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Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« on: October 17, 2010, 10:11:49 PM »
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I can't find a prototype photo online*, so how did these weather up?  Lee, maybe you can post a prototype of a heavily weathered car as an example?  Were they restenciled "CR"?  Any graf?


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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 10:23:15 PM »
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Preliminary photo:


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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 10:29:43 PM »
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At the very least, it needs COTS, ACI, and a wheel inspection dot.  Those are on my "to-do" list when I finally get my LRV hopper.  

It's tempting to add a CR paint-out...  If the LRV was never merged into CR, that would be much less likely.  Lee, what was the corporate status of the LRV in 1980?
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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 10:33:30 PM »
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question:  should this car have 100 ton trucks and 36" wheels?

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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 10:35:47 PM »
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The prototype is a 70 ton car, isn't it?  I suspect 70 ton on 33" would be OK...
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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 12:19:23 AM »
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Well, here's an Atlas 90 T car that shows some wear and tear.  Note that car's stenciling was updated to the simplified scheme, while the old billboard lettering is fading under a barrage of rust and grime...



You can read about the Laurel Valley's relationship to the WM layout here:
http://www.wmrywesternlines.net/interchangeprojects.php

There's also a bit about the origins of the LRV concept, which was initially to represent a post PC spinoff short line in the mid-1970's.

Hope this is useful.

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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 10:24:04 PM »
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started the inside:


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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 10:34:29 PM »
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I'm likin' it already!
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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 11:12:38 PM »
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Don't you have an XiH boxcar to weather? ;D
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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 07:59:25 AM »
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Wow Tom.  Are you bringing that to Timonium by any chance?   :D

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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 08:25:41 AM »
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Wow Tom.  Are you bringing that to Timonium by any chance?   :D

I guess I can!

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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 09:44:15 PM »
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Almost finished:


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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 10:35:40 PM »
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That's sick Tom. Amazing.

I think it needs a few signs of new life though, maybe a repainted patch with a new reweigh date or something like that.

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Re: Weathering the Laurel Valley Hopper
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 10:46:13 PM »
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That's sick Tom. Amazing.

I think it needs a few signs of new life though, maybe a repainted patch with a new reweigh date or something like that.

Thanks Ed.  I agree, maybe even some graf, too.

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