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.
* matte black paint
|2012 HOn3 D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Cars|
|B340226||5510||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald*||$67.95|
|B340226W||5510||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald, Weathered*||$75.95|
|B340227||5578||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald||$67.95|
|B340227W||5578||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald, Weathered||$75.95|
|B340228||5669||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald||$67.95|
|B340228W||5669||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald, Weathered||$75.95|
|B340229||5723||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald*||$67.95|
|B340229W||5723||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald, Weathered*||$75.95|
|B340230||5825||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald*||$67.95|
|B340230W||5825||B2/6 Style, Flying Grande Herald, Weathered*||$75.95|
|B340231||5605||B2/3 Style, 30s Era Lettering||$67.95|
|B340231W||5605||B2/3 Style, 30s Era Lettering, Weathered||$75.95|
Note: B2/3 Body Style was the predominant board and lettering style for these stock cars after the 1926 rebuild. B2/6 Body Style was implemented in 1939. "B2/3" and "B2/6" are the designations given to these stock car styles by Victor J. Stone in the book titled "Taking Stock".