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Chip Hopper Update
« on: April 20, 2013, 04:39:21 PM »
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I know there were some of you interseted in this when I posted it a few weeks ago - Prototype 1 is complete as far as painting (I will have to make my own decals) and uploaded on shapeways.  Thanks to Alex Marchand (Bone Valley Scale Models) for the assistance. 





Few issues have been worked out on this model by printing as "flats" glued to a base frame for the hopper... there is still a minor amount of sanding to be done BUT as you can see, it comes out rather smooth!

Will

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 05:36:23 PM »
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Nice!!!  Now to do some digging to see what prototypes it fits (I know early SOU cars were like this but later ones had straight angle iron on the ends below the slope sheets)...

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 10:03:56 PM »
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Good question - I'm sure it works for the AN cars and some of the SOU/NS cars as well as CSX.

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 11:49:17 AM »
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Didn't SCL have these also? There was an article in the Sept 2009 RMC on the 7000 cuft monsters.
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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 02:50:31 PM »
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Nice!!!  Now to do some digging to see what prototypes it fits (I know early SOU cars were like this but later ones had straight angle iron on the ends below the slope sheets)...

Other way around... the later classes had the bent angle and welded side sheets.  The early classes had the straight angle and riveted side sheets.  Of interest, the first Southern 7000+ woodchip car was built by Magor (owned by Fruehauf), the second class was the same design built by Greenville (Magor/Fruehauf was gone/absorbed).

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 05:03:26 PM »
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 :drool: may I ask what the price has been to make these? Wood chippers are a perfect Southeastern industry but the chip hoppers cost $$  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 07:55:00 PM »
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they're not cheap - but then again, I dont think you'll see anyone doing these or anything else in N anytime soon...

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 08:55:36 PM »
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I know there were some of you interseted in this when I posted it a few weeks ago - Prototype 1 is complete as far as painting (I will have to make my own decals) and uploaded on shapeways.  Thanks to Alex Marchand (Bone Valley Scale Models) for the assistance. 

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Few issues have been worked out on this model by printing as "flats" glued to a base frame for the hopper... there is still a minor amount of sanding to be done BUT as you can see, it comes out rather smooth!

Will

The model looks really nice. Is this flat sides glued to another model as a "base" or is this entire model constructed via rapid prototyping/3d printing?

Thanks,

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 10:01:14 PM »
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the entire model is based on Richard Thomason's (round the corner neighbor in Columbus, GA) N scale Railroading article "Modeling a Southern Railway Greenville Woodchip Hopper" - the dimensions and research are credit to him.  the CAD work was Alex Marchand at Bone Valley Scale Models on Shapeways.  beacuse of the size of the hopper, we theorized it would be easier to print them as a "kit" of "flats" rather than as a wholly assembled car.  Thus the sides are printed flat, and are smooth and then glued to the frame before painting.  i ordered another couple of them and will post a disassembled pic when they arrive. 

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 11:27:24 AM »
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Jerry

These look dead on besides a side ladder for Sou 133500-134999. Now are measurements spot on? IDK but it looks right.


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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 05:47:50 PM »
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Didn't SCL have these also? There was an article in the Sept 2009 RMC on the 7000 cuft monsters.

SCL: 195975-196274, 196275-196474, 196475-196774 - I will use Microscale 60-1339 to letter my car
Western Railway of Alabama: 26000 - 26034 (Picture of 26032: http://gelwood.railfan.net , Western Railway of Alabama - note the SCL style lettering - all SCL cars imho were delivered painted Family-Lines)

Southern: 133725-134224, 134225-134499, 133500-134999

The Southern cars were  larger then the Family Lines Cars: Inside lenght 70 10 (133500-134999 68 7), all 7526 cuft. vs. 69 6, 7000 cuft.
Well. I donĀ“t mind - mine will be painted SCL

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 06:22:17 PM »
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I think my next two will be CSX and SCL or SBD...used to see them in tallahasse all the time...

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 06:39:51 PM »
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Great job on the car.  Printing flat makes it look cleaner that's for sure.

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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 07:02:49 PM »
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This is the later style Greenville... drop sill and riveted sides*... aka the car Walthers did in HO (for good reason, the earlier Greenville 7000s and 7526s were different from each other in length and height and in side panel arrangement, as well as door layout... the later ones just height, and even then not much).  The two Southern classes that come the closest are HS51 (134500-134649, OO 1193, blt 7/8-1981) and HS52 (134650-134749, OO 1213, blt 7/8-1981).  I'll get a GAD posted eventually.


I always get these mixed up... both versions have plenty of rivets... the earlier cars more more use of welding, particularly the slope sheets, the later cars were practically entirely riveted (the MP cars WERE entirely riveted... every side stake).
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Re: Chip Hopper Update
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 07:22:50 PM »
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Western Railway of Alabama: 26000 - 26034 (Picture of 26032: http://gelwood.railfan.net , Western Railway of Alabama - note the SCL style lettering - all SCL cars imho were delivered painted Family-Lines)
stp

Not a Greenville... looks more like an early Pullman-Standard