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Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« on: March 31, 2010, 09:14:09 AM »
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Too little coffee makes me . . . lazy . . . . unable to do web searches . . .  Can anyone tell me why makes this car in N scale?  I don't expect to find the extended height version - I'm just looking for the 12 panel four bay hopper.  Thanks!


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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 09:19:09 AM »
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I assume you were planning to link a photo so we would know what the HELL you are talking about...

The only 4-bay ribbed hopper I'm aware of is the Bowser car.  I'll have to get a cup of coffee (and the cat out of my lap) so I can look up how many panels its got...

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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 09:50:41 AM »
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Short answer: No.

There are 3 four bay rib sides in N scale:

Bowser Pennsy H21

AHM (roco) 1920s rib side 4 bay.

Trainworx 4 bay rib side.

That car is much more modern than the 1st two. The Trainworx might work, but you'd have to "top it off".

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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 10:09:32 AM »
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Thanks Mark.  I'm not looking to do that particular car per se, but rather looking for 12 panel 4 bay hoppers.

At some point in the next year or two my benchwork will get to the point where I'm building a rail to barge transfer facility - an done of its major products used to be petroleum coke (and calcined coke).  Based on what I have been able to find out so far, the coke was moved form the local refineries to the terminal by open 4 bay 12 panel hoppers - and covered PS-1.  There also seem to be references to aluminum rapid discharge hoppers . . . but I haven't got any other information on that yet.
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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 10:24:40 AM »
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Ahh, so the Trainworx might be the ticket, at least for 12 panels. The proto car above was indeed modified for Coke service I think, but it seems to have 10 panels and much different slope angles on the ends.

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If it's the H63R you're after, I can dig up some info on that class.
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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 12:48:11 PM »
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H63Rs are rebodies former Southern HS-18,19,20,21 classes, of varying vintage... they are basucally H62Rs with extensions.

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Re: Does anyone make this car in N scale?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 06:01:24 PM »
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I assume you were planning to link a photo so we would know what the HELL you are talking about...

The only 4-bay ribbed hopper I'm aware of is the Bowser car.  I'll have to get a cup of coffee (and the cat out of my lap) so I can look up how many panels its got...

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