FULL THROTTLE 2009 Archive Page 1
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2009 Archive Page 1

note-rt.gif - This site is now INACTIVE (i.e. - frozen);
Will Wright has a beautiful Full Throttle site of his own at http://www.wdwfullthrottle.com/.
These pages might occasionally be edited and or updated as I (SB,III) may see fit
but please use the Full Throttle site to keep current on Will'Z wonderful workZ!

[I'd also like to thank Will for his long friendship and his many beautiful cars, which have given me,
and continue to give me, great pleasure on my Berlinerwerke-Z.]

[These Full Throttle pages were heavily reorganized on 30 Jan 2006 and again on 12 Jun 2008, featuring new releases and background information on the home (main) page and putting older material on the products page.  As the product line has grown, it has outstripped this format and so these archival pages were added, listing all the older models offered and providing links to the photos and descriptions of newer ones.  Because of the extent of the offerings (and the site pages), the master index was moved to this page; only the archived offerings were to appear on the archive pages.  Because these pages are now inactive, they will NOT normally be updated or cross-checked further.]   rev.gif (18 Apr 2013)


SITE INDEX:

[This site was heavily reorganized on 30 Jan 2006 and again on 12 Jun 2008, featuring new releases and background information on this home (index) page and putting older material on the products page.  As the product line has grown, it has outstripped this format and so archival pages have been added, listing all the older models offered and providing links to their photos and descriptions.]   rev.gif (12 Jun 08)

The Full Throttle home (index) page (with approx. release dates).

    What's New?.

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AT&SF 1930's AAR "Standard" 70-Ton Offset-Side Three-Bay Hopper Car WDW #4001 (01 Jul 09).
    1930's AAR "Standard" 70-Ton Offset-Side Three-Bay Hopper Cars - WDW #4000-series
        (27 Jun 09) [repeated here as background for #4001 AT&SF hopper]
C&O 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3026 (01 Jul 09).

On this Full Throttle 2009 Archive Page 1 - Jan - Jun 2009:

1930's AAR "Standard" 70-Ton Offset-Side Three-Bay Hopper Cars - WDW #4000-series (27 Jun 09).
D&RGW 33' Open Rib-Side 2-bay Hopper WDW #2024 and
    EL 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper WDW #1030 (17 Jun 09).
Appalachian Drags 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hoppers -
    VGN WDW #2019, L&N WDW #2023, WM WDW #2025, and N&W WDW #2020 (17 May 09).
AC&Y 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper WDW #2027 (07 May 09).
AGWAY 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper Set #4 WDW #1029 (07 May 08).
NKP 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3018 (20 Apr 09).
L&N 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3016 (07 Apr 09).
C&S 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper WDW #2021 (26 Feb 09).
RDG 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3012 (06 Feb 09).
Ztrack Monon 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Cars WDW #3014R (CIL) and #3015B (MONON) (28 Jan 09).
B&O 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3013 (07 Jan 09).

On Full Throttle 2008 Archive Page 2:

UP 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3017 (13 Dec 08).
BN 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2022 (23 Nov 08).
N&W 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2020 (11 Nov 08).
MILW 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #3007 (03 Oct 08).
L&N 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2023 (09 Sep 08).
PRR 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper Set #4 WDW #1006 (09 Sep 08).
Virginian 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2019 (25 Aug 08).
Wayne Feeds 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper WDW #1022 (25 Aug 08).
Blue Coal 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Set WDW #3010 [(08 Aug 08) = 08/08/08!].
New York Central and Penn Central 51" Covered ACF Cylindrical Centerflow Hopper Cars
  WDW Auxiliary Set #5 NYC/PC
(29 Jul 08).
Southern Pacific 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2017 (11 Jun 08).
CB&Q 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper WDW #1026 (01 Jun 08).
PEABODY 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car WDW #2013 (11 May 08).
CONRAIL 51" Covered ACF Cylindrical Centerflow Hopper #1024 (11 Apr 08).
CONRAIL 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper #3009 (11 Apr 08).

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e-mail:  dewaa128@aol.com.

Z-scale aficionado William Dean Wright, d.b.a. "Full Throttle",
specializes in American prototype Z equipment.

Will has a large and constantly changing stock of in- and out-of-production
American prototype Märklin, PennZee, and Freudenreich
items, as available, plus products uniquely available only from, or produced solely for, Full Throttle.

