HP Products Hopper Cars

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HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:48 pm

Here is my current fleet of HP Products hopper cars, in two flavors.
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The top car is a covered hopper, while the other three are of the open type.

The HP Products hopper car is a little different from their other offerings of car kits:

The body of the car is a milled piece of wood, with an overwrap of thin metal, embossed with "rivets".
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The bottom car shows the wood piece that comprises the bulk of the car.
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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by Arseny » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:21 am

My hopper:

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It is much more shorter than 40-feet boxcars...

Can anybody tell something about the prototype?..

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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by Marquette » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 am

The open hopper looks roughly like the USRA standard design!

Everyone and their dog use those.
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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by TheKnighTT » Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:36 pm

I came by an unassembled kit, so here's a picture, from the content and from the instructions.
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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by taoskid » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:21 pm

I have one of those covered hoppers, but there is no embossed sides. Apparently when the kit was assembled they just left the wood sides bare and added new plastic side ribs. Very light car. I removed the bottom doors and added N scale hopper doors with a metal bar stock frame for weight.

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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by TheKnighTT » Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:43 am

Could you show a picture?

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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by TheKnighTT » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:28 pm

I finished the kit. Now the kit and I are waiting for decals and a coal load.
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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by ConducTTor » Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:14 pm

Decals not so easy...but coal? Crush some remnants from a fireplace or bbq :)
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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by areibel » Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:10 am

Decals are getting easier- check out https://k4decals.com/
He does TT decals, anything you see in his list he can supply!

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Re: HP Products Hopper Cars

Post by ConducTTor » Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:30 am

areibel wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:10 am Decals are getting easier- check out https://k4decals.com/
He does TT decals, anything you see in his list he can supply!
Oh interesting....thanks for that.
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