B&M
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
  $44.00 retail ea. • $44.00
Set #1: #CV 30024, #B&M 7063 • November 2018
      • Central Vermont Railway • Boston and Maine
Set #1

$44.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
The Central Vermont Railway (CV) chartered in 1843, operated in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York as well as the Canadian province of Quebec. Central Vermont operated until 1995. The Boston and Maine Railroad (B&M) offered freight and passenger service through most of New England and New York from 1836 through 1983.
Collector Pack #50       Set #1
Pennsylvania Dutch Anthraciters • Lehigh Valley / Reading
#FT-COL-50-1   LV & Reading • Set #1
• 1 x LV 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x RDG 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Hopper
  $44.00 retail ea. • $44.00
Set #1: #LV 25276, #RDG 64283 • June 2020
Set #1
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
During the 18th and 19th centuries, many Germans fleeing oppression and war in their homeland emigrated to Pennsylvania, USA, encouraged by William Penn's promise of land and religious freedom. The "PA DUTCH" as they were to become known, settled mainly in the PA Counties just below the Blue Mountains whose natural scenery was reminiscent of the lands from which they had departed. The area north of the mountains became known as "Coal Country" encompassing the largest Anthracite Coal Fields in North America! Eventually, the coal became of prime importance, leading the area and it's hard-working population into steel production, and other heavy industry. And, of course, Railroads were needed to transport the "Black Diamonds" from the mines and breakers to the factories and home-heating distributors, as well as the products created, to the major cities of the Northeast USA. Two great coaling/freight railroads emerged from this "DUTCH COUNTRY" area. The LEHIGH VALLEY RR, headquartered in Allentown/Bethlehem and the READING RR, from Reading in Berks County. Myriad "PA DUTCHMEN" worked these local railroads lending an ethnic bent.
Collector Pack #50       Set #2
Pennsylvania Dutch Anthraciters • Lehigh Valley / Reading
#FT-COL-50-2   LV & Reading • Set #2
• 1 x LV 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x RDG 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Hopper
  $44.00 retail ea.
Set #2: #LV 25297, #RDG 64366 • October 2020
This is an exclusive Set #2, of COL-50, sold only at zscalemonster.com.
Set #2

 
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
During the 18th and 19th centuries, many Germans fleeing oppression and war in their homeland emigrated to Pennsylvania, USA, encouraged by William Penn's promise of land and religious freedom. The "PA DUTCH" as they were to become known, settled mainly in the PA Counties just below the Blue Mountains whose natural scenery was reminiscent of the lands from which they had departed. The area north of the mountains became known as "Coal Country" encompassing the largest Anthracite Coal Fields in North America! Eventually, the coal became of prime importance, leading the area and it's hard-working population into steel production, and other heavy industry. And, of course, Railroads were needed to transport the "Black Diamonds" from the mines and breakers to the factories and home-heating distributors, as well as the products created, to the major cities of the Northeast USA. Two great coaling/freight railroads emerged from this "DUTCH COUNTRY" area. The LEHIGH VALLEY RR, headquartered in Allentown/Bethlehem and the READING RR, from Reading in Berks County. Myriad "PA DUTCHMEN" worked these local railroads lending an ethnic bent.
Collector Pack #52
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) • AKA: Reading & Northern Railroad
#FT-COL-52   RBMN   2-Pack
• Full Throttle / Pennzee 100-Ton Hoppers
  $54.00 retail ea. • $54.00
Set #1: #RBMN 7246, RBMN 7439 • December 2020
Set #1

 
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Founded in 1983, headquartered in Port Clinton, PA, the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (RBMN), AKA: Reading and Northern Railroad, is a contemporary regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. The RBMN provides freight service on 300 miles of track, with it's mainline consisting of the Reading Division between Reading and Packerton and the Lehigh Division between Lehighton and Dupont. The RBMN carries anthracite coal from the mines north of Reading, and runs passenger excursions along it's picturesque system. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway (LGSR) is a tourist railroad that operates passenger excursions along the RBMN between Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Gorge State Park. The RBMN also hosts such trips from Reading and Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe. In 2010, due to natural gas drilling in northeastern PA, RBMN expanded operations, refurbishing the Pittston Yard, near Wilkes-Barre and purchasing several new locomotives.
Collector Pack #55
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad • MKT
#FT-COL-55   MKT   2-Pack
• 1 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hopper
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
  $50.00 retail ea. • $50.00
Set #1: #BKTY 1015, MKT 6873 • September 2021
Set #1

