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Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« on: July 25, 2013, 03:38:46 PM »
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Trainworx has posted photos of decorated models on their web site

http://www.train-worx.com/pd3000.htm



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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 04:40:19 PM »
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When these are released ... I might get some of the National Minerals scheme and remove the corporate graphics to have some generic NAHX cars, which is what was prevalent in this area.  Saw those all the time.  Didn't see any of the leased cars with company graphics, and saw the PC/CR cars only on occasion.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 04:48:23 PM »
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some generic NAHX cars, which is what was prevalent in this area.  Saw those all the time.

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Curious why they didn't do at least one of the generic schemes on the first run.   Incidentally the National Minerals car was one that made appearances in my area/era so I did order one of those and one of the FILTROL--which was a little more of a reach, but I wanted to support the first run as much as I could.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 04:49:02 PM »
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Yea, I'd like to know, at the least, when the demo cars hit the rails; but there's something about that IMCO car makes me want to jump era a few years.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 06:09:53 PM »
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End handrails look very finely done.  All in all, a nice looking car!

What trucks are those?  They look melty...

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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 07:01:28 PM »
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What trucks are those?  They look melty...

They appear to be the clones of the BLMA ASF Ride-Control 100-ton trucks.  The contractor in China has been making them available to other customers.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 07:07:42 PM »
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 08:43:37 PM »
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+1

Curious why they didn't do at least one of the generic schemes on the first run.   Incidentally the National Minerals car was one that made appearances in my area/era so I did order one of those and one of the FILTROL--which was a little more of a reach, but I wanted to support the first run as much as I could.


They did, the CEFX cars are as generic as you can get.   

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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 08:55:41 PM »
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Trainworx has posted photos of decorated models on their web site

http://www.train-worx.com/pd3000.htm

Thanks for the update. Just need to figure out which schemes work in 1974. PC for one should work.

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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 10:06:37 PM »
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They did, the CEFX cars are as generic as you can get.

Right, I meant the NAHX cars referenced in the quote.

I researched all of the first run and weirdly I couldn't find enough airplay on the CEFX cars for them to make the cut.   The generic NAHX cars are far and away the most common on the Denver Road.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 12:12:15 AM »
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Thanks for the update. Just need to figure out which schemes work in 1974. PC for one should work.

Of the schemes posted on the HO Spring Mills model (I assume these were researched and, as a bonus, I can read the build dates!):

http://www.springmillsdepot.com/pd3000artwork.htm

Looks like NAHX is my best bet (PC squeaks into 1974) with build dates starting in 1971. Gotta wait for those I guess.

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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2013, 01:42:36 AM »
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They did, the CEFX cars are as generic as you can get.

Right, I meant the NAHX cars referenced in the quote.

I researched all of the first run and weirdly I couldn't find enough airplay on the CEFX cars for them to make the cut.   The generic NAHX cars are far and away the most common on the Denver Road.

Plus the CEFX cars are too new for me.  I need what was running in 1980.  The National Minerals cars with the company graphics removed will serve the purpose for me.
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 02:03:43 AM »
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FYI, at least one of the Demonstrator cars made it to 2001...
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2682969
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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2013, 05:48:41 AM »
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I have six cars preordered, three Penn Central and three Conrail.  I was looking at the Spring Mills Depot web site, and I got a little concerned about the Conrail cars.  Spring Mills is doing what appears to be six unique Conrail paint outs that seem to all have different reweigh dates.  The Trainworx car has a 5-85 reweigh date in the photo they show.  I hope Trainworx does the same, but I don't see that happening.  This would mean I will be back dating the cars I ordered, or picking and choosing car numbers based on reweigh dates to fit my era.  Thanks.

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Re: Photos of Trainworx NACC PD3000 Hopper
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2013, 07:17:40 AM »
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From my quick & dirty research, it looks like CEFX has roughly 20 ex-NAHX cars (roughly 95969-95990) in service, including this one, still showing the National Minerals logo in 2011.  I'm hoping for a Trinity PD someday, but I will pick up one of these CEFX and maybe a PPGX.  The models look very nice.