Athearn/Bev-Bel Covered Hoppers
Athearn/Bev-Bel Covered Hoppers...
Below are photos of my Athearn/Bev-Bel covered
hoppers. Bev-Bel is no longer in business,
that I know of. They made special paint
scheme on other manufacturers'
kits. They routinely used Athearn as the base for
their paint schemes. They generally did a better job
than the original manufacturer, and are a
good way to find decent decorated kits. I paid about $10 a piece for mine.
HC-27 Class (B&O 603000-199):
Chessie B&O 603136 (Purchased decorated at a hobby store)
HC-32 Class (B&O 603700-899):
Chessie B&O 603708 (Purchased decorated at a train show)