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Kisatchie

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Question About 4700 CuFt FMC 3-Bay Covered Hopper
« on: February 21, 2013, 07:39:28 PM »
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Which year did these hoppers first appear? Spookshow's site says the early 1970s, but I can only use them if it was 1971 or earlier.


Hmm... I can use a
banana daiquiri...


Two scientists create a teleportation ray, and they try it out on a cricket. They put the cricket on one of the two teleportation pads in the room, and they turn the ray on.
The cricket jumps across the room onto the other pad.
"It works! It works!"

Robbman

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Re: Question About 4700 CuFt FMC 3-Bay Covered Hopper
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 11:45:02 PM »
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The FMC 4700 first appeared circa 1973, IIRC.  The earlier Gunderson Bros 4692 built 1971, though different, is sometimes lumped in with the 4700 production totals.

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Re: Question About 4700 CuFt FMC 3-Bay Covered Hopper
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 01:11:28 PM »
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...The earlier Gunderson Bros 4692 built 1971, though different, is sometimes lumped in with the 4700 production totals.

Thanks for the info on the Gunderson car. I found some photos of it, and I saw enough similarities to my Precision Masters cars to keep them. I'm chiseling off the two extra ribs per side right now. Woo hoo.


Hmm... I guess that
makes Kiz a modeler...


Two scientists create a teleportation ray, and they try it out on a cricket. They put the cricket on one of the two teleportation pads in the room, and they turn the ray on.
The cricket jumps across the room onto the other pad.
"It works! It works!"