About the Quebec Central 'QC 77256 - Ex. NOPB' Paint Scheme:
The Quebec Central has acquired a colorful mix of FMC 5327 Boxcars with 12' plug doors. With information acquired from David Leeming, the QC cars "are still widely in use to haul refined lead and zinc from Teck Corp's smelter in Trail, BC to customers in the industrial heartland of the U.S. Midwest and rust belt areas further east, as well as in Ontario." These are also common sight in our neck of the woods as a local industry gets about one a week. Today these are now owned by Canadian Pacific and they are currently in the process of repainting these cars into a basic green scheme with CP reporting marks (to be done on a future production).
QC 77256 is a former New Orleans Public Belt car that we photographed here in Provo. Each unique side of the car was carefully matched to the prototype photos. This would be right at home on your present day layout.
Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Evolution Series
Coupler Type: Kadee #58
Truck Type: ExactRail 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control' Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels
Era: 2005 to Today
Region: North America
Minimum Radius: 22"
HO Scale: FMC 5327 12' Plug Door Boxcar - Quebec Central 'Ex. NOPB'