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Now available
G38 Ore Car Kits

G38 Ore Car Kit Details:

  • First time in 1/87 HO Scale

  • Your choice of road name (PRR, Penn Central or Conrail). Cars are uniquely numbered.

  • Accurately modeled to prototype drawings.

  • Kit includes Kadee Couplers, trucks with metal wheels and Circus City decals. 

  • Fully 3D printed body and underframe.  

  • Kadee Couplers set to Kadee  Standard

  • Correct Crown Cast Trucks (PRR only)

  • Minimum recommended radius - 18"

  • Manufactured in the USA

Single Cars - $36 / 4-Pack - $140

12-Pack - $400

Email to order!

A Brief History

The G38 was the Pennsylvania Railroad's first purpose built car to move ore to steel mills from ports and mines.  The G38 was built in the PRR's Samuel Rea shops in Hollidaysburg, PA in 1960 to replace aging open-top hopper cars that were prone to leaking.  The PRR built 1,000 G38's, numbered 15000-15999.  These cars survived through the end of the PRR, Penn Central, and lasted on Conrail into the mid 1990's.  Oley Valley Railcar model kits will be available in all three road names.

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