Hopper car kit - type?

Hopper car kit - type?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:33 pm

The poll here new-na-car-models-t1911.html had a hopper car as the most wanted. What prototype hopper do you guys want? Let me know and I'll condense it down to one with a poll. I only want prototypes that served well past the steam era (it could have existed during steam but it must have been used after).
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:38 pm

How about the "Big John" hopper cars from the 1970's?
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby areibel » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:36 pm

I'd say a triple, something like this- http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/el32200agd.jpg
It's a pretty common style, you could make a generic version that could stand in for several prototypes? Plans are pretty common for several types also, if you're going to do a hopper.
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby CSD » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:25 am

A cylindrical hopper would be pretty cool.
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby Rob M » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:32 am

The actual type wouldn't matter to me but I would prefer something shorter as apposed to something longer. That way you can have more cars per foot and get the feeling of more "action" on a given layout.
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby scaro » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:24 am

areibel wrote:I'd say a triple, something like this- http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/el32200agd.jpg
It's a pretty common style, you could make a generic version that could stand in for several prototypes? Plans are pretty common for several types also, if you're going to do a hopper.


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the 14 panel is already done. these are printed with thicker sides and seem to withstand warping considerably better, maybe the ribs help too!

the one i got i ordered about six months ago and no noticeable problems. may be worth taking a punt and ordering one.
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby areibel » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:30 am

Yeah, I already have a couple of the different Shapeways cars, and a couple of the beauties that Bill D. produces. With all of those types available there (along with the old HP, GD, Kemtron,) I've got probably 8-9 different styles of them, at least a couple of each.. I personally am pretty much set for hoppers, but I'll buy a couple more. I guess everyone else in TT is modelling coal haulers!
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby richardedmonds » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Alex im happy and will commit to buy anything that others come up with
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby sd80mac » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:08 pm

I'll suggest the PS2 2-bay covered hopper as was discussed here: tt-nut-ps2-2-bay-covered-hopper-t831-110.html
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Re: Hopper car kit - type?

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:55 pm

sd80mac wrote:I'll suggest the PS2 2-bay covered hopper as was discussed here: tt-nut-ps2-2-bay-covered-hopper-t831-110.html


That would be a natural choice since I have the 3D for it done :)
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