Covered Hopper Walkways and Details

We have covered hopper walkways for the following types of cars
  • ACF
  • Canadian Grain Car
  • Pullman Standard
  • Airslide Covered Hoppers
  • Flexi-Flow covered hopper
  • FMC
  • Thrall
  • Trinity 100 Ton Cement
  • Trinity PD 5000 Car
  • Plastic Pellet Car
  • Hopper Topper Walkway

  • ACF

    Two walkway patterns are available for the Athearn 55 ft. center flow car.

    • Morton round pattern
    • Apex slotted pattern

    • There are several special features in these walkway kits.
    • There are holes in the appropriate corners for grab irons.
    • The frames are nothing more than strips of brass etched to size with score lines on them. At these score lines, the modeler is required to bend these strips, forming the risers to hold the walkways.
    • Spacing between risers can be set by the modeler to match a chosen
      prototype, or use the given locations on a supplied paper drill template.

      There are two different packaging configurations for the walkways.
    • The Morton round pattern walkways come with all risers the same width.
    • The Apex slotted pattern walkways come with two different width risers for the alternating configuration.

      Small platforms over the couplers are another feature included in these kits.
      They too have frames to hold them in place.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #110 ACF 55 ft. 4 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern-Athearn car $9.50
    #111 ACF 55 ft. 4 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern- Athearn car $9.50

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    If your needs require a different riser than the ones we supply in the above kits, we offer the risers separately. Package include enough risers for one car.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #118 Walkway Supports - ACF Covered Hopper - SAME width $2.00
    #119 Walkway Supports - ACF Hopper - TWO widths - Athearn $2.00

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    Detail Associates cf2970

    Three different one piece walkways for the Detail Assoicates 2 bay ACF 2970cf covered hopper are ready to drop on, after you add the supplied brass risers.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    076 ACF 2 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton - Detail Associates Car DISC
    #077 ACF 2 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex - Detail Associates Car - very few left DISC
    #078 ACF 2 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Gypsum - Detail Associates Car DISC

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    Trainman 3560

    For the Atlas Trainman ACF 3560 covered hopper, we have an Apex pattern walkway available. The kit includes a one piece walkway, brass walkway supports (two widths), coupler platforms, drill template and instructions.

    Here is a photo of a car built byDan Kohlberg


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #11036 CF 3560 Covered hopper walkway-Apex pattern-Atlas Trainman Car $8.50

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    2 bay 70 ton

    For the 70 ton 2 bay ACF hopper produced by Bowser, we have a replacement stainless steel walkway kit, which includes latteral platforms and a matching brake platform.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #091 ACF 2Bay 70 Ton Cv'd Hop WW-Apex-Bowser Car $ 4.00

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    3 bay cf4650

    Atlas and InterMountain both make models of the ACF 4650cf covered hoppers. And they both come with metal Apex pattern walkways. Just incase someone needs a Morton pattern walkway, we have one that will fit either manufacturers model. Kit includes walkway, brass supports, coupler platforms and a drill template.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #11041 3 Bay 4650 cf ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern view $8.50

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    Atlas also makes a ACF Center Flow PressureAide covered hopper model. The model comes with a Apex pattern metal walkway. But many of the prototypes have a Gypsum diamond pattern walkway on them. We have a replacement walkway kit available for this model with the Gypsum pattern. Replacement brass walkway supports and matching coupler crossover platforms are also supplied in the kit. Although this car doesn't match the model, we do have series of detail photos of a PressureAide car posted here. Maybe they will come in handy for your detailing project.

    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #11063 ACF Center Flow PressureAide Covered Hopper Walkway - Gypsum pattern view $9.25

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    Front Range ACF cars

    If you have any of the 2 or 3 bay ACF hoppers once produced by Front Range, we have a couple kits available to fit those models. These kits include a four piece Apex walkway, brass supports and couple platforms. The 2 bay kit can be used on the InterMountain 2980 cf car.

    SALE - We have discovered that we have an abundance of the #105 3 bay kits and need to reduce those. The online price of these kits are reduced to $6.00 each. And, if you are waiting for the #102 kits to come back (at $7.50 each) ( a limited supply available) , you might consider using the #105 kit. With the way these kits are constructed, a modeler could easily modify the #105 parts to fit a 2 bay car. Give it some thought.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #102 2 Bay ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Front Range car sold out
    #105 3 Bay ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Front Range car $6.00

    Every once in a while we are asked about walkway kits for the McKean/Front Range 4 bay ACF car. Kits for that car were done many years ago but were dropped from the line for several reasons. But, we have a hand full of those kits around here in a Morton pattern. If you still have some of those cars around and would like to update them with a Morton pattern walkway, we will sell what we have left. The original kits sold for $9.50, but these remaining kits are available for $6.00 each while they last.



