Author Topic: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights  (Read 1095 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Hiroe

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 433
  • Respect: +11
    • Urbex and Model photography
Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:52:42 AM »
0
Has anyone ever released a cast-metal weight insert, designed to fit that trough inside the Atlas 90-ton hoppers (and hopefully hide it in the process)? I've got a few dozen of these, and those troughs look really obvious in them when run empty.

--Drew
To "call a spade a spade" is to speak honestly and directly about a topic, specifically topics that others may avoid speaking about due to their sensitivity or embarrassing nature. The Oxford English Dictionary records a more forceful variant, "to call a spade a bloody shovel", attested since 1919.

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13328
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +1556
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 02:09:00 PM »
0
I've always just thrown a little leftover coal in the bottom to cover trench.  I know hoppers are pretty much designed to discharge EVERYTHING, but it's a semi logical way to camouflage the model railroady design of the weight.

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

Hiroe

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 433
  • Respect: +11
    • Urbex and Model photography
Re: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 02:39:34 PM »
0
That works; but I've always thought that there would be a market for such a cast metal weight, and was hoping someone had produced one. It could fill out the center parts of the hopper dividers too, so they look like proper one-piece sheet steel.

Oh well.
To "call a spade a spade" is to speak honestly and directly about a topic, specifically topics that others may avoid speaking about due to their sensitivity or embarrassing nature. The Oxford English Dictionary records a more forceful variant, "to call a spade a bloody shovel", attested since 1919.

rdg5308

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 50
  • Respect: +14
Re: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 07:27:03 PM »
0
Well they were made, but since JnJ's is no more...  I could about 40 or 50 more myself.

« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 07:28:39 PM by rdg5308 »

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11932
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +64
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 07:30:23 PM »
0
Well they were made, but since JnJ's is no more...  I could about 40 or 50 more myself.



Seems like something easy enough to cast and pour fishing weight lead.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Hiroe

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 433
  • Respect: +11
    • Urbex and Model photography
Re: Atlas 90-ton hopper weights
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 01:25:46 AM »
0
Well they were made, but since JnJ's is no more...  I could about 40 or 50 more myself.

...So does anyone have a donor piece to use as a master for replicating?
To "call a spade a spade" is to speak honestly and directly about a topic, specifically topics that others may avoid speaking about due to their sensitivity or embarrassing nature. The Oxford English Dictionary records a more forceful variant, "to call a spade a bloody shovel", attested since 1919.