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Blackstone Models B340227W, HOn3 D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Car #5578, Weathered


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MSRP: $75.95


Blackstone Models HOn3 D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Car
B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald #5578, Weathered

Blackstone Models Item # B340227W

The 2012 release of Blackstone Models HOn3 D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Cars includes six new road numbers. This release featuress two body styles — B2/3 and B2/6 — which represent the appearance of the cars after they were rebuilt by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

Also known as the simpler “early style,” the B2/3 style was the predominant look after the rebuild in 1926. It is decorated with D&RGW lettering and the road number.

The B2/6 style, or “later style” implemented in 1939, has three additional lettering boards sporting D&RGW lettering, the road number and the Flying Grande herald.

Freshly shopped cars are painted a semi-gloss black, while some road numbers feature a matte black paint to represent the slight fading that occurs from a few years of exposure to heat and sunlight. They also are available with optional weathering.