WILLIAM DEAN WRIGHT

Full Throttle

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William Dean Wright's Full Throttle

33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Hoppers

During the first half of the 20th Century, the most common carrier for the transport of coal via rail lines was, in fact, the pervasive little 50-55 ton, twin-bay hopper. Ever-inventive engineers designed a different style of this essential hauler which became enormously popular with many Railroads by the 1930s and 40s. This "offset-side" hopper car had a few advantages over the earlier "rib-side" type. The crease in the upper sides led to more structural strength without using heavier materials, and there was a greater rated capacity with the side panels riveted to the outside of the ribbing, instead of being on the inside. The efficiency was a boon to the coal merchants! The concept proved successful, and was used to build ever-larger hoppers until after WW II, when "rivet pull-through" rendered it impractical for modern rotary dumping. Today, although they are seen less frequently, offset-side hoppers remain an important part of railroad history. Full Throttle presents a universal model of these unique hoppers.

All hoppers feature custom coal loads from Hay Brothers. Click the product thumbnails for larger images or more detailed information (where available).

FT-3001 Green Bay & Western

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3002.

FT-3002 Green Bay & Western

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3001.

FT-3003 Lehigh & New England

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3003-1: LNE 12355 & 12369 August 2007
FT-3003-2: LNE 12367 & 12398 August 2007

FT-3004 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3004-1: ATSF 180803 & 180819 August 2007
FT-3004-2: ATSF 180807 & 180824 August 2007
FT-3004-3: ATSF 180815 & 180826 August 2007

FT-3005 Chessie System (B&O)

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3005-1: B&O 234902 & 234956 December 2007
FT-3005-2: B&O 234933 & 234981 December 2007
Also available in Collector Sets COL-27 and COL-27-2 with FT-3031.

FT-3006 Canadian Pacific

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3006-1: CP 357201 & 357235 January 2008
FT-3006-2: CP 357222 & 357242 January 2008

FT-3007 Milwaukee Road

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3007-1: MILW 95101 & 95124 October 2008
FT-3007-2: MILW 95121 & 95136 October 2008

FT-3008 Central of Georgia

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3008-1: CG 21809 & 21826 February 2008
FT-3008-2: CG 21822 & 21837 February 2008

FT-3009 Conrail

Equipped with Micro-Trains roller bearing trucks & couplers.
FT-3009-1: CR 458052 & 458089 April 2008
FT-3009-2: CR 458065 & 458098 April 2008

FT-3010 Blue Coal

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with four cars, each lettered for a different road. Click for more details August 2008

FT-3010B Blue Coal

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with four cars, each lettered for a different road. Click for more details September 2014

FT-3011 Milwaukee Road (CMSP&P)

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3011-1: MILW 94501 & 94524 March 2008
FT-3011-2: MILW 94521 & 94536 March 2008

FT-3012 Reading

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3012-1: RDG 86002 & 86032 February 2009
FT-3012-2: RDG 86024 & 86033 February 2009
Also available in Collector Set COL-22 with FT-2037 and in Collector Set COL-26 with FT-2034, FT-3028 and FT-3030.

FT-3013 Baltimore & Ohio

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3013-1: B&O 640501 & 640528 January 2009
FT-3013-2: B&O 640522 & 640533 January 2009
FT-3013-3: B&O 640526 & 640537 January 2009

FT-3014 Monon (CIL)

Ztrack Magazine special commission series #1. Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3015. Equipped with AZL Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and Auto-Latch couplers.

FT-3015 Monon (MON)

Ztrack Magazine special commission series #1. Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3014. Equipped with AZL Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and Auto-Latch couplers.

FT-3016 Louisville & Nashville

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3016-1: L&N 60002 & 60058 April 2009
FT-3016-2: L&N 60027 & 60097 April 2009

FT-3017 Union Pacific

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3017-1: UP 74502 & 74549 December 2008
FT-3017-2: UP 74522 & 74563 December 2008
FT-3017-3: UP 74557 & 74568 December 2008

FT-3018 Nickel Plate

Equipped with Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks and Magne-Matic couplers.
FT-3018-1: NKP 61224 & 61288 April 2009
FT-3018-2: NKP 61203 & 61236 September 2012
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-2027.

FT-3019 Clinchfield

Ztrack Magazine special commission series #2. Equipped with AZL Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and Auto-Latch couplers.
FT-3019-1: CRR 51703 & 51729 June 2010
FT-3019-2: CRR 51706 & 51768 June 2010

FT-3020 Chicago & North Western (CNW)

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3021.

FT-3021 Chicago & North Western (CMO)

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3020.

FT-3022 Pittsburgh & West Virginia

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3023.

FT-3023 Pittsburgh & West Virginia

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3022.

FT-3024 Great Northern

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3024-1: GN 73305 & 73324 January 2010
FT-3024-2: GN 73309 & 73367 January 2010
FT-3024-3: GN 73311 & 73344 March 2010
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-3027.

FT-3025 Chesapeake & Ohio (Progress)

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3025-1: C&O 59601 & 59645 September 2009
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-3026.

FT-3026 Chesapeake & Ohio

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3026-1: C&O 49301 & 49362 July 2009
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-3025.

FT-3027 St. Louis-San Francisco

Ztrack Magazine special commission series #3. Available exclusively from ZTrack. Equipped with AZL Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and Auto-Latch couplers.
FT-3027: SL-SF 92010 & 92041 April 2011
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-3024.

FT-3028 Lehigh & New England

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3028: LNE 14307 & 14328 August 2011
Also available in Collector Set COL-26 with FT-2034, FT-3030 and FT-3012.

FT-3029 New York Central

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3029: NYC 867823 & 867832 July 2011
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-2018.

FT-3030 Central Railroad of Pennsylvania

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available in Collector Set COL-24 with FT-2035. Also available in Collector Set COL-26 with FT-2034, FT-3028 and FT-3012.

FT-3031 Chessie System (C&O)

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available in Collector Sets COL-27 and COL-27-2 with FT-3005.

FT-3032 Mopac

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3032: MP 59328 & 59339 June 2012

FT-3033 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie

Ztrack Magazine special commission series #4. Available exclusively from ZTrack.
FT-3033: P&LE 75729 & 75742 December 2013

FT-3034 Delaware & Hudson

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3035.

FT-3035 Delaware & Hudson

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3034.

FT-3036A Yellow Full Throttle Anniversary

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3036b, c and d.

FT-3036B Blue Full Throttle Anniversary

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3036a, c and d.

FT-3036C Red Full Throttle Anniversary

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3036a, b and d.

FT-3036D Green Full Throttle Anniversary

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
Available only in a Collector Set with FT-3036a, b and c.

FT-3037 Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3037: PRSL 17902 & 17907 February 2015

FT-3038 B&O

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3038-1: B&O 638357 & 638562 April 2016

FT-3039 C&EI

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3039-1: C&EI 97602 & 97623 July 2016

FT-3040 Reading

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3040: RDG 63538 & 63575 September 2015


FT-3041A&B NYSW Susquehanna

Equipped with FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.
FT-3041A&B-1: NYSW 5261 (red) & 5605 (green) Dec 2016

FT-3042 Red Coal

Equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers.

FT-3042-1: D&H 7457 & NYSW 10036 February 2017
FT-3042-2: LNE 18220 & DLW 81078 February 2017

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