PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby Arseny » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:41 pm

I have one more question about these hoppers.
I contacted with Greg Komar to order some decals and he told me that B&O "N-44" class, series #727000-729499, built in 1957, and also B&O "N-41" class, series # 825000-828999, built in 1952 and "N-35e" class, series # 820000-824999, built in 1947, will also fit this type.
Is it correct?
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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby Arseny » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:29 am

I've purchased some second-hand hoppers on Ebay and asked my friend J.R. to repaint them.
So, I want to show it to you:

Paint work - Jakob "J.R."
Decals - Greg Komar
Cars - I believe, PVM.
Trucks - no ideas

Minneapolis&St Louis version:

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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby Arseny » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:30 am

Texas&Pacific version:

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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby richardedmonds » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:59 am

Well they look really good to me Arseny very realistic, however I can now see why Ben Scaro is always on about scale wheels, the great paint job shows how oversize the wheel rims and flanges look
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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby Arseny » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:01 am

Yes, you are right; trucks and wheels are not good (at least on the M&SL hopper).
I think I'll change the wheels and maybe trucks to the Gold Coast's ones, or at least Tillig's 7mm wheels.
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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby areibel » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:06 pm

They look great Arseny, your friend is very talented!
Are they resin (plastic) or metal? If they're metal, they're the the Kemtrons from the 1950's. If they're resin they're the PVM version.
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Re: PVM (ex-Kemtron) Offset-side twin hopper

Postby Arseny » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:15 pm

They are resin-made. That's why I've told I believe they are PVM.
There were several layers of paint on one of them - sometimes ago it was blue, then in was red, etc...

I know about Kemtron hopper (but I do not have any), I'd even read the article about this "new" model in Railroad Model Craftsman of 1950s... :smile:
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