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Mark5

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ESMC ACF 3500pd covered hoppers
« on: March 12, 2007, 04:08:46 PM »
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anyone have one of these?

http://www.esmc.com/ProdLine1100.html

in parentheses it says Atlas Model Railroad Co - is this old Atlas tooling? ???

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Re: ESMC ACF 3500pd covered hoppers
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 08:44:05 PM »
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I had a few, but lost them in a move. They are ANCHIENT AHM tooling that has been around for decades. All the ladders and handrails are cast on and are NOT upgradable unless you do so much body surgery, you would be better off starting from scratch.

I belive these are models of the first phase flexiflo. Other versions had different side stiffeners on lower hopper sides. The paint is well done though.

These were in service on the Boston line, but were gone by 1998. I may still get a few if I run a 1993 or earlier train. These were discharged in Framingham yard.
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Re: ESMC ACF 3500pd covered hoppers
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 09:40:02 PM »
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thanks Dan. 8)

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Re: ESMC ACF 3500pd covered hoppers
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 10:19:15 PM »
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Some survived later than that - in CR and repainted into MDT paint - I think
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Re: ESMC ACF 3500pd covered hoppers
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 10:24:24 PM »
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since my era is a bit b4 that maybe I'll get one in  ... NYC

on 2nd thought $16 + $7 delivery is a bit much for 30 year old tooling. :o

maybe if I see them at a show ...
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