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Postby jmass » Sat May 10, 2014 10:04 am

Thinking that this might pass the test with a little kitbashing on an N A layout. but at 50 $ a pop that would get quite expensive.
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Re: passable?

Postby gerhard_k » Mon May 12, 2014 11:48 am

Can you elaborate a bit more on what we're looking at?
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Re: passable?

Postby Marquette » Mon May 12, 2014 12:28 pm

gerhard_k wrote:Can you elaborate a bit more on what we're looking at?


German covered hoppers.

For all I know about modern equipment it could well be passable, the white one more so than the brown one. Of course the buffers would need removing.

Yeah, as I look at it, if you put it in one of the Government of Canada wheat car schemes I think it would look passable!
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Re: passable?

Postby j p » Mon May 12, 2014 2:21 pm

Marquette wrote:
gerhard_k wrote:Can you elaborate a bit more on what we're looking at?


German covered hoppers.

For all I know about modern equipment it could well be passable, the white one more so than the brown one. Of course the buffers would need removing.

Yeah, as I look at it, if you put it in one of the Government of Canada wheat car schemes I think it would look passable!


Almost correct :grin:
The white car is a Czech covered hopper for lime dust, the brown seems to be a German covered hopper for grain.
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Re: passable?

Postby railtwister » Wed May 14, 2014 8:17 am

I don't know, I've never seen anything looking like either of those two cars in this part of the country. To me, they have a distinctly "European" look.

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Re: passable?

Postby Richard-B » Wed May 14, 2014 2:34 pm

Well maybe...
If you trimmed off the "flying buttresses" on the ends of the hopper, and added NA-style end cages and roof walks...
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Re: passable?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 14, 2014 3:55 pm

The second car (the brown one) would be more passable than the first, with some modifcications. Then again, if the model works for you, then go for it. Third, European style cars on North American rails are not entirely unrealistic, as there are some cars (primarily specialty cars, such as the Schnabel car, for example) that are of European design and/or sourcing that retain their European looks, even after "Americanizing".
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