 
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
The Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (MKT) was incorporated in 1870. In its earliest days the MKT was commonly referred to as "the K-T", and soon evolved into "the Katy". Headquartered in Dallas, TX, the Freight Line served Eastern Texas, Oklahoma, Southeastern Kansas, and Central Missouri. MKT also ran an impressive "named" Passenger fleet! At the end of 1970, MKT operated 2623 miles of road and 3765 miles of track. MKT's early Diesels were red and red-orange, but after 1971, locomotives, cabooses, and other rolling stock were painted green with yellow stripes, lettering and numbering. In 1988, it's successor became the Union Pacific Railroad.
Collector Pack #56
FARM FEEDS II • Purina & Farm and Ranch
#FT-COL-56   Farm Feeds II   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #1: #SHPX 61328, SHPX 1403 • September 2021
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
The covered Cylindrical Hoppers were perfect for carrying fodder to all the rural farmlands of our America! Many being compartmented, allowed several different feeds to be transported in one haul.

After WWII, American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type "Center Flow" covered hopper car to carry "modern" products. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics!

In 1894, William H. Danforth began producing feed for various farm animals under the name Purina Mills. The predominant brand for each animal was generally referred to as "Chow"; hence there was "Purina" Horse, Dog, Cat, Rabbit, Pig and even Monkey "Chow". in 1902, he merged with university professor Webster Edgerly, a producer of breakfast cereals, to form the "Ralston Purina Co.". In 1998 it was purchased by Koch Industries and in 2001 by Land O'Lakes.

Our universal Farm and Ranch cylindrical represents the myriad tractor, farm equipment/accessory and feed stores which dot our countryside from the North, South, East and West! Separately owned, they are a common and necessary part of rural life.
Collector Pack #57
Northwest Chips • Northern Pacific & Great Northern
#FT-COL-57   Northwest Chips   2-Pack
• 1 x NP Offset Side Woodchip Hopper
• 1 x GN Offset Side Woodchip Hopper
  $56.00 retail ea.
Set #1: #NP 70278, GN 72024 • January 2022
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Woodchip cars from our Northwestern forests! One a GN and one an NP. Interesting that in the end the two Rail Lines merged together. I doubt the Burlington Northern repainted any old, heavily used "Chip" cars. In any case, a must for the lumber yards of our Northern and Western runners.

During the 20th century, our Northwestern Forests provided huge amounts of timber for the lumber mills to supply the burgeoning construction industry of the Western USA. In turn, the mills created a new commerce for the railroads, Woodchips! Once considered trash, their use in paper production, bedding on the farm, mulches, playground surfacing, forest fire prevention, and alternative fuel made them a profitable haul. Old hopper cars were refurbished, given top-extensions and pressed into service. All manner of extensions were conceived, from wood planking and braced ply boards to welded steel sheeting and scrap parts from irreparable cars, to increase capacities for this lighter load.

The Northern Pacific Railway (NP) operated in the Western USA along the Canadian border, and by 1883 the main line ran all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean. NP, together with the Great Northern RR, gained control of the CB&Q RR, thus access to Chicago, the central Middle West and Texas. Added was theSP&S RR, an important route through Washington State.

Great Northern Railway was a colorful transcontinental Rail Line (1857-1970) which ran from Chicago northward along the USA /Canada border, serving both nations, and to Washington, Oregon and California on our West Coast. It's famous herald was of a mountain goat within a circle. In 1970 it merged with NP, CB&Q, and SP&S to form the Burlington Northern Railroad until 1996 when the BN merged with ATSF to become BNSF.
Collector Pack #58
American Chemicals • W. R. Grace and Co. & Cumberland Chemical Corp.
#FT-COL-58   Chemicals   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #1: #CRDX 4502, SHPX 60773 • January 2022
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
American Chemical Companies took full advantage of the "new" covered Cylindrical Hoppers. Here are two prototype cars manufactured by ACF to haul these volatile loads. After WWII, American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type "Center Flow" covered hopper car to carry "modern" products. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics!

W. R. Grace and Co. is an American chemical business based in Columbia, Maryland. Grace Catalysts Technologies makes catalysts used in petrochemical, refining, and other chemical manufacturing. Grace Materials and Chemicals makes specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in pharmaceutical/consumer, coatings, and chemical processing. In September 2021, Standard Industries acquired the company.

