Spring Mills Depot delivers another Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) signature freight car with its new HO-scale hopper. The model reproduces B&O’s N-34 Wagon Top covered hoppers that joined the road’s fleet in 1940. Six B&O lettering variations are available for this first run. The model provides accurate details, including slack adjuster on early versions of this two-bay hopper. The three N-34 Wagon Top covered hopper models with Baltimore & Ohio spelled out on the sides represent prototypes dating from 1940 to the end of World War II. Models carrying the large B&O billboard initials reproduce looks for this distinctive hopper from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. Multiple road numbers are available for each version.
This new Spring Mills Depot N-34 Wagon Top covered hopper sells for $54.95 and comes fully assembled. The model includes 33-inch metal wheels with friction- style truck sideframes and metal knuckle couplers.
This is the company’s fifth HO-scale freight car release. The company states that due to a number of projects currently in development and production, plans for a second N-34 Wagon Top covered hopper release may be several years in the future. Spring Mills Depot reports its I-5, I-5c, and I-5d Baltimore & Ohio caboose will deliver next. This wood center-cupola caboose will be available in multiple B&O schemes, as well as Chessie System. Additionally, Spring Mills Depot plans Alton Railroad and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio releases for this all-new caboose model.
Following the caboose project, look for delivery of Spring Mills Depot’s DODX heavy-duty flatcars in HO. Models will include variations representing four different builders (Fruit Growers Express, Thrall Car, Ortner Freight Car, and General Railway Equipment) and their individual designs for this flatcar that will ride on six-axle buckeye trucks. Visit Spring Mills Depot online for additional information.