Will can also assemble small regional USA train consists for you,
cleans and services locomotives he sells, and offers five-pole motor
retrofits for older Marklin American diesel locomotives.

note-rt.gif  All FT cars are weighted and carry working knuckle couplers.
The Open Twin and Triple Bay Hoppers come equipped with Hay Bros. Garage custom coal loads.


(17 Jun 2009) June 2009 Offering - In order to keep producing hoppers from many different and unique rail lines, Will's limited runs are even more limited.  This month's offerings are a D&RGW rib twin-bay hopper, a four-pack with four different reporting numbers and an ERIE cylindrical hopper, offered as a two-pack with two different reporting numbers:

D&RGWRib2BayHop ELCFCylHop
(photos courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2024 D&RGW 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Cars /
WDW #1030 EL 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper Cars

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW), generally referred to as the Rio Grande, was a major origin of coal and mineral traffic, with a motto of Through the Rockies, not around them.  The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, operating the highest mainline rail line in the USA and ran famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge.  In 1988, Rio Grande Industries, the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad purchased the Southern Pacific Railroad.  The combined company took the Southern Pacific (SP) name due to its name recognition among shippers.  By the early 1990s, the D&RGW became largely dependent on hauling the high-quality coal produced in the mine fields of Colorado and Utah.  In 1996, the D&RGW was sold and merged into the Union Pacific Railroad.

D&RGWRib2BayHop2Box
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2024 D&RGW 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper - Half of 4-Pack

The first June 2009 offering from Full Throttle is a 33' two-bay rib-side hopper car marked for the Rio Grande Railroad.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted black to a slight sheen inside and out, and equipped with custom Hay Bros. Garage coal loads.  They sport Bettendorf trucks with working knuckle couplers, feature white printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several font sizes, and includes the Rio Grande speed logo.  These cars will arrive in four-packs with four different reporting numbers:
Set #1 reporting numbers:	18202	and	18279
Set #2 reporting numbers:	18256	and	18283
D&RGWRib2BayHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW 2024 D&RGW 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Cars

Shortly after the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad merged to form the Erie Lackawanna Railway in 1960, they invested heavily in modern equipment, including the "new" CF 51' Cylindrical Center-Flow Hoppers in an attempt to gain revenue from all the post-war era industrial complexes which were springing up around the urban areas of the northeastern USA.  Here was a railcar that could haul contemporary products like chemicals and plastics from city to city, as well as the more traditional commodities of grains, feeds, and fertilizers needed in the rural sections of the Northeast and Great Lakes areas.  Here is a very prototypical model of these early Erie Lackawanna ACF Center-Flow Hoppers which were seen in abundance for the next thirty plus years, including the Penn Central and CONRAIL periods, throughout that expansive region.

ELCylHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #1030 EL Cylindrical Hopper Two-Pack

The second June 2009 offering from Full Throttle is a 51' ACF Center-Flow Cylindrical hopper car marked for ERIE LACKAWANNA.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., have mineral red painted bodies, white printing and the large ERIE LACKAWANNA logo.  They are equipped with roller bearing trucks and working knuckle couplers.  These cars will arrive in two-packs. with two different reporting numbers:
Set #1 reporting numbers:	20002	and	20023
ELCylHoppers1 ELCylHoppers2
(photos courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #1030 EL Cylindrical Hoppers

These June '09 FT hopper releases are really well-detailed and should be very popular with all Z Scalers ... great to run or collect.  Again, Will thanks you so much for all the Zeeriffic support you have given Full Throttle and sends his very best to you!


(19 May 2009) Mid-May 2009 (second May) Offering - The Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern USA holds vast deposits of coal.  FT presents four open rib-side twin hoppers in their Steam-Diesel Era liveries, representing rail lines that delivered the "black fuel" from the mines and breakers of the central Appalachians to cities and seaports of America's Atlantic coast.

AppalachianMap
(image courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

  [Ed.'s Note - we again depart from recent FT style here with a four-pack of
single-themed cars from four different roads:]

VIRGINIAN RAILWAY
VGNAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2019 VGN 12757 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car

LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE
L&NAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2023 L&N 89659 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car

WESTERN MARYLAND
WMAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2025 WM 10802 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car

NORFOLK & WESTERN
N&WAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2020 N&W 84179 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car


Full Throttle presents "Collector Pack #2." Last Summer, the Collector Pack #1 turned out to be a very successful release.  This Spring comes APPALACHIAN DRAGS, a 4-pack of open rib-side twin coal hoppers representing four of the major rail lines that traveled in and out of the central Appalachian mountain range hauling coal, in never ending drags, from the interior to power companies, cities and ports along the Atlantic seacoast of the USA!  The models in these special four-packs all have new reporting numbers, different from any released before and the Western Maryland livery bears the ball logo, which has never before been released at all.  The models are weighted, sport Bettendorf trucks with knuckle couplers, sharp printing, and custom coal loads.  The cars are packaged in clear plastic boxes, with foam cradles, and special liners and labels showing pertinent information.

