CN 382000-382699 MIL 4550cf covered hopper


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CN 382000-382699 MIL 4550cf covered hopper

Prototype Description:

Marine Industries Limited built the 4550 cf 4-bay covered hopper to meet the needs of the

Canadian Government’s increased demand for grain and potash transportation capacity.

MIL’s 4550cf hoppers were built between November 1972 and October 1985. They’ve

worn a wide range of colorful paint and lettering schemes over the years and these

iconic cylindrical hoppers can still be found all across North America today.

The car design is based on a 263,000 pound gross rail load and AAR Plate C clearance

diagram with an empty weight of 63,200 pounds. Outside length is 59 ft with an extreme

height of 15 ft, an extreme width of 10 ft 8 in and a trough opening of 43 ft 6 in.

Cars are equipped with two types of Procor Toggle lock gates – the early unique

spiral cog design and the later Procor O1M articulated linkage design. Vibrator

bracket pads are located on the right side of the car only.

These cars have angled end panels (wider at the top than at the bottom),

short sill notches (about the width of the side ladders), L-shaped or V-shaped

short vertical end braces, 10 welded side panels, 14 roofwalk supports, narrow

triangular support on the end roofwalk step and an angled jack pad. Brake

equipment is generally mounted low on the shear plate; some cars have the

brake reservoir mounted halfway up the end sheet on the B-end.

Car Specifications:

Reporting Marks: CN

Running Number Series: 382000-382699

Owner/Lessor: Canadian National Railway

Rail Car Type: Grain/Potash Hopper

Manufacturer: Marine Industries Limited (MIL)

Capacity (cubic feet): 4,550

Gate Type: Gravity Discharge

Phase: N/A

Model Specifications:

Realistically animated hoppers gates and hatches

Detailed rivets, huckbolts, hex bolts, brake wheel, brake chain, and much more

Procor Toggle Lock discharge gates

Dofasco Barber S-2 36 inch trucks with truck mounted brakes

Custom scripting features include:

Opening and closing of gates and hatches

Prototypical, randomly assigned running numbers

3 random skins

LODs – number of polys

LOD1 — 203,997

LOD2 — 133,385

LOD3 — 39,069

LOD4 — 7,601

Includes products:

Alfalfa, Alfalfa Pellets, Barley, Citrus Pellets, Corn, Corn Starch, Corn Hominy Feed,

Cottonseed Meal, Cottonseed Meats, Flaxseed Whole, Flour, Linseed Meal, Linseed Whole,

Livestock Feed, Malt, Molasses Feed, Oats, Peanuts Shelled, Peas, Raw Sugar,

Refined Sugar, Rice Hulled, Rye, Rye Feed, Sorghum Seed, Soy Bean Meal,

Soybeans, Starch Granules, Starch Powder, Wheat, Wheat Grain, Canola Meal


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