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Blackstone Models have announced a new release of their H0n3 Reefer and are taking reservations now for an anticipated summer 2018 delivery. We're taking orders now but with the caveat that both the price and delivery might change

This second release of D&RGW 30-Foot Refrigerator Cars will come "SoundCar-ready" so you can easily add a SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder.  The cars were originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1908. Known as “short” reefers, these 30-foot, 20-ton cars traversed the Colorado narrow gauge through the late 1950s. 

This release is based on the prototypes after they were rebuilt by the D&RGW in 1926, which included new Murphy roofs, altered needle beams, and larger icebox hatches. Other model details include hardware color, reporting marks, order placards, and herald placement specific to each road number.  These ready-to-run models will be available with freshly shopped American Refrigerator Transit (ART) Yellow sides, and Boxcar Red roof and end sills.

They are also equipped with free-rolling 4'8" arch bar trucks and Kadee No. 714 couplers.

  Second Release - Expected Summer 2018
 
Part Number Road Number Description Price Stock Order
B340809 36 Flying Grande Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
B340810 52 Flying Grande Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
B340811 54 Flying Grande Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
B340812 69 Flying Grande Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
B340813 47 Moffat Tunnel Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
B340814 50 Moffat Tunnel Herald £60 Expected Summer
 2018
 

First Release - October 2015

 

Part Number Road Number Description Price Stock Order
B340801 45 Flying Grande Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340802 51 Flying Grande Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340803 55 Flying Grande Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340804 65 Flying Grande Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340805 46 Moffat Tunnel Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340806 56 Moffat Tunnel Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340807 32 Royal Gorge Herald   0 Sold  Out
B340808 43 Royal Gorge Herald   0 Sold  Out

Announcing a “cool” new offering from Blackstone Models – D&RGW 30’ Refrigerator Cars!

This release is based on the prototypes after they were rebuilt by the Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) in 1926, which included new Murphy roofs. The cars were originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1908 and numbered 32 to 81. Known as “short” reefers, these 20-ton cars traversed the Colorado narrow gauge through the late 1950s.

There will be eight road numbers in late 2015. These ready-to-run models will be available with freshly shopped American Refrigerator Transit (ART) Yellow sides, and red roof and ends. They will be available in three D&RGW liveries – Flying Grande, Moffat Tunnel, and Royal Gorge Route. As with all Blackstone Models rolling stock, these reefers will be equipped with Kadee® No. 714 couplers and free-rolling trucks

Stock Updated 02/11/16

 
 

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