Again, Will thanks so much for all the Zeeriffic support you have given Full Throttle and sends his very best to you!

VGNAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

L&NAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

WMAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

N&WAppDragsHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)


(07 May 2009)  Here are the May 2009 offerings from Full Throttle.  In order to keep producing hoppers from many different and unique Rail Lines, FT's limited runs are even more limited.  This month's offerings of the AC&Y twin-bay and AGWAY cylindrical hoppers are only offered as 2-packs. with two different reporting numbers in each, and in fact there are only 45 of each 2-pack available.  If any of these very short runs is so successful to be in further demand, Will will surely make another run later on with different reporting numbers.  As always, Will is very thankful for your support!

May, 2009
33' Open Two-bay Rib-side Hopper Car
WDW #2027 AC&Y (Akron, Canton & Youngstown)
New Twin Bay Hopper from Full Throttle

and
51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper Car
WDW #1029 AGWAY
New Cylindrical Hopper from Full Throttle

The Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad (ACY) was a railroad that existed between 1907 and 1982, running from Mogadore west to Delphos, Ohio in the USA.  On October 16, 1964, the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) acquired control of the AC&Y, though it continued to operate separately until it was merged on January 1, 1982. The N&W sold remaining trackage between Mogadore and Carey, OH, to the new Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway on May 17, 1990.

Open Rib-Side 33' 2-Bay Hopper

ACYRib2BayHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2027 Akron, Canton & Youngstown 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car

51' ACF Center-Flow Cylindrical Hopper

AGWAYCylHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #1029 AGWAY 51' ACF Center Flow Cylindrical Hopper Cars

AGWAY is one of the largest distributors of home, garden and farm agricultural products in the USA.  When the Cylindrical Hoppers began to appear in 1961, they were perfect for hauling many AGWAY commodities, namely seeds, grains, fertilizers and feeds!  AGWAY is presently a division of Southern States, Cooperative, Inc.

Dear Z Friends, this month, May, '09, FT features the ACY Twin Rib and AGWAY Cylindrical hoppers!

Here's two May, 2009 offerings from Full Throttle.  The first, a 33' two-bay rib-side hopper car marked for the Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted black to a slight sheen inside and out.  They sport Bettendorf trucks with knuckle couplers, feature white printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several sized fonts and include the large circular ACY herald.  These Full Throttle hopper cars will be sold to dealers in 2-packs with two different reporting numbers and there are only 45 of these 2-packs available!

ACYRib2BayHop2Box
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2027 AC&Y 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper 2-Pack
Set #1 reporting numbers:  7023 and 7059
The second May, 2009 offering from Full Throttle is a 51' ACF Center-Flow Cylindrical hopper car marked for AGWAY.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., have gray painted bodies, black printing and the famous AGWAY logo.  They are equipped with Roller Bearing trucks and knuckle couplers.  These Full Throttle hopper cars will be sold to dealers in 2-packs with two different reporting numbers and there are only 45 of these 2-packs available!

AGWAYCylHop2box
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #1029 AGWAY Cylindrical Hopper Two-Pack
Set #1 reporting numbers:  51917 and 51939
These are very limited-sized runs.  All FT cars are weighted and wear knuckle couplers.  These May, '09 FT hopper releases are really well-detailed and should be very popular with all Z Scalers ... great to run or collect.  Again, Will thanks you so much for all the Zeeriffic support you have given Full Throttle and sends his very best to you!

AC&YOpenRibSide33Hoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

AGWAYCylHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)


(20 Apr 2009 - Second April Offering)  Due to our restrictive economic climate, you may notice some changes regarding Full Throttle offerings; Will wishes to keep producing hoppers from many different and unique rail lines, so that Z Scale runner and collector, alike, might enjoy our diversified North American railroad history.  In order to accomplish this goal, he has had to severely cut back on his quantities.  Thus, already limited runs may become even more limited.  This month's offering of the NKP is such an example.  It is only offered as a 2-pack, with two different reporting numbers, and, in fact, there are only 45 of these 2-packs available.  If any of these very short runs is so successful as to be in short demand, Will will surely make another run later on with different reporting numbers.  He hopes that by abbreviating his production, he can continue to offer a nifty large range of hopper cars representing a myriad of US railroads.  Thanks for your understanding, and as always, Will is very grateful for your support!

