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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 01:26:50 PM »
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So we have H30's from FVM and promised H30's from BLI later this year . Love the style of these , and will get me some .
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 01:43:57 PM »
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Not being an SPF, these are pretty cool cars but I know little about what they hauled, if any of the lading came to the West Coast and what paint scheme would be appropriate for 1966.
I think manufacturers could miss some sales due to the lack of era appropriateness information for paint schemes on flyers such as these.


Anyone want to help answer some of these questions?
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 03:29:07 PM »
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Bryan,
I can't help with whether the H30 made it out west, but I can provide some info  :)

They hauled many different products, other than cement related, soda ash, powdered coal, lime, silicates used in alloy and steel industries, and products related to fertilizers.

They were released in Freight Car Red with the Circle Keystone, but repainted grey in the mid-fifties with the Shadow Keystone, and then in the late fifties/early sixties into grey with the Plain Keystone.
Important to note that not ALL the cars were repainted and examples in older schemes were plentiful.

The PRR still had 938 of these cars on the roster in 1968, so your time frame is covered nicely!
They eventually made it into MOW & Service careers.

www.riverraisinmodels.com/libraryData/prrh30h32.pdf‎
is a nice .pdf of info on the H30

The N&W had a copy of the car which they classified as HC1. There is another .pdf online that discusses that class too.
http://www.riverraisinmodels.com/libraryData/nwhc1hc2.pdf

hope this helps?
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 04:35:13 PM »
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Very nice indeed! I'll be grabbing the N&W version for sure.

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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 04:44:37 PM »
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... and promised H30's from BLI later this year .

No, suggest a re-read is in order.
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 04:46:49 PM »
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Not being an SPF, these are pretty cool cars but I know little about what they hauled, if any of the lading came to the West Coast and what paint scheme would be appropriate for 1966.
I think manufacturers could miss some sales due to the lack of era appropriateness information for paint schemes on flyers such as these.


Anyone want to help answer some of these questions?

Of my 10,000 car movements on the southern end of the CGW in '65 I got a grand total of zero cars listed.  That wouldn't include any Chicago to St Paul or Chicago to KC traffic (and beyond).

Someday one of these companies will do one of the couple dozen PRR  box cars that would have a much broader appeal.

Oh wait, shiny things, I forgot.  :P


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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 04:54:56 PM »
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Bryan,
I can't help with whether the H30 made it out west, but I can provide some info  :)

They hauled many different products, other than cement related, soda ash, powdered coal, lime, silicates used in alloy and steel industries, and products related to fertilizers.

They were released in Freight Car Red with the Circle Keystone, but repainted grey in the mid-fifties with the Shadow Keystone, and then in the late fifties/early sixties into grey with the Plain Keystone.
Important to note that not ALL the cars were repainted and examples in older schemes were plentiful.

The PRR still had 938 of these cars on the roster in 1968, so your time frame is covered nicely!
They eventually made it into MOW & Service careers.

www.riverraisinmodels.com/libraryData/prrh30h32.pdf‎
is a nice .pdf of info on the H30

The N&W had a copy of the car which they classified as HC1. There is another .pdf online that discusses that class too.
http://www.riverraisinmodels.com/libraryData/nwhc1hc2.pdf

hope this helps?


Scott - 
Thank you, that's very informative, unfortunately Jason's reply below may make it a deal breaker for me.

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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 04:57:53 PM »
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So we have H30's from FVM and promised H30's from BLI later this year . Love the style of these , and will get me some .
No, suggest a re-read is in order.
FVM are doing H30 3 bay hoppers, BLI are doing H32 5 bay hoppers.

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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 05:02:02 PM »
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Of my 10,000 car movements on the southern end of the CGW in '65 I got a grand total of zero cars listed.  That wouldn't include any Chicago to St Paul or Chicago to KC traffic (and beyond).

Someday one of these companies will do one of the couple dozen PRR  box cars that would have a much broader appeal.

Oh wait, shiny things, I forgot.  :P

You will have an X58 available next month that specifically fits your criteria.
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 05:12:06 PM »
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Scott - 
Thank you, that's very informative, unfortunately Jason's reply below may make it a deal breaker for me.

I don't want to be anyone's deal breaker, I'm just giving whatever info I can.  For all I know theses were hauled constantly to St. Paul and Kansas City.

The more I've learned about the prototype, the more I know almost anything is possible.

If i don't get one it has more to do with the fact the last thing I need for my roster is a non-XM box car.  The two gondolas (blma, esmc) and RBL (ESMC) have thrown my roster out of whack.


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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 05:17:08 PM »
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You will have an X58 available next month that specifically fits your criteria.

It's been on order since it was announced. :)

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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 05:24:06 PM »
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I don't want to be anyone's deal breaker, I'm just giving whatever info I can.  For all I know theses were hauled constantly to St. Paul and Kansas City.
Jason


I've looked at a bunch of NP and GN Wheel Reports and I can't come up with any either.
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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
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No, suggest a re-read is in order.

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Re: More PRR goodness now from FVM: H30 hoppers
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 01:15:43 AM »
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Saw this tonight, didn't see it posted here yet. Interesting how this shows up just after BLWs production list shows N scale H32s

http://www.foxvalleymodels.com/images/annoucements/mar14h30hopper.jpg
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