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Bluford hopper trucks
« on: November 03, 2010, 11:26:08 AM »
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I'm thinking that they use Athearn trucks given the McHenry's on the cars, but I just need to confirm that before I order some FVM's for them. Can someone confirm this?
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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 12:00:04 PM »
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Are you referring to the new 70-ton hoppers?

I just opened up one of the new CP hoppers and it looks like a body-mounted Accumate.

The wheels look like brown MT's low-pros.

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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 12:39:46 PM »
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My guess was that the trucks are very similar to Atlas 50-ton trucks, or maybe the same.
I tried to put FVM wheels in my first car but they were sitting a bit tight, so I turned back to the original wheels.
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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 02:13:20 PM »
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Atlas Trucks, Atlas wheels, Atlas couplers.  :)

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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 02:28:40 PM »
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I just opened up one of the new CP hoppers and it looks like a body-mounted Accumate.

Oh yeah... where the hell did I get McH's from?

I gotta get more the 4hrs sleep each night...

Thanks Craig... no new announcements for October?
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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 06:02:24 PM »
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Oh yeah... where the hell did I get McH's from?

I gotta get more the 4hrs sleep each night...

Thanks Craig... no new announcements for October?

Just finished the temp artwork for 7 new runs so we'll have the announcement up in a couple of days.  BTW, there's more Canadian stuff coming...

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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 09:58:42 AM »
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Just finished the temp artwork for 7 new runs so we'll have the announcement up in a couple of days.  BTW, there's more Canadian stuff coming...

Craig

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Awesome! Hmm, Canadian stuff... CPAA 86'er? CP offset in multi-mark or block lettering? Whatever, my wallet just made a break for the door but didn't get far.
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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 12:35:09 PM »
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Atlas Trucks, Atlas wheels, Atlas couplers.  :)

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Any chance of selling these cars without the trucks and couplers so ,odelers can add their own and not incur an inventory of trucks and couplers?

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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 11:46:10 AM »
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I have the 70-ton offset side hoppers, but they have the ubiquitous (AAR type Y, a.k.a. Bettendorf) 50-ton trucks.
What might be a better substitute truck? I suspect that the correct truck is not available in N scale.

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« Last Edit: November 05, 2010, 03:45:31 PM by NYC1956 »
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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 01:39:12 PM »
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Any chance of selling these cars without the trucks and couplers so ,odelers can add their own and not incur an inventory of trucks and couplers?

Makes little sense to do that since the overwhelming majority of the purchasers will simply put the cars on the track without modification.  If you sell models without trucks/couplers, you'd satisfy the diehards but the sales would tank.

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Re: Bluford hopper trucks
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2010, 03:23:18 PM »
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Any chance of selling these cars without the trucks and couplers so ,odelers can add their own and not incur an inventory of trucks and couplers?
The Atlas trucks and wheels are high quality. The Accumate couplers are body mounted. If you prefer Micro-Trains couplers, you could open the coupler box and install MT 1015 coupler shanks, for example, very easily, and replace the existing lid and screw. I plan on keeping mine as delivered even though I run and prefer Micro-Trains.
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