33' 2 bay offset hopper

Interior detailing on the sides and what heap shield / end panels do you want?

Poll ended at Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:44 pm

Very important
2
12%
Doesn't matter
4
24%
flat ends
3
18%
curved ends
1
6%
angled ends
2
12%
notched curved
2
12%
notched angled
3
18%
 
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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby TiTan downunder » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:00 am

Tom - sorry, yes, did miss your point about doing things to standards. I really wasn't thinking along those lines when the drawings were done. More that I knew the Mueller wheelsets were always available and come in both standard European flange size and RP-25 profile. Having purchased from them, many times over the last few years, availability and delivery has never been a problem.
I could get wheelsets done in China but, the quantity required to make it viable is ridiculous. I'm quite happy to help another TT manufacturer sell his product especially if it encourages him/her to do other items that might be of use as well. I don't know why they started doing RP-25 wheels but I'm very glad they did.

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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby Bernd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:00 am

TiTan downunder wrote:>> What size screws should be used to attach the trucks to the hopper car frame? <<

Sorry, but, I don't know if there is a screw that will fit. They were designed to use the push in pins supplied.

Being an old N scaler I figured the pins were the way to go, as it saved a lot of hassles trying to find screws to fit and the pin system has worked well for N scale for many decades.

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Fasteners are not that hard to find. I used Micro Fastener's for all my needs.

https://www.microfasteners.com/

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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:52 am

Great link Bernd, thx.
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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby Bernd » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:09 am

ConducTTor wrote:Great link Bernd, thx.


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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby TiTan downunder » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:38 am

Bernd - thanks for the link - VERY useful.

>> What size screws should be used to attach the trucks to the hopper car frame? <<

OK good news - scratching around looking for parts I found some Kadee HO nylon screws AND they work.
They have a narrow head which fits nicely inside the recess of the trucks and just need to be shortened to a total length, including the head, to 5mm or 0.200" . They will self tap into the mounting hole quite easily and so far show no signs of working loose.
Walthers part # 380-256 packet of 12.

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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby Sventton » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:46 am

Thanks Ian, I will give the included pins a first shot, they should work fine. :thumbup:
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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby j p » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:43 pm

I can report some progress:

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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 pm

j p wrote:I can report some progress:

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That is very gorgeous.
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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby TiTan downunder » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:21 pm

Finally back "on the air " after some major computer problems. Have taken some rather poor shots of the freight cars I've just finished, including some hoppers, over the winter period.

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Done using JP's decals


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Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Postby TiTan downunder » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 pm

P&WV car done using decals organised via Mr Bill Mosteller @ Great Decals. These were printed by Rail Graphics.
They were re-scaled from his N scale set. I have these decals for sale if anybody's interested.
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