The Cumberland Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of the Air Reduction Company, produces a series of vinyl resins that offers superior gloss, color and clarity in vinyl plastics.
Collector Pack #59
Ferry Hoppers of the Great Lakes   •   Ann Arbor & Wabash
#FT-COL-59   Ferry Hoppers   2-Pack
• 1 x Ann Arbor 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x Wabash 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
  $48.00 retail ea. • $48.00
Ferry Hoppers of the Great Lakes
Set #1: #AA 30567, WAB 35035 • March 2022
 
 
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
• Coal Loads
In this offering you will find two "sister" hoppers which traversed our Great Lakes. This was no mean feat, but in earlier days was a necessary function for commerce. Not until well after WWII when there were many improvements to our highway system and the "Big Rigs" became omnipresent, did "Ferry Hoppers" cease to exist.

Ann Arbor Railroad (AA) operated between Toledo, Ohio, and Elberta and Frankfort, Michigan with ferry operations across Lake Michigan. AA's Lake Michigan train ferry fleet at Elberta started in November 1892 when acquiring its first two boats, Ann Arbor I and Ann Arbor 2 serving four ports west of Lake Michigan.

Wabash Railroad (WAB) operated in mid-central USA with track in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and the province of Ontario. Arriving in Detroit in 1897 and contracting with Grand Trunk Railway to use their ferries for crossing the Lake, WAB eventually acquired three of Michigan Central's ferries, the Transport, Transport II and the Detroit, operating until 1994 when it became part of Norfolk Southern.

For many years the Ann Arbor was owned by the Wabash, but operated as an independent subsidiary. Grand Trunk Western, Canadian Pacific, Pere Marquette, Wabash, and Michigan Central were all major railroads transferring rail cars across Lake Michigan from the USA to Canada, but sadly all that remains of their glorious fleets are barges, scrap metal and abandoned ferry slips.
Collector Pack #60
CSX Heritage   •   Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Coast Line
#FT-COL-60   CSX Heritage   2-Pack
• 1 x ACL 70-Ton 3-Bay Offset-Side Hopper
• 1 x SCL 70-Ton 3-Bay Offset-Side Hopper
  $46.00 retail ea. • $46.00
Set #1: #ACL 83746, SCL 883816 • May 2022
 
 
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
• Coal Loads
From the 1920's through the 1970's and beyond, the 40', 70-Ton Hoppers were Kings of hauling. Not replacing, but as an adjunct to the venerable 33', 50-Ton, 2-Bay Hoppers, the longer ribbed or offset-side 3-Bay versions were used in unit consists or for large standing orders. Though their production ceased as newer, larger hoppers appeared on the scene in the late 1900's, many refurbished, repainted cars remain working, practical for smaller loads and MoW work.

The Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) and Seaboard Air Line (SAL) were two great Southeastern USA Railroads. Long in competition, they joined forces in 1967 to form Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Acquiring the Piedmont and Northern RR shortly after, headquarters were in both Richmond, VA and Jacksonville, FL. The ACL with double track lines contributed greatly to Florida's economic growth and population, while the SAL hauled produce and goods through the entire South. In 1983 the SCL became Seaboard System RR after a merger with the Louisville and Nashville RR and Clinchfield RR. For some years prior, the SCL and L&N had been under common ownership and the company's railroads were known as the Family Lines System which consisted of the L&N, SCL, Clinchfield and West Point Routes. During this time, the railroads adopted the same paint schemes but continued to operate as separate railroads. In 1980, Family Lines System and Chessie System combined, evolving as Seaboard System and in 1986 finally became CSX Transportation. Here's two hoppers from the CSX (Chessie and Seaboard Extended) past that would be comfortable in a consist with a myriad of Eastern USA rolling stock!
Collector Pack #61
American Reefers   •   Fruit Growers Express (FGE)   &   Western Pacific Railroad (WP)
#FT-COL-61   American Reefers   2-Pack
• 1 x FGE 34' Woodside Reefer
• 1 x WP 34' Woodside Reefer
  $52.00 retail ea. • $52.00
Set #1: #WP 7049, FGEX 42327 • August 2022
 
 
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Fruit Growers Express (FGE), now controlled by CSX Corp. was based in VA and FL. Serving the East and Midwest, in 1923 FGE and GN Railway formed Western Fruit Express. FGE expanded into the Pacific Northwest USA via a partnership with the CB&Q Railroad forming Burlington Refrigerator Express (BREX). In 1928 FGE created the National Car Co.