    Qty Part# Description Price
    #107 4 Bay ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - McKean car $6.00

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    Atlas cf3510 cylindrical

    For the ACF cylindrical hopper produced by Atlas, we have several replacement stainless steel walkway kits, which includes brass replacement supports to hold the walkway in place. With these kits, you can modify the Atlas car to have any one of the 5 phases of roofwalks.

    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #096 ACF Cylindrical Covered Hopper Walkway w/supports - Atlas car ---- $ 12.25
    #10961 ACF cf3510 Phase III Cylindrical Covered Hopper Walkway w/11 supports-Atlas car ---- TBA
    #10962 ACF cf3510 phase IV Cylindrical Covered Hopper Walkway w/details - Mopac version - Atlas car read $ 14.50
    #10963 ACF cf3510 Phase V Cylindrical Covered Hopper Walkway and supports CSX style - Atlas car ---- TBA

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    Accurail 3 bay cf4600 ACF Covered hopper

    Several replacement walkways are available for Accurails 4600 cf covered hoppers. Kits come with a stainless steel walkway, brass walkway supports, coupler platforms and a drill template.

    Follow along as we attempt to build and super detail a couple of these cars. >click here<


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #11091 3 Bay 4600 cf ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - Accurail Model car view $ 11.25
    #11092 3 Bay 4600 cf ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Accurail Model car ----- $ 11.25
    #11093 3 Bay 4600 cf ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - EarlyGypsum pattern - Accurail Model car ----- $ 11.25
    #11094 3 Bay 4600 cf ACF Covered Hopper Walkway - LateGypsum pattern - Accurail Model car ----- $11.25

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    Canadian Grain Car

    For the Canadian Grain Car produced by InterMountian Railway, this one piece stainless steel roofwalk will fit right on the car with no special skills required. Coupler platforms are also a part of this kit.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #100 Canadian Grain Car Roofwalk - Apex pattern - InterMountain car view $ 11.25

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    If you have one of the ready to run cylindrical hoppers that already has a metal roofwalk but has plastic coupler crossover platforms, we have replacement platforms for this model available. Find them on our Brake Platforms Page

    Listed below is a Morton pattern roofwalk found on some Scoular Cylindrical Hoppers and maybe others as well.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #097 Cylindrical Hopper Walkway- Morton pattern - InterMountain car $ 11.25

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    AHM Flexi-Flow

    For those of you that are wanting to do a make over on the old AHM Flexi-Flow covered hopper, we have a detail kit for that car. The kit contains a walkway and supports, new end ladders, new corner stanchions with curved grabs, new stirrup steps, a new brake stand and a brake platform.
    Here are a few prototype detail photos of a flexi-flow car provided by Tom Stebly.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #10930 Flexi-Flow Covered Hopper Walkway and details - AHM car view $ 14.50

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    Pullman Standard

    Available for MDC's PS2 2 Bay hopper and ConCors (or E&B Valley) PS2 3 Bay hopper are Apex pattern walkways. To give the modeler more freedom for other projects, side platforms are NOT attached to the main walkway. The MDC 2 Bay also has a U.S. Gypsum expanded metal walkway available like those used by the UP.

    There is also a one piece walkway available that will fit on the Atlas (now Trainman) PS2 2 bay covered hopper model. With the side latteral platfroms attached to the main running board, minimum effort is required to upgrade your model.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #089 PS2 2 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - MDC car $3.50
    #089-3 PS2 2 Bay Walkways (#089) - Three per package - MDC car $8.00
    #10891 PS2 2 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Atlas car $3.50
    #090 PS2 2 Bay Covered Hopper UP Walkway - Gypsum pattern - MDC car $3.50
    #092 PS2 3 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - ConCor car $4.50

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    2 Bay Cement

    This kit consists of walkways only and utilizes the support risers already molded on the roof of the Wm. K. Walthers car. Please note that these roofwalks fit the original version of the Walthers cement hoppers. There are four parts to this roofwalk kit. If you have one of the newer Trinity 100 ton 2 bay Cememt Hoppers with the one piece walkway, we have a walkway kit for that model. You will find that kit in the Trinity car section farther down on this page.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #086 2 Bay Covered Cement Hopper Roofwalk - Morton pattern - Wm. K. Walthers car $5.75

