Sign In for the best experience.
Create an account here.
Free Shipping on orders over $99!
Your cart is empty.
SMS Text Alerts
Email Sign Up
Contact Us Form
Let us take some of the stress out of holiday gift buying this season by giving you more time to qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments on purchases are available 10/8/2022 until 12/25/22. If an item you buy has a price reduction before Christmas, we will credit the difference upon request, so you can shop confidently knowing your price is guaranteed.
All credits will be issued as Loyalty Club Points on your Tower Hobbies account.
In the early 1980’s sodium chlorate began to replace chlorine as a bleaching agent in the paper
making process. Historically, sodium chlorate had been transported in solution form in tank cars.
With significant increase in demand, a more efficient delivery method was needed. Transportation
in crystal form by covered hopper car was a natural solution. However, a means to address the
corrosive properties of sodium chlorate was required.
Procor took on the challenge to come up with an alternative and went on to develop an allaluminum construction covered hopper car. Parallel in concept to the aluminum bodied wheat board covered hopper previously built by National Steel Car (NSC), the Procor engineered car
incorporated two fundamental design changes; lower cubic volume, due to higher commodity
density (3,000 cu. ft. compared to 4,100 cu. ft.) and upgrade from 70 ton (220,000 lb Gross Rail
Load) to 100 ton (263,000 lb Gross Rail Load).
Over the years Procor would assemble a fleet of more than 1,300 aluminum sodium chlorate
service covered hopper cars, a portion of which was constructed by NSC and Thrall. The Rapido
version is representative of later production cars fitted with steel gull wing end structures.
The points displayed will be earned based on your membership level, and the cost value of the product. Be sure you Sign In to your account to see the most accurate points estimate for your purchase. Points are awarded and available for use once your order entire has shipped complete.
Points displayed here do not include bonus points for select products. If the product is marked with the Bonus Points Badge below, you will earn the extra bonus points listed in the banner in addition to the calculated points displayed.
Not a Club Member? Click Here to learn more about the
free Standard Club Membership, or earn points faster by signing up for our Super Saver Club Membership!