Rivet Counter HO Scale Gunderson 5188cf Covered Hopper, Kansas City Southern/Belle

Product Description

Designed from builder blueprints, the all-new Gunderson-GIMSA/Concarril 5188 Cubic Foot Covered Hopper features all of the detail you have come to expect from our Rivet Counter line. The model features four different body styles, two different hatch types, three different outlet gate options, and numerous factory-applied parts. These cars are common in unit grain trains as well as mixed manifest freights and can often be found alongside Trinity 5161cf Covered Hoppers.


Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

Kansas City Southern/Belle
March 2018: new road numbers 286824, 286825, 286959, 286972, 286988, 287015
  • Correct covered hopper body for KCS Belle paint scheme
  • From series 286750-287049
  • Built 2007-2008 in Mexico at Gunderson Concarril
  • 10 intermediate panels, all the same width
  • Roping eyes mounted on the underside of the car bolster
  • Fiberglass Roof Hatches
  • Miner AutoLok II Gravity Outlets

    Additional Features

    • All-new model
    • Up to 21 different road numbers
    • Five different bodies
    • Two types of roof hatches
      • Metal
      • Fiberglass
    • Three styles of outlet gates
      • ATP 30 X 30 Gravity Outlets – grain
      • Miner AutoLok II Gravity Outlets – grain or plastic
      • Miner SaniLok  Gravity/Pneumatic Outlets – grain, sugar, or plastic
    • Photo-etched stainless steel see through roofwalk with metal grab irons
    • Photo-etched stainless steel see through end platforms
    • Factory-applied ladders with metal rungs
    • Factory-applied trainline pipe
    • Finely-detailed brake linkage, triple valve, cylinder, and actuator
    • Brake wheel, stand, and chain
    • Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E lower shelf knuckle couplers
    • ASF Ride Control trucks with finely rendered raised foundry data, rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
    • 36” machined metal wheels
    • Minimum radius: 18”
    • Recommended radius: 22”


    All Rivet Counter Freight Cars Feature

      • Fully assembled
      • Separately-applied metal grab irons
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Trainline hoses
      • Intricate brake plumbing
      • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
      • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
      • Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
      • Weighted to Industry standards
      • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
      • Packaging safely stores model



      Grain and grain products are one of the leading commodities hauled by railroads today. Typically carried in covered hoppers, designs have evolved over the years to increase the efficiency of handling this vital commodity. One of the more popular designs to emerge in recent years is the Gunderson-GIMSA/Concarril 5188cf Covered Hopper.

      The Gunderson 5188cf is a large 3-bay hopper that measures 58’ over the coupler centers and is built to fit within the Plate C clearance diagram. These all-steel cars feature a capacity of 5,188 cubic feet and are equipped with trough-style loading hatches for efficient loading. The hatch covers can either be made of metal or non-metal materials depending upon customer specifications. Each of its three bays features a 30” x 30” outlet opening, which can be outfitted with a variety of outlet types depending upon customer requirements and/or commodities to be handled.

      With the production of these cars starting in 2007, they have gone through several design changes including the quantity and width of panels used to construct the car sides, addition of two or four large horizontal ribs on the car sides, and placement and design of pulling loops.


      Retail: $49.99
      Our selling price: $39.99
      Quantity buy pricing available - see below

          SKU Road Number Price Quantity
          SXT30429 286754 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30430 286795 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30431 286800 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30432 286823 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30433 286830 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30434 286833 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30435 286840 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30436 286842 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30437 286850 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30438 286896 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30439 286944 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30440 286953 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30441 No # $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30818 286824 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30819 286825 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30820 286959 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30821 286972 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30822 286988 $39.99 Sold Out
          SXT30823 287015 $39.99 Sold Out

          Buy in bulk and save:

          Quantity Unit Price
          1-5 $39.99
          6-11 $37.99
          12+ $35.99