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Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:37:30 PM »
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I can't find any announcement email but I spotted on Bowser's site a listing for more GLa hoppers coming "late summer 2015" with pre-orders due 1/16/2015.

http://www.bowser-trains.com/new/nscalegla.html

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and assorted other owners CN, WM, Buffalo Creek & Gauley, Westmoreland Coal, Waddell Coal & Mining
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 12:06:03 AM »
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I saw this the other day.  The PRR SK's are a must along with the Berwind cars.  The Westmoreland cars are interesting since the "return when empty to Irwin, PA" is right in my back yard.  It also states body mounted couplers, FVM wheels and roller bearing trucks.  Lets hope for the first two and not the third.  I have to believe the roller bearing trucks is a typo.  The recently released PRR CK's have metal wheels which is awesome.  All they need is body mounted 1015's.  It is nice to see them releasing the cars again.  Thanks.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 02:58:40 AM »
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Yeah, I wondered about the roller bearing trucks also.  All of the actual pictures show friction trucks, which is what I would expect for that era.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 05:54:50 PM »
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Which PRR logo for 1920?

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 08:37:44 PM »
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Which PRR logo for 1920?

When did they start CK? Before CK came NK, right? Keystone Crossings seems to be down for maintenance ATM.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 08:54:02 PM »
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PRR began applying the circle keystone in January, 1930; before that, no keystone...

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 08:57:37 PM »
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When did they start CK? Before CK came NK, right? Keystone Crossings seems to be down for maintenance ATM.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 11:48:49 AM »
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Nice to see Bowser back in the "game",  maybe they'll consider adding an N8 cabin to the lineup.  8)
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 12:09:59 PM »
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I got the official email announcement from Bowser this morning about 10:30AM.  I see it's also posted on their Facebook page now as well.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 10:01:32 PM »
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Jerry Britton has a timeline on his website for both freight and caboose schemes.

Yes, and it was down for maintenance at time of posing  :D
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 09:50:29 PM »
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Well the website finally came back up and forwarded me to the PRRHTA site where this is what I found:

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No keystone and right justified for the Pennsylvania name. Of course the picture shows left justified so I am still not 100% sure.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2014, 05:28:25 AM »
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Good. Now Lets get more H21s out here.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2014, 09:17:17 AM »
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Nice to see Bowser back in the "game",  maybe they'll consider adding an N8 cabin to the lineup.  8)
I wouldn't hold my breath for an N8.  As much as I would love to see them offer an N8 and would buy several, it probably won't happen.  I spoke with the Bowser rep at the Trainfest show in Milwaukee last month and asked him if Bowser would offer an N8 in N-scale.  He said probably not because they couldn't offer it in many roadnames, unlike the N5.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 07:32:59 PM »
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Scott,

Thanks for the info. I didn't have much hope for the N8, but figured I'd make some noise and see what might happen. It appears the PRR made about 200 N8s and a few made it through PC and into the Conrail era. So yeah, there's not much there. Maybe one of the Shapeways guys will do something.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 07:22:01 PM »
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Well, looking through the latest Keystone Modeler, http://www.prrths.com/Keystone%20Modeler/Keystone_Modeler_PDFs/TKM%20No.%2090%20-%20Autumn%202014.pdf, I noticed Bowser is doing an N8... however, it's an HO offering.  :facepalm: If they do one in HO, surely they could be convinced to do an N version. Any body else what some?
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