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asarge

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Re: Disappointment with Bowser Cylindrical Hopper.
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2015, 10:27:49 AM »
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I picked up two of the Domino cars for fun. They are a little bright, but we will soon tone them down and none of the kids at shows will know or care if they are real of fantasy.

Exactly. I have a train I will run at shows that has alot of cars with brand names kids...or adults might see. Including my Sargento Cheese car riding right behind my Sarge Gas car.  :D

The point is people see that and relate to what they know and it does generate interest. Even had a kid say he wanted a trainset for Christmas. That's smile and spark is worth a bunch of fantasy schemes.


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Re: Disappointment with Bowser Cylindrical Hopper.
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2016, 12:43:55 AM »
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I picked up a Wayne Feeds car on a whim - the couplers actually are body mounted!

The wheelsets are nice too.

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Re: Disappointment with Bowser Cylindrical Hopper.
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2016, 12:50:34 AM »
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I bought a newer H21 hopper and it came with metal wheels and body mounts.

Coal load sucked though  :P

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Re: Disappointment with Bowser Cylindrical Hopper.
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2016, 02:43:38 PM »
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I bought a newer H21 hopper and it came with metal wheels and body mounts.

The new run of the Bowser H21 and the GLa hoppers both have body mounted couplers (not MT or Accumates) and FVM metal wheels.  They messed up with the GLa at least because the wheels now rub somewhat on the body slope sheets.  You can get around it by a thin washer (be careful you don't break the bolster pin) or swapping FVM thin tread 33" wheels (Bowser used the thick tread) or by grinding off just a hair's of the slope sheet and touch up painting.
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