WILLIAM DEAN WRIGHT

Full Throttle

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70-Ton 3-Bay Offset-Side Hoppers

To satisfy America's industrial hunger for coal, 70-ton hoppers were ushered into service by the 1920s. As with the smaller 50-tonners, the economical offset-side design was adapted to these larger capacity units. By the mid-1930s an AAR "standard" 70-ton offset-side hopper car was developed. After the steel shortages caused by WWII, this large smooth-side version blossomed; however, certain inherent problems became apparent. The inside ribs or stakes were more prone to corrosion than with their construction on the outside, and they suffered more damage from coal being loaded directly onto them. The offset-side concept dwindled during the 1950s, and by the 60s was all but abandoned for new cars built afterwards. The late 20th Century saw the advent of modern rotary dumping and other railroad improvements which led to even larger coalers without a need to employ hopper bottoms. Full Throttle brings the Z Scale Hobbyist a universal model of these memorable haulers.

All hoppers feature custom coal loads from Hay Brothers and are equipped with Full Throttle FT-100 Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers. Click the product thumbnails for larger images or more information (where available).

FT-4001 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe

FT-4001-1: ATSF 183201 & 183245 July 2009
FT-4001-2: ATSF 183233 & 183296 July 2009

FT-4002 Chesapeake & Ohio (Progress)

FT-4002-1: C&O 79301 & 79345 April 2010
FT-4002-2: C&O 79339 & 79362 April 2010
Also available in a Collector Set with FT-4002.

FT-4003 Detroit, Toledo & Ironton

FT-4003-1: DTI 1615 & 1623 August 2009
FT-4003-2: DTI 1617 & 1638 August 2009

FT-4004 Southern

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4005.

FT-4005 Southern

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4004.

FT-4006 CP Rail (Pac Man)

FT-4006-1: CP 359705 & 359723 November 2009
FT-4006-2: CP 359708 & 359737 November 2009
FT-4006-3: CP 359714 & 359739 November 2009

FT-4007 Union Pacific

Different slogans on each side: "Road of the Streamliners" and "Serves All the South."
FT-4007-1: UP 90320 & 90328 March 2010
FT-4007-2: UP 90324 & 90334 March 2010

FT-4008 Alaska Railroad

FT-4008-1: ARR 14308 & 14340 September 2009
FT-4008-2: ARR 14337 & 14343 September 2009

FT-4009 New York Central

FT-4009-1: NYC 904245 & 904249 October 2009
FT-4009-2: NYC 904247 & 904253 October 2009

FT-4010 The Rock

FT-4010-1: ROCK 510479 & 510486 April 2010

Also available only in a Collector Set with FT-4019.

FT-4011 Blue Coal

Available only in a Collector Set with four cars, each lettered for a different road. Click for more details. January 2010

FT-4012 Canadian National

FT-4012-1: CN 109402 & 109477 June 2010
FT-4012-2: CN 109424 & 109492 June 2010

FT-4013 Chessie System

FT-4013-1: B&O 527015 & 527033 March 2011
FT-4013-2: B&O 527048 & 527053 May 2014

FT-4014 Toledo, Peoria & Western

FT-4014-1: TP&W 856 & 868 December 2010
FT-4014-2: TP&W 863 & 876 December 2010

FT-4015 Soo Line

FT-4015-1: SOO 68520 & 68538 September 2010
FT-4015-2: SOO 68533 & 68542 September 2010

FT-4016 Southern Pacific/TNO

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4017.

FT-4017 Southern Pacific

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4016.

FT-4018 Canadian Pacific

FT-4018-1: CP 358335 & 358353 July 2010
FT-4018-2: CP 358338 & 358388 July 2010

FT-4019 Rock Island

FT-4019-1: RI 89109 & 89124 December 2011

Also available in a Collector Set with FT-4010.

FT-4020 Illinois Central Gulf

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4021.

FT-4021 Illinois Central

Available only in a Collector Set with FT-4020.

FT-4022 Family Lines System

FT-4022-1: SCL 163003 & 163018 April 2014

FT-4023 Seaboard Coast Line

FT-4023-1: SCL 883803 & 883842 February 2013

FT-4024 Atlantic Coast Line

FT-4024-1: ACL 83731 & 83758 February 2013

FT-4025 Great Northern

FT-4025-1: GN 78205 & 78224 June 2013
FT-4025-1: GN 78209 & 78267 June 2013

FT-4026 Missouri Pacific

FT-4026-1: MP 61525 & 61572 February 2014

FT-4027 Chessie System

FT-4027-1: C&O 79223 & 79286 February 2016

FT-4028-2: C&O 79268 & 79295 February 2016

FT-4028 Canada Southern

Featuring custom Hay Brothers ore loads and custom-painted roller bearing trucks.
FT-4028-1: CA-SO 3433 & 3439 April 2015

FT-4028-2: CA-SO 3436 & 3443 April 2015


FT-4029A&B Ontario Northland

Each set features one car equipped with custom-painted FT Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels, knuckle couplers and coal load, and the other with custom-painted FT roller bearing trucks, metal wheels, knuckle couplers and ore load.
FT-4029A&B-1: ONT 140103 & 140126 November 2015

FT-4029A&B-2: ONT 140109 & 140138 November 2015

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In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, we must note that these products
ARE NOT TOYS AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14.
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