Coming Summer 2023
G38 Ore Car
G38 Ore Car Kit Details:
First time in 1/87 HO Scale
Multiple road numbers
Accurately modeled to prototype drawings
Kit will include 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
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. The Oley Valley Railcar G38 Model will be available in both PRR and CR. PC versions will be available in later runs.
Retail Price - Kits
Single Cars - $TBD
Four Pack - $TBD
Twelve Pack - $TBD
Kits will begin shipping later this summer --
you will not be billed until your order is ready to ship!