3-bay open hopper

Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby Marquette » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Melikes!

I'd think for weighting purposes a load could/would/should be added, so if the depths of the interior aren't exactly accurate, I don't think it would matter.

However, if this is to be sent to Shapeways, then the complex things like the bowed-out sides won't matter - the covered hopper is a one-piece object after all, bracing and all...
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby sd80mac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:13 pm

Well here's a question to modelers who would use this car:

Would you be opposed purchasing a loaded-only version of this car?
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:27 pm

@ sd80mac - are you going to do this car? It' seems like you're thinking about it. If that's the case let me know so I don't waste time on it.
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby sd80mac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Not at all Alex. By all means, feel free. The drawing I posted was only to test the concept and see if I could, or how I woud draw it. I want to wrap up this GP35 before I try something else. If I were to do a freight car, I would do something easier like a tankcar, boxcar, or gondola. I have started various other drawings in addition to the 35, but that is the main focus.

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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:04 pm

Ok, just making sure we're not doing parallel developments - waste of time.
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:26 pm

I see this guy uses a bunch of different trucks. What do you guys plan on using it with? I need to know so I design appropriately as my car designs use a slightly different height setting than the Gold Coast ones for example (my truck mounting points sit about 1mm higher than GC's). This may also dictate the height of the Dalman truck design (from the other thread).
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:29 pm

For the ones I plan to build, I'd be using the Dalmans (see the PM car! ;) ) and the GC trucks...
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:37 pm

Thanks - perfect answer, Ill design the trucks to the height of the GCs so either truck will mate appropriately with car.
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:43 pm

Quick look at the photos:

Dalman trucks: Pere Marquette, maybe Milwaukee
Bettendorf U section: Bangor & Aroostook, maybe Erie, maybe CP
ASF Ride Control (Gold Coast): Missouri-Illinois, CN maybe, CP maybe
National Type B: T&NO
Unknown Type 1: Rock Island
Unknown Type 2: Boston & Albany, NYC, DL&W
Unknown Type 3: Delray Connecting
Unique Bessemer type: B&LE.

The unknown type 2 having 3 springs, I'd probably use Dalmans as standins; the Delray car has trucks I haven't noted before, 2 coil springs outwards, two leaf springs inwards - strange, but I'll probably use the Dalman as a standin. For the others, I'd use the Gold Coast ASF truck as standins. But now that I look at it like this, I'll probably only be using the Dalmans under my triples...

Oh, and confirmation: the Minneapolis & St Louis 66001-66499 (odd numbers only) series is also a match, sadly no photos yet though. I'll keep digging.
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Re: 3-bay open hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:01 am

Guys, I'd wanted to do this car but the locomotive is taking a lot of time and effort so I'm putting it on hold indefinitely. If someone wants to crank it out, please do so. The Dalman trucks for it are almost done though - just a little more fighting with Shwys.....
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