Western Pacific Railroad (WP) was formed in 1903, serving our Southwest and West Coast states. In 1983 Western Pacific was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad. At the turn of the 19th Century, during America's Industrial Revolution, our Railroads refurbished many of their older cars for modern use. Steel underframes, Bettendorf trucks, and newer brake systems were employed. Full Throttle offers two renovated 34' freight/reefer/ice cars which traveled our nation into the early diesel era!
Collector Pack #62
Appalachian Coalers   •   P&LE   &   Interstate
#FT-COL-62   Appalachian Coalers   2-Pack
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Heap Shield Hopper
• 1 x 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Heap Shield Hopper
  $50.00 retail ea. • $50.00
Set #1: #INT 5658, P&LE 75736 • November 2022
 
 
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
• Coal Loads
The INTERSTATE Railroad (INT), of southwest Virginia, extended from the Clinchfield RR and ran parallel to the N&W RR, L&N RR, and SOUTHERN RR at various points, but diversified, having many Lines and Spurs running into the mountains of the Kentucky border. The company still exists as a subsidiary of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, but is operated as an NS RR Line.

The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) formed in 1875. Headquarted in Pittsburgh, PA, the P&LE connected Pittsburgh with Youngstown, OH in the west and Connellsville, PA to the east. A specialized railroad, the "Little Giant" moved boundless tonnage, serving the steel mills of the Pittsburgh area, which consumed and shipped vast amounts of coal, coke, iron ore, limestone and steel. When the great steel mills closed the P&LE ceased independence and was absorbed by CSX.

HEAP SHIELDS were often added to the hopper-ends to prevent spillage and waste on curvy, steep mountain trackage which demanded much stop-and-go progress. Hay Bros. created the realistic coal loads.
Collector Pack #63
American Chemicals II • Union Silicone Industries & Hooker Chemical Company
#FT-COL-63   Chemicals II   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #1: #SHPX 60414, SHPX 82353 • May 2023
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Two of our Nation's most well-known Chemical Companies, U.S.I. and HOOKER, were once offered as Cylindrical 2-pks. by Full Throttle. Now, long out-of-production, this May '23 release has one of each, with new reporting numbers, in a dynamite Collector's Pack! These Cylindrical Hoppers would have been seen all across our country's rails!

Hooker Chemical Company, was an American concern that produced chlor-alkali products from 1903 to 1968. and is best known for the chemical waste site "Love Canal," which it sold in 1953, and led to a lengthy lawsuit several decades later. Located in Niagara Falls, NY, the Co. built a second chlor-alkali plant in Tacoma, WA in 1929. Hooker Chemical Company was purchased by Petroleum Corporation in 1968.

U.S.I. (Union Silicone Industries) is an American Co. specializing in petrochemicals and polymer products. A base in Dublin, OH, they have major factories in IL and NJ, as well as many plants nationwide.

Due to many early mergers of RR Companys, ACF Industries is represented in most States of the Northern USA, east of the Mississippi River. They are responsible for many innovative Freight and Passenger cars used in modern railroading. SHPX is the leasing division of American Car and Foundry (ACF).
Collector Pack #64
Cylindricals of the Southern Pacific RR • SP/Cotton Belt
#FT-COL-64   SP/Cotton Belt   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #1: #BLCX 1092, SSW 79036 • August 2023
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) was founded in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific RR by lease. The SP, a major USA railroad by 1900, incorporated many small Southern, Western and even Mexican Lines. By 1929 the SP/T&NO was huge, not including it's Cotton Belt Line, whose purchase of the Golden State Route in 1980 doubled it's size! In 1988 the SP was absorbed by Denver and Rio Grande but kept it's name, then serving virtually the entire Southwestern USA! In 1996 the SP became part of the Union Pacific Railroad. St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW), aka Cotton Belt, was organized in 1891 and ran on copius trackage from Illinois, down through Missouri and Arkansas, into Louisiana and eastern Texas. The Southern Pacific Company gained control in 1932, but ran Cotton Belt separately until 1992 when they consolidated. From 1959, Cotton Belt diesels were painted in SP's famous gray and red "bloody nose" scheme.
Collector Pack #65       Set #1
CSX       (  CSXT   &   WM  )
#FT-COL-65-1   CSX
• 1 x CSX CSXT 100-Ton Rib-Side 3-Bay Hopper
• 1 x CSX WM 100-Ton Rib-Side 3-Bay Hopper
  $54.00 retail ea. • $54.00
#CSXT 800328 • October 2023
#WM 830071 • October 2023
This is an exclusive supplement release available only at zscalemonster.com
Set #1

