Resin Hoppers

Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby j p » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:32 am

Bill Dixon wrote:They're Off!
the first four orders have been consigned to the tender mercies of the Post Office.

All went well except that the PayPal charges were a bit of a shock. I hadn't counted on them when I set the car price.
I have to raise the price to $ 21.00 to cover them.

Oh well live and learn.
Time for the next batch of orders.


I paid the paypal fee of $5.37. I hope that paypal did not charge 2 times!
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby Bill Dixon » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:18 am

j p wrote:I paid the paypal fee of $5.37. I hope that paypal did not charge 2 times!


Your transaction was OK Jan. The others were hit with fees.
Then one person paid me in US$. Of course the exchange rate moved the wrong way so I lost a bit on that deal.
No biggie.
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby Rob M » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:58 pm

If you send the buyer a PayPal invoice, PayPal will do the conversion for you so you'll be sure to get the same amount regardless of where the money comes from.
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:46 am

Rob M wrote:If you send the buyer a PayPal invoice, PayPal will do the conversion for you so you'll be sure to get the same amount regardless of where the money comes from.


Thank You Rob

I will look into that.
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:48 am

I will be ordering more hopper cars this weekend so if anybody is looking for a few at this time, it is time to let me know.

I am contemplating decals for the offset side cars. I need good side shots of possible candidates for decal sets.
Any good sources?
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:49 pm

Here's a bunch of C&O ones. I'd love the yellow with Chessie the cat :) I know it shows a 3 bay version but that shouldn't matter.....just less space in the middle.

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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby CSD » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:56 pm

Bill, mine just showed up in the post today. They look great! Good work on these.
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby scaro » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:I will be ordering more hopper cars this weekend so if anybody is looking for a few at this time, it is time to let me know.

I am contemplating decals for the offset side cars. I need good side shots of possible candidates for decal sets.
Any good sources?


hi bill

this apparently is a very accurate scheme ... http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/150-40841

a favourite road of mine. they also had the ribside hoppers you molded too.

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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:51 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Here's a bunch of C&O ones. I'd love the yellow with Chessie the cat :) I know it shows a 3 bay version but that shouldn't matter.....just less space in the middle.

The attachment 11982_CnO-Chessie-HUGE.JPG is no longer available


I have been working on this scheme and have a few problems.
Chessie System Hoppers.jpg


The first is the color. It looks orange to me. I can easily print yellow with my Alps but orange is a difficult problem. If I had a Kodak orange cartridge it would be easy but as those are scarce and expensive you couldn't afford the decals.
I am checking to see if I can do a reasonable orange with what I have.

The second is the font.
If you look at the "Chessie System" in the upper left end of the car you will see that it does not match. The road number is off as well. I can buy the correct "ChesC Font" from RailFonts but I don't think you want to pay an extra $ 14.95 for a few sets of
$ 2.00 decals.

What do you think?
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Re: Resin Hoppers

Postby areibel » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:10 pm

Mine showed up today, excellent work! Thanks for doing these Bill, they look great!

And the decals, I'd just go with the yellow. Could you do a light wash of orange or red orange over them before weathering to change the tint a bit? Like this one (thanks to George Ellwood!)-
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/co/co59177goa.jpg
A light wash over a black car, then add the dust and grime weathering- I think it would work. Or you could just make life easy on yourself and do one like this-
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