HOn3 D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Cars


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
P.N. Road No. Description Price
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".