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    3 Bay

    The Athearn 54 ft PS, Walthers PS2CD and Proto2000s 4427 covered hopper walkway kits include brass walkway supports and coupler/brake platforms. Notice that kits 087 and 088 fit either the Wm. K Walthers low hip or Proto 2000's high side model. If you are going to be adding more than one or two of our walkway kits to the 4427 cars, one of our #10889 stainless drill templates will greatly aid you in the drilling of the support holes. A paper drill template is supplied with each walkway kit, but the metal template speeds up the process and adds accuracy.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #085 54 ft. 4740 PS 3 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Athearn car view $ 11.25
    #087 4427 PS2CD 3 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - WKW & P2K car ----- $ 12.50
    #088 4427 PSCD 3 Bay Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - WKW & P2K car view $ 12.50
    #10878 4427LS Covered Hopper Roofwalk - CNW version - Apex pattern - WKW or EXR car view $ 11.25

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    PS2 4427 Low Side End Frames and Details

    Not all PS2 4427 covered hoppers have high mounted brake wheels. Some of them have low mounted brake wheels. At least two, Milwaukee and CNW second photo had the low mounted brake wheels with end posts pointing in toward the car. These two kits are designed to detail the Wm. K Walthers low side car. The kits can be used on the ExactRail model, but factoring in the costs of the two cars and the results of the conversion, The WKW car is the better choice in our opinion. Our kits differ in their configuration. The 10875 kit will only detail one car. But this kit includes a brass drill template. There are around 100 holes to drill in the car to add all the details in this kit. This drill template will firmly hold the plastic corner posts and the end and side frames in place. It is important to keep everything straight and square while drilling for this conversion. The 10876 kit has enough parts to build two cars but the drill template is paper. If you are comfortable with the paper template (think about it) then this kit might be for you. Or, start with the single car kit and then do additional cars with the two car kit. If you are doing the CNW car, you will want to get our #10878 Roofwalk kit. And our #10889 stainless walkway drill template will also work on these cars. Here is a batch of photos showing preproduction test parts applied to both manufacturers models. Oh yeah, these kits include replacement end posts, Stirrup steps, Coupler crossover platforms, Rope pull loops, brass wire for grab irons and the NBWs. I would like to point out that there are some TLDX cars that have low mounted brake wheels. But they have end posts that point out. If I were going to build one of those cars, I would use the ExactRail undecorated kit and use the PS2 4740 end frames available from Tangent Scale Models. Here are some links showing a few TLDX cars. Please take note of the roofwalks. Yea, you will want to use our #10878 Roofwalk. TLDX 6134 TLDX 6211 TLDX 6508 TLDX 6715

    Additional model and prototype information can be found on our customer photos page There you can find a CNW model by Jeff Eggert and a 2 Bay PRR can built by Tom waag. There are also some prototype photos of some CNW cars that show these low brake wheel cars.


    4427 PS2CD Misc. Details
    Qty Part# Description Price
    #10875 PS2CD 4427cf Replace End Frames and details w/ Brass Template $8.50
    #10876 PS2CD 4427cf Replace End Frames and details for two cars $9.50

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    Loop Style Rope Pulls

    While these are listed in the 4427 details section, they could be used on any freight car needing replacement or new Loop style rope pulls. Each kit contains enough loops to do at least four cars. Stainless steel drill templates are also included

    4427 PS2CD Misc. Details
    Qty Part# Description Price
    #10874 Loop Style Rope Pulls w/ Template 4 sets $2.25

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    While building a few of the Proto2000 4427 PS2CD kits, I saw a few details that could be etched because either they were 'not quite there', or just cuz I could. These are parts I mainly developed for adding to my fleet of 4427 cars. But as long as I have them, why not make them available to the other modelers. note: the 10888 walkway supports are included in the 087 and 088 kits. They are available should they be needed for another project you are working on.


    4427 PS2CD Misc. Details
    Qty Part# Description Price
    #10879 Herald and lube plate placard set - CNW style - brass $3.50
    #10881 Replacement Outlet Gate Rails - Brass - P2K 4427 PS2CD $3.50
    #10882 Coupler Platforms w/ Brackets - Morton Pat. - 4 sets - P2K 4427 PS2CD $4.00
    #10883 Coupler Cut Bar Hanger Brackets w/templates - 4 sets - P2K 4427 PS2CD $2.50
    #10884 Rope Pull Plates w/ Drill Templates - 4 sets - P2K 4427 PS2CD $3.00
    #10885 Replacement Formed Trainline (1) with brass hangers - P2K 4427 PS2CD $2.75
    #10886 Train Line Hanger Brackets - brass - 4 sets - P2K 4427 PS2CD $2.25
    #10888 PS2 covered hopper roofwalk supports - brass $3.75
    4427 PS2CD Drill Template
    #10889 Stainless Steel Drill Template for 4427 PS2CD Covered Hopper $12.75

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    InterMountain PS2CD 4750 Cu. Ft.

