Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

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Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by AstroGoat760 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:37 pm

The PVM 40' Offset Side Hopper Car kit is a resin model kit that includes a PVM freight truck kit, so all that is needed to finish the car is couplers, paint, decals, and a load (if desired).

There are a few bubbles in the resin, none of which are on the outer sides of the side and end parts, though.

Here are some photos of the kit, un-assembled. Due to the off-white color of the parts, some detail is not easily seen due to the camera flash. The brown piece is used to square up the sides of the kit.
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I am quite positive that the detail will be more easily seen when the parts are cleaned and primed.
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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by AstroGoat760 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:16 pm

Here are some photos of the car during the assembly process:
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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by ConducTTor » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:34 pm

Can you post some detail pics of the bogies? Also, are the wheels included?
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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by jmass » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:43 pm

Sailor, what kind of glue are you using, and also how much are the kits. joe

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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by AstroGoat760 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:11 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Can you post some detail pics of the bogies? Also, are the wheels included?
The wheels were not included with this particular kit, and neither were the instructions as I bought it from someone who started to remove the flash, but decided not to complete the kit.
jmass wrote:Sailor, what kind of glue are you using, and also how much are the kits. joe
I use Zap-a-Gap glue and Zip Kicker to speed the curing process on some joints. I do not know how much the kits cost new.

The car is packed up so additional photos will have to wait.
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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by ConducTTor » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:39 pm

jmass wrote: how much are the kits
Funny you should ask that. I was just looking at this kit yesterday on the ttscale.com site. No price is given and their "catalog" page which used to list prices is no longer there.
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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by jmass » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:00 pm

ive noticed that too. there used to be a price list but i cant seem to find it anymore.anyway its a nice looking kit, as are the 50 foot boxcars.

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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by richardedmonds » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:59 am

That link took me right to the TT scale freight car page where all available cars and prices were shown

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Re: Possum Valley Models 40' Offset Side Hopper Car

Post by CaTTwoman281 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:43 am

Point of advice: keep your hands clear of the seams on this car, when you are gluing it together. We had an issue where James glued all ten fingers to the car by accident, and had to wait for 4 hours for me to come home from work. He did not want to pull to hard and risk warping the car. I wish I had a photo of that.... (It's not like he would mind that being put in his projects file.)
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