Our second premium instructions, for the USRA 55-Ton Hopper Car!
The USRA 55-Ton hopper was designed by the United States Railway Administration during World War I as a standardized hopper to be used by all railroads in order to aid the war effort. After WWI many railroads continued to use the USRA 55-Ton hoppers, as well as build many thousands more clones. The USRA hopper was in use on North American railroads from 1918 until the 1970’s
Our premium instruction kit contains the following:
1 professionally printed instruction book with full color instructions, part list, prototype information and building tips.
4 assembled wheel sets with ball bearing. Enough to build one car. These wheel sets come fully assembled, with ball bearings preinstalled in new LEGO® Technic bricks, custom sized axles to fit the bearings, washers to prevent wheels from rubbing the bricks and causing excess friction, and new LEGO train wheels.
Why use bearings? Because ball bearings provide excellent free rolling operation. Better than stock LEGO wheel sets. Less resistance means the rail car is easier to pull. And the easier a car is to pull the less strain on locomotives, and the more cars you can pull.
All you need to provide is the LEGO bricks from your own collection. Build the car in the color of your choice, or you can purchase decals to build the car in one of the following authentic railroad paint schemes bellow.
Model by Cale Leiphart, Instructions by Cale Leiphart and Glenn Holland
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