Hopper, 2-bay Offset

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:632
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Lehigh & New England (LNE)
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
In the back row are two of the most common #632 hoppers. On the left in the rear is the common black plastic variation. Some of the cars came with diecast bearing journals, while many that were included in lower-priced sets, came without bearing journals like the one in the photo. Note that the body shows some signs of warping which is typical of many acetate plastic 1946 cars. The second car in the back row is the gray die cast metal #632 Virginian hopper that did not have the catalog number imprinted on the car. It has four movable sheet metal bottom doors. The postwar Virginian was actually a carryover from the prewar days. In 1939-41, the Virginian was cataloged as #508 and as #K508 in kit form. Unlike the postwar model, the prewar model had the catalog number printed on the upper left side of the hopper and had a different style of lettering. In the front on the left is a rather uncommon example of a black 1946 LNE hopper with white lettering and a red dot in the center of the LNE logo with die-cast bearing journals. The illustration in the 1946 catalog shows the #632 hopper as being gray with black lettering, which is shown on the right in the front row. The hopper is actually a bluish gray and in made of die cast metal. This model has metal sheet metal bearing journal like the #632 Virginian Hopper. Note that the two cars in the rear are resting on early American Flyer blue and yellow boxes. The box on the left is a typical 1946 box with the words "Tru-Model". The box on the left is a later version that has the wording "3/16" Scale" instead. Photo #2 shows an example of one of the seven other gray plastic variations of the #632 LNE Hopper in the 1946-to-1952 time frame, some of which were light gray while other were dark gray. The first produced in 1946 were light gray, with think shank link couplers and no red dot. The second is similar to the first except it has a red dot. The third produced in 1947 is dark gray thick shank link couplers and a red dot. Two of the variations were produced in 1948 with a red dot and link couplers with a brass weight, one is light gray while the second is dark gray. From 1949 through 1952 two other variations were produced, both have a red dot and link couplers with a red dot. The first is dark gray while the second, as shown in the Photo #2, is light gray. Some of the #632 hoppers had weights on their trucks to help them track better.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:801
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:801
Model Introduced:1956
Finishpainted & lettered
During the Gilbert days of S-gauge trains, there was a basic standard to their numbering system. In 1956-57, Gilbert produced seven freight cars that broke from that standard. Prior to this time, all non-operating cars carried a 900 series catalog number. These seven cars were part of three lower priced catalog sets in 1956-57 and were part of a few uncataloged sets. The 800 series cars were not sold separately. This hopper has two variations. One is like the one in the photo. The second is a factory error unit that is double stamped on one side. The second photo was taken by Bob Werre of Jack Troxell's model, which he converted to scale, repainted, and applied custom decals to.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:921
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:921
Model Introduced:1953
Finishpainted & lettered
#921 was produced from 1953 through 1956, with two variations. The first is painted tuscan over either a black or a white body. The second, as shown in the main photo and Photo #2, is painted tuscan over an "801" hopper and the "B&O" lettering appears on one side only (see close-up in Photo #2). Photo #3 is a C&S Burlington Route car commissioned by Ted Hamler in 2014 produced by LBR Enterprises, LLC. A #921 was repainted, given the graphics, and the trucks and couplers were replaced with Ficus trucks and couplers.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:940
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Wabash (WAB)
Road Number:940
Model Introduced:1953
Finishpainted & lettered
The #940 hopper was produced from 1953 through 1956 in only one variation. The car can have either Type 8 or 9 sintered-iron side frame trucks and knuckle couplers.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24203
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:24203
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24203 hopper was produced in 1958, and again in 1963 and 1964, in a total of 5 variations. Three variations, all with sintered-iron truck and knuckle couplers, were produced in 1958. The first of the 1958 variations has a black plastic body. The second has a glossy black painted body and the third has a marbleized plastic body because of traces of white plastic residue that was left in the mold. The two remaining variation, both of which were produced in 1963 and 1964, have Pike-Master trucks and couplers. One variation, as shown in the photo, has a dull black plastic body while the second has a shinny plastic body.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24206
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:24206
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24206 hopper was produced in 1958 only in only that one variation. It is one of the rarest hoppers made by A.C. Gilbert.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24213
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Wabash (WAB)
Road Number:24213
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24213 hopper was produced from 1958 through 1960 in two variations. The first variation has a black plastic body, while the second is painted black over a black plastic body.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24221
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Chicago & Eastern Illinois (CEI)
Road Number:24221
Model Introduced:1959
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24221 hopper was produced in 1959 and 1960 in one variation.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24225
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:24225
Model Introduced:1960
Finishpainted & lettered
The #24225 hopper was produced from 1960 through 1965 and has three variations. The first variation has either an orange-red or a red painted body with sintered-iron trucks and knuckle couplers that was produced in 1960. The second variation, as shown in the photo, has a red plastic body and Pike-Master trucks and couplers. The third variation is painted red over a black plastic body and has Pike-Master trucks and couplers.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3250
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3251
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:180087
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3252
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:354402
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3253
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:73487
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3254
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:71161
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3255
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Road Number:74830
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3256
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:868013
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3257
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Louisville & Nashville (LN)
Road Number:60826
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3258
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:95111
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3259
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:74545
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3260
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:St. Louis-San Francisco (SLSF)
Road Number:74703
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3261
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Lehigh & New England (LNE)
Road Number:13270
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:3262
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3263
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:33936
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3264
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Missouri Pacific (MP)
Road Number:59871
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers. Introduced as a kit, these are now sold ready-to-run.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3265
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:458089
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3266
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:83570
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3267
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Monon (MON)
Road Number:41695
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3268
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:826034
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
1950s-era capitol dome logo. Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3269
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Road Number:3409
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3270
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GMO)
Road Number:32439
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3271
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:86004
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3272
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:112850
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3273
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:109503
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3274
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Road Number:89514
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3275
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Road Number:10013
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3276
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:123147
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3277
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Texas & Pacific (TP)
Road Number:9004
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with 4 or 5 road numbers.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:3278
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Prototype Year/Era:1946
Road Name:Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W)
Road Number:83483
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01111
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Green Bay & Western (GBW)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 401 to 420. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01112 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01113
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Illinois Central (IC)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 68000 to 68999. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01114 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01115
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Lehigh & New England (LNE)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 4724 to 4873. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01116 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01117
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 450000 to 450994. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01118 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01119
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Peabody Short Line (PSL)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 6801 to 6820. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01120 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01121
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Detroit & Mackinac (D&M)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 5000 to 5024. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01123 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01124
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Toledo, Peoria & Western (TPW)
Prototype Class:HM
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 4000 to 4050. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01125 (road number #4004).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01153
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
Black. A red, undecorated car was produced as SHS #01154.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01155
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 68000 to 68134. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01156 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01157
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 83300 to 83799. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01158 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01159
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a three-car set covering road numbers 73200 to 73699. Also produced as a single car as SHS #01110 (no road number specified).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01645
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
2005 Christmas Car with snow on coal load.
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01868
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Offset
Road Name:Cambria and Indiana (CI)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This was a single car. An additional single car was produced as SHS #01869 (road number 1976).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)

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