$54.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
When incorporated in 1973, the CHESSIE SYSTEM owned the B&O, C&O and WM Railroads, amassing from it's mergers, a giant fleet of quintessential 100-ton coalers, which continue to be in service today. In 1987, CHESSIE united with SEABOARD COAST LINE Industries, forming CSX Transportation. The hopper repaints bore the CSX logo and retained the Railroad of origin in it's reporting marks.
Collector Pack #65       Set #2
CSX       (  C&O   &   B&O  )
#FT-COL-65-2   CSX
• 1 x CSX C&O 100-Ton Rib-Side 3-Bay Hopper
• 1 x CSX B&O 100-Ton Rib-Side 3-Bay Hopper
  $54.00 retail ea. • $54.00
#C&O 811859 • October 2023
#B&O 162537 • October 2023
This is an exclusive supplement release available only at zscalemonster.com
Set #2

$54.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
When incorporated in 1973, the CHESSIE SYSTEM owned the B&O, C&O and WM Railroads, amassing from it's mergers, a giant fleet of quintessential 100-ton coalers, which continue to be in service today. In 1987, CHESSIE united with SEABOARD COAST LINE Industries, forming CSX Transportation. The hopper repaints bore the CSX logo and retained the Railroad of origin in it's reporting marks.
Collector Pack #66
CSX       (  Chessie WM   &   FAMILY LINES  )
#FT-COL-66   CSX
• 1 x WM 70-Ton Rib-Side 3-Bay Heap Hopper
• 1 x SCL 70-Ton Offset-Side 3-Bay Heap Hopper
  $50.00 retail ea. • $50.00
#WM 71127 • February 2024
#SCL 163022 • February 2024
Set #1

$50.00
• Hay Brothers detailed loads
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
Since the late 1960s, Seaboard Coast Line Industries had operated the Seaboard Coast Line with it's six sister railroads as the "Family Lines System". In 1980, SCLI merged with the Chessie System and it's four railroads to create the holding company CSX Corporation; two years later, CSX merged the Family Lines railroads to create the Seaboard System Railroad. In 1986, Seaboard renamed itself CSX Transportation. Here are two 70-ton hoppers which finally became part of CSX Transportation. The "HEAP SHIELDS" were a feature designed for hoppers in mountainous regions or for "Fast Freight" consists. These shields were adjuncts to prevent spillage and excess waste, while also affording more copious coal loads.
Collector Pack #67
"Aluminum"   •   Southern & CB&Q
#FT-COL-67   "Aluminum" SOU / CBQ
• 1 x CB&Q 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
• 1 x Southern 33' 2-Bay Rib-Side Hopper
  $48.00 retail ea. • $48.00
"Aluminum"   •   Southern & CB&Q
Set #1: #SOU 112495, CBQ 190855 • March 2024
 
 
Set #1

$48.00
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
• Coal Loads
Aluminum first appeared in the Rail Industry as early as 1900. Because of it's light weight, corrosion resistance, and overall durability, by 1931, experiments with all-aluminum hoppers began. The idea was that this metal offered a higher payload capacity...more coal per car for the same gross weight. After WWII, the use of aluminum on Railroads blossomed and as the steel hopper fleets began to wear thin, newer alloys and construction prompted the rise of high-side aluminum gondolas which could be dumped by large revolving mechanisms, thus eliminating gravity-fed hopper doors.
    Two of the railroads initiating the tests were:
      • The Southern Railway (SOU) (1894-1982) was often on the cutting edge of change, covered and serviced nearly the entire southern portion
        of the USA with freight and passenger traffic!
      • The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ) aka: the Burlington, operated on extensive trackage through the mid-west, out to Wyoming,
        Colorado and deep into Texas.
Collector Pack #68
Laundry Soaps   •   DUZ & Tide
#FT-COL-68   Laundry Soaps   2-Pack
• 2 x 51' ACF Cylindrical Hoppers
  $56.00 retail ea. • $56.00
Set #1: #SHPX 3996, SHPX 6203 • May 2024
Set #1

 
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
DUZ and Tide were two popular Laundry Soaps used in post WWII "modernized" clothes washing machines by the American housewife. Widely advertised on TV, they often included useful household "gifts" in their boxes, and were responsible for naming their afternoon dramas as "Soap Operas." Indispensable products for the home, even until today!
Need specific load styles to suit your layout?     Hay Brothers produces many different and very realistic styles available separately.
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