      Two InterMountain PS 4750 Cu. Ft. covered hopper walkway kits are available in the Morton pattern.
    • #083 is an "original" type kit with a walkway like that of the one in the InterMountain kit.
    • #082 is a one piece walkway that represents the walkway applied by Trinity Ind.
      Kit 082 also contains new bolster side plates allowing the larger bolsters sometimes used on this prototype.

    • Two other kits for this car are based on Santa Fe Prototypes.

      Brass walkway supports and stainless steel coupler platforms are also part of kits.

      Please note: These walkway kits will NOT fit on the Accurail PS2CD 4750 model. Our walkways are slightly shorter.


    Qty Part # Description Instructions Price
    #082 4750 CF Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - Trinity style IRC car preview $9.00
    #083 PS 4750 Cu. Ft. Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - InterMountain car ---- $11.25
    #10831 PS 4750 Cu. Ft. Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - InterMountain car ---- $9.00
    #10832 PS 4750 Cu. Ft. Covered Hopper Walkway - Gypsum pattern - InterMountain car ---- $9.00

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    There are several cars on the market that have plastic walkway supports which can be updated with our PS 4750 supports. We have these available as a separate kit.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #10837 PS 4750 Covered Hopper Walkway Supports - brass ---- $ 4.50

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    Trinity built PS2CD 4750cf covered hoppers have a larger bolster side plate than those build by Pullman Standard. We have these available as a separate kit. They are easily added to your 4750cf car as an overlay.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #10828 PS 4750 Covered Hopper Bolster side Plates - Trinity style - set of 4 - brass ---- $ 2.75

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    Airslide Covered Hoppers

    Kits for Walthers single and 2 bay Airslide hoppers have slotted walkways featuring the separate side platforms. You will also find a Morton pattern walkway listed for the 50 ft. 2 bay car.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #095 Airslide Walkway - Single Bay Apex pattern - Walthers car $ 4.25
    #098 50 ft. Airslide Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - Walthers car $5.00
    #099 50 ft. Airslide Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - Walthers car $4.50

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    FMC

    One piece walkway kits for the MDC FMC covered hopper include brass risers and coupler platforms, just like our PS covered hopper kits.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #080 FMC Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - MDC car $12.25
    #081 FMC Covered Hopper Walkway - Apex pattern - MDC car $9.25

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    Thrall 4750 Car

    Do you have any of the Atlas Trainman Covered Hopper models you are wanting to detail? We can help with a kit that contains a Morton pattern roofwalk, matching coupler crossover platforms, and grab-irons for the corners of the roofwalk. The plastic supports on the roof of the model are utilized to make this a quick - drop-on roofwalk conversion.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #10790 Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - Atlas Trainman car preview $ 11.25

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    Trinity 100 Ton Cement 2 Bay Covered Hopper

    For the Walthers Gold Line Trinity 100 ton 2 bay cement covered hopper, we have a replacement Morton pattern walkway and matching coupler crossover platforms.


    Qty Part# Description Instructions Price
    #10868 100 ton Cement 2 bay covered hopper walkawy - Morton pattern - Walthers car view $ 6.50

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    Trinity PD 5000 Car

    This kit is a walkway and brake platforms only kit. Thanks to the people at Walthers, the risers are molded on the car, making this a "drop on" walkway! If you enjoy adding brass risers, our #119 ACF risers are an exact fit.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #114 PD 5000 Covered Hopper Walkway - Morton pattern - Walthers car $10.50

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    Standard Cars Plastic Pellet Car

    The plastic pellet car produced by Wm. K. Walthers is an easy car to replace the walkway. A quick pop off of the plastic walkway, smooth the walkway supports and glue the new walkway in place. The included coupler platforms mount in the same holes as the plastic platforms, so again a quick interchange.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #115 Standard cars Plastic Pellet Car walkway - Morton pattern - Wm. K. Walthers car $11.25

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    Hopper Topper Walkway

    For the Mckean Models Hopper Topper, this Gypsum pattern walkway can be glued to the plastic supports found on the topper. This is a one piece walkway and should be an easy update to your model.


    Qty Part# Description Price
    #10940 Hopper Topper Walkway - Gypsum pattern - McKean Models $ 10.00

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