Model #3

What type of hopper do you want - open or covered?

Open
3
33%
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6
67%
 
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Model #3

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:27 am

Gon is done and tank is moving along. 3rd model will be a hopper. Simple question: open top or covered? Open will be more expensive btw.
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Re: Model #3

Postby scaro » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:51 am

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Re: Model #3

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:21 am

What the hell is THAT? LOL! Insanity.....
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Re: Model #3

Postby areibel » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:13 pm

I say go for a closed one- there are several TT versions of an open hopper, but the only nice covered hopper is Ingo's
brass 50' airslide kit. There are several smaller ones that would fit from the 1960's and later.
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Re: Model #3

Postby scaro » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:07 pm

ConducTTor wrote:What the hell is THAT? LOL! Insanity.....


It's actually an American hopper, one of a number built for the Victorian Railways in Australia in the 1920s. They rebuilt them with steeper slope sheets and roofs for cement traffic. Later the roofs were removed but the sides kept, and they were used on gypsum traffic. This sort of rebuilding and recycling is very typical in Australia.

Well *I* think they're pretty cool :wink:

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Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:33 pm

scaro wrote:Well *I* think they're pretty cool :wink:

Ben


I didn't say they're not cool. Just kind of crazy :)
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Re: Model #3

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:11 pm

"3rd model will be a hopper. Simple question: open top or covered? "

If you want to do a transition era car the pullman standard PS2 covered hopper would be a good choice, they came in both 2 bay and 3 bay versions so you could get two models with just a little more work. For a later era car an ACF centerflow type would be the most common, they also came in 2, 3, and 4 bay versions and trough or round hatches so you get get a lot of variety with a few changes to the plans....dave
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Re: Model #3

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:33 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:"3rd model will be a hopper. Simple question: open top or covered? "

If you want to do a transition era car the pullman standard PS2 covered hopper would be a good choice, they came in both 2 bay and 3 bay versions so you could get two models with just a little more work. For a later era car an ACF centerflow type would be the most common, they also came in 2, 3, and 4 bay versions and trough or round hatches so you get get a lot of variety with a few changes to the plans....dave


Great suggestions Dave. Thanks!
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Re: Model #3

Postby Taxari » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:54 pm

Hello, greetings from germany.
I would prefer a covered hopper too. So i could use the detailing parts from schwaetzer

http://www.siggis-modellbahn-shop.de/sc ... /index.htm
US-Modelle
10-0906

to finished it into a fine model. I don't know the length from the pullman standard PS2 covered hopper but 50' would be o.k. for that project.

Thanks and sorry for my terrible english.
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Re: Model #3

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:58 pm

I didn't know of those parts. Interesting.........................

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