The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (NKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, was a railroad that operated in the mid-central USA, having extensive networks through Ohio and Indiana.  It's nickname, "Nickel Plate Road", was adopted during the 1880's due to it's "glittering" prospects and substantial financial backing which had many Ohio cities vying for the rail line to pass through them.  The railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.  Its primary connections included Buffalo, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Toledo, Ohio.  The Nickel Plate Railroad was constructed in 1881 along the South Shore of the Great Lakes connecting Buffalo, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.  In 1964, the Nickel Plate Road and several other mid-western carriers were merged into the larger Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W), to form a more competitive and successful system serving 14 US states and the Canadian province of Ontario on more than 7,000 miles of railroad.  The profitable N&W was itself combined with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier, to form Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) in 1982.

Second APRIL 2009 Offering
New Offset-Side Twin Bay from Full Throttle
33' two-bay offset-side hopper car
NKPOffHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3018 NICKLE PLATE ROAD
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad

This month, April, 2009, FT features the Nickel Plate Road!  Here's the second April 2009 offering from Full Throttle.  It's a 33' two-bay offset-side hopper car marked for the Nickel Plate Road.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted black to a slight sheen inside and out, sport Bettendorf trucks with knuckle couplers, and feature white printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several sized fonts and include the large Nickel Plate Road logo.  These Full Throttle hopper cars were produced as 2-packs with two different reporting numbers.

NKPOffHop2pk
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3018 NKP 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Two-Pack
Set #1 reporting numbers: 61224 and 61288
NKPOffHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3016 L&N 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hoppers


(07 Apr 2009)  Here's a LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE blue offset-side hopper featuring yellow "SPEED" lettering.  These will be of special interest to the Z Scale hobbyist involved with Appalachian and southern USA modeling.

APRIL 2009
New Offset-Side Twin Bay from Full Throttle
33' two-bay offset-side hopper car
L&NOffHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3016 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (LN) was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast USA.  Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, operated under one name continuously for 132 years, became one of the premier southern US railroads, and extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, ultimately building a network of nearly 7,000 miles of track.  The network reached from Ohio and Missouri to Louisiana and Florida.  Ironically, in 1902, financial speculations by financier J.P. Morgan delivered control of the L&N to the rival Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.  In 1971, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, the successor to Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, purchased the remainder of the L&N shares it did not already own, and Amtrak took over the passenger service.  By 1982, Seaboard System Railroad absorbed the L&N, and in 1986, Seaboard System Railroad changed its name to CSX Transportation (CSX), which now owns and operates the former Louisville and Nashville railroad lines.

Open Offset-Side 33' 2-Bay Hopper
WDW #3016 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE

This month, April, 2009, FT features the LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE!

Here's the April, 2009 offering from Full Throttle.  It's a 33' two-bay offset-side hopper car marked for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted blue to a slight sheen inside and out.  They sport Bettendorf trucks with knuckle couplers, feature yellow printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several sized fonts and include the large "SPEED" "L&N" logo.

L&NOffHop2pk
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3016 L&N 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Two-Pack
Set #1 reporting numbers: 60002 and 60058
Set #2 reporting numbers: 60027 and 60097
L&NOffHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3016 L&N 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hoppers


New Full Throttle Release for March 2009

(26 Feb 2009)  This month, March, 2009, FT features the COLORADO & SOUTHERN!

Here's a COLORADO & SOUTHERN open rib-side hopper featuring the red rectangle "Burlington Route" logo.  These will be of special interest to the Z Scale hobbyist involved with C&S, CB&Q, BN, ATSF and BNSF modeling.

C&SOpenRib2Bay33Hop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2021 Colorado & Southern (Burlington Route) 33' Open Rib-Side 2-Bay Hopper Cars

The Colorado & Southern Railway was a railroad company in the Western United States that operated independently from 1898 to 1908, then as part of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad until it was absorbed into the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1981.  The C&S ran track all through central Colorado and up into central Wyoming.  Towards the South, it ran through the northeast corner of New Mexico, and down into Texas as far east as Ft. Worth and Dallas.

