Author Topic: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)  (Read 1180 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7338
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +447
    • Layout Progress Blog
New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:29:08 PM »
0
Being a sucker for RTR KCS stuff, I bought two.  I found a link to a single protophoto through the Tangent website (https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/product/kcs-repaint/) that shows a copyright date of 1988.  These hoppers by these numbers don't show up in the RailroadpictureArchives.net listing - anyone got links to other pics and perhaps some run stats?

Thanks!
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

ljudice

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2986
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +123
    • NS/CR Camp Car Models
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 06:09:15 PM »
0
I've definitely been looking for KCS stuff as it is common on NS, but I could find zero evidence of these cars in the 2000's....

Denver Road Doug

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2120
  • Respect: +27
    • Mockingbird Industrial
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 07:19:54 PM »
0
I had the same result in my research.  Other thing is, Tangent only did two road numbers so in my mind there were probably only two.  Hardly a ubiquitous car and definitely wouldn't be common on 2000's BNSF. (unlike almost any KCS boxcar which was/is extremely common.)
NOTE: I'm no longer active on this forum.   If you need to contact me, use the e-mail address (or visit the website link) attached to this username.  Thanks.

lock4244

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3393
  • Ontario - tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax
  • Respect: +57
    • My train pics
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 01:36:04 AM »
0
I have nothing to add.

But that shot on the Tangent website confirms the KCS car would fit well for me. Southern Ontario in the 1987-89 timeframe is my interest, so a shot of one in London Ontario in 1988 is all the excuse I need... probably gonna pick one up  :D
Welcome to Ontario... we've got a tax for that.
My train pics:
http://tinyurl.com/62uk24
More here:
http://www.railpictures.ca/author/lock4244

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7338
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +447
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 10:47:43 AM »
0
given how rusty that one is, the two I bought will need some heavy weathering if they made it to 1995 . . . . but I'll keep them just the same.
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

Kisatchie

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4179
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +60
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 03:17:17 PM »
0
given how rusty that one is, the two I bought will need some heavy weathering if they made it to 1995 . . . .

I'm pretty sure I saw one in the KCS New Orleans yard in the late '90s. As I recall, it was slightly dusty and only had a couple of small to moderate rust spots on the side I saw.

P.S. - https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=33010.0


Hmm... with Kiz's memory,
it was probably a corroded
hulk...


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!"

nkalanaga

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6393
  • Respect: +257
N Kalanaga
Be well

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7338
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +447
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 09:13:23 AM »
0
Well given that those are 1996 and 1998 photos - they make my time frame!  And I have weathering examples!
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

GaryHinshaw

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5412
  • Respect: +559
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 09:19:49 AM »
0
Is KCS a fallen flag?

Philip H

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 7338
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +447
    • Layout Progress Blog
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 09:20:27 AM »
0
not last I checked . . .
 :facepalm:
Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B

Denver Road Doug

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2120
  • Respect: +27
    • Mockingbird Industrial
Re: New BLMA KCS PS 4000 Covered hoppers (repaint)
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 05:30:26 PM »
0
Here are two more:

I'll be darned...how'd I miss those?  I checked the FF site but I guess my eyes scrolled past the first two entries on the page.  And in Texas, no less.  I wonder what they were being used for?   Anyway, still probably not a purchase, but I do like that scheme so maybe someday one will make it onto my roster.    Thanks for sharing the pics!
NOTE: I'm no longer active on this forum.   If you need to contact me, use the e-mail address (or visit the website link) attached to this username.  Thanks.