Here's the March, 2009 offering from Full Throttle.  It's a 33' two-bay rib-side hopper car marked for the Colorado and Southern Railway.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted deep wine red to a slight sheen inside and out, and equipped with custom Hay Bros. Garage coal loads. They sport Bettendorf trucks with knuckle couplers, feature white printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several sized fonts and include the large "Everywhere West" lettering, plus the familiar red rectangle "Burlington Route" logo.  These Full Throttle hopper cars will be offered in 4-packs with four different reporting numbers:

C&SOpenRib2Bay33Hop2pack
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2021 Colorado & Southern (Burlington Route) 33' Open Rib-Side Hopper 2-Pack
Set #1 reporting numbers:	18001	and	18045
Set #2 reporting numbers:	18023	and	18078
C&SOpenRibSide33Hoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

This March 2009 FT C&S Hopper release is really well-detailed and should be very popular with all Z Scalers ... great to run or collect.


SECOND FEBRUARY 2009 RELEASE!

Brrrrrr!  It's cold out there!  Hope this month's offering will keep you warm.  It's a Reading model featuring the red rectangle and "black diamond" logo.  Thanks as always!  -  Uncle Will

FEBRUARY, 2009
(regular issue)
New Offset-Side Twin Bay from Full Throttle
33' two-bay offset-side hopper car
WDW #3012 READING

The Reading Company, usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states.  Until the decline in anthracite loadings from the Pennsylvania Coal Region after World War II, it was one of the most prosperous corporations in the United States.  However, the reduced coal traffic, coupled with highway competition and short hauls, forced it into bankruptcy in the 1970s.  The Reading Company's railroad was merged into Conrail in 1976, but the corporation lasted into 2000, disposing of real estate holdings.

RDGOffHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3012 READING 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper

note-rt.gif - if you think this is just a re-run of an older READING hopper offering, it is NOT!  The earlier issue was WDW #2005, a READING Rib-Side twin-bay hopper, whereas the present issue is a different style car altogether, a WDW #3012 READING Offset-Side twin-bay hopper!  that earlier ssue was a rib-side hopper with traditional READING lettering, whil(e)(st) this one is an offset-side hopper with SPEED lettering.  Hopefully, this will forestall any confusion in the matter; Will urges you to take advantage of this brand new offering from FT, especially those Z Folks who model the READING RAILROAD!  Here are pix of the two side by side:

Earlier 2007 FT release ~ Rib-Side (HTJ) || Current 2009 FT release ~ Offset-Side (HTV) 2007Rdg2BayRibHop 2009Rdg2BayOffHop
(photos courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #2005 READING Rib-Side  ||  WDW #3012 READING Offset-Side
33' Open Twin-Bay Hoppers

You can easily see the differences between the two FT issues; thanks for your attention!

RDGOffHop2pk
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3012 READING 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Two-Pack

These Full Throttle hopper cars are packaged as 2-packs, with four different reporting numbers:
Set #1 reporting numbers: 86002 and 86032
Set #2 reporting numbers: 86024 and 86033
RDGOffHoppers
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3012 READING 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hoppers

The READING is one of Will's favorite RRs, since he used to live very near to that Pennsylvania city, and it is well modeled in that area.  This is a limited-sized run, and he expects it to be in demand.

This second February 2009 FT Hopper Release is really well-detailed and should be very popular with all Z Scalers ... great to run or collect.  Again, Will thanks you so much for all the Zeeriffic support you have given Full Throttle and his very best to you!  Stay warm!


COMING IN FEBRUARY 2009

Will Wright has just completed a small and most wonderful run of hopper cars for Z Scale Hobbyists.  Production has been sponsored, and models will be distributed, by Ztrack Magazine and is their "2009 Subscriber Car Special Offering".  This offer is being sent to our many FT friends around the world, so they may be aware of this forthcoming issue.  Will is sure most of you are Ztrack Magazine subscribers, but certainly to those FT faithful collectors, clubs and individual clients, he urges you to contact Rob Kluz at Ztrack Magazine Ltd. for more information about this nifty new Full Throttle Z Scale tribute to the Railroads of the American Heartland.  "Thanks so much!  Uncle Will"

monblkgd.jpg

2009 "SPECIAL OFFERING"

ztrklogo.jpg  monrdgld.gif

The MONON Railroad (CIL, MON), known as the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway from 1897 to 1956, operated almost entirely within the state of Indiana, earning it's name due to the convergence of it's four main routes in Monon, Indiana.  It derived it's official paint schemes, red/white and black/gold from the six colleges and universities served by MONON's main line.  The MONON was merged into the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) in 1971, and much of the former MONON right of way is operated today by CSX Transportation.  Ztrack and Full Throttle are proud to present the hopper cars used by this Icon of midwest railroading to Z Scale hobbyists everywhere.

Open, 33-Foot, 2-Bay Offset-Side Hoppers
WDW #3014R CIL

MONON/CILRed33Offset2BayHop
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville

WDW #3015B MON

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These 33-Foot MONON Open, 2-Bay Offset-Side Hopper models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted to a slight sheen, inside and out.  The printing, in several sized fonts, is immaculate, tiny and clean, and features the neat "Hoosier Line" logo. All FT cars are weighted and wear knuckle couplers (this MONON issue comes equipped with the new AZL Bettendorf trucks with metal wheels and Auto-Latch couplers)!

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As always, these Full Throttle models will come packaged in FT 's clear plastic cases with gray foam cradles.  There is railroad and model information printed on the colorful liners.  Every case will contain one red and one black MONON hopper car, each 2-pack set will have cars with different reporting numbers.

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(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

Set #1 reporting numbers:  CIL 4102 and MON 41563
Set #2 reporting numbers:  CIL 4124 and MON 41566
Ztrack will be marketing these models by the 2-pack or 4-pack, whichever you prefer.  There will be an insert with details in the upcoming issue of Ztrack Magazine, with pricing and forms for pre-orders.  Also, in the next few days (as of this release), John Cubbin will be adding an online order page to Ztrack.com so you can place your order at the Ztrack website!  Rob Kluz will have all the information you will be needing in the next issue of Ztrack Magazine, so please take note not to miss out on this choice Ztrack/Full Throttle collaboration.

Will thanks you again and hopes you will be as enthusiastic about this swell MONON Ztrack "Special Offering" as he is!

MONON/CIL33Offset2BayHopTrain
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)


[07 Jan 2009]  "Dear Z Scale Friends,

Happy New Year!  I'm hoping that 2009 will be a resounding success for us all.  Many new and nifty Z Scale offerings will be coming from Full Throttle and I think a lot of Z Scale Folks will be very happy, indeed!  I've had countless requests for this month's hopper livery.  It's a B&O model featuring the older "Capital" logo.  As always, I appreciate your enthusiasm and support!  Uncle Will"

JANUARY, 2009

New Offset-Side Twin Bay Hopper from Full Throttle

33' two-bay offset-side hopper car
WDW #3013 Baltimore and Ohio

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.  It's dates of operation: 1830 - 1987.  The B&O headquarters were located in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Railroad ran from New York City, New York, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., to Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri.  In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation."  It is now part of the CSX network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the world [the Thomas Viaduct* - SB,III].

Open Offset-Side 33' 2-Bay Hopper

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(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
WDW #3013 BALTIMORE & OHIO 33' Open Offset-Side 2-Bay Hopper Car

WDW #3013 BALTIMORE & OHIO - This month, January, '09, FT features the B&O!

Here's the January 2009 offering from Full Throttle; it's a 33' two-bay offset-side hopper car marked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  The models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted black to a slight sheen inside and out.  They sport Bettendorf trucks with working knuckle couplers, feature white printing, immaculate, tiny and clean, in several sized fonts, and the wonderful "Capital" logo.  These Full Throttle hopper cars are packaged as 6-packs, with six different reporting numbers:

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(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)
Set #1 reporting numbers:	640501	and	640528
Set #2 reporting numbers:	640522	and	640533
Set #2 reporting numbers:	640526	and	640537
B&O33Offset2BayHopTr
(photo courtesy of Full Throttle - all rights reserved)

The B&O RR is very popular, modeled by many hobbyists throughout the USA and Europe, and is today part of the CSX mergers.  This January FT Hopper Release is really well detailed and should be very popular with all Z Scalers...great to run or collect.  "Again, thanks so much for all the Zeeriffic support you have given Full Throttle and my very best to you!

Happy New Year!
Faithfully,
Will"

[* - Spanning the Patapsco River and Patapsco Valley between Relay and Elkridge in Maryland, started on 04 Jul 1833, and completed on 04 Jul 1835, the Thomas Viaduct is the first multi-span masonry railroad bridge in the United States and the first to be built on a curve.  It was the largest bridge in the nation in its day and today it remains the world's largest bridge of its kind, as well as the world's oldest multiple arched stone railroad bridge.  The Thomas Viaduct is still in use today, making it one of the oldest railroad bridges still in service.  {after Wikipedia)].



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[Will is as American as apple pie and an earlier Germanicization,
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