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Bluford Craig

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More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:02:30 PM »
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New N scale USRA hoppers have just been announced:  http://www.bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_037.htm

Also, pre-orders on this group of Panel Side cars will close on the 28th:  http://www.bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_035.htm

Enjoy,

Craig
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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 03:33:54 PM »
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Woohoo... Virginian!!!
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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 03:58:01 PM »
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Dang man. I hate to say it, but slow down  :D 

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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 05:00:15 PM »
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Woohoo... Virginian!!!

Tres cool. I think these were all retired by the early 50's but I think I'll get one just because.  8)

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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 10:06:06 PM »
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Tres cool. I think these were all retired by the early 50's but I think I'll get one just because.  8)

Kind of feel the same about the B&S hoppers... That was one of our local roads.

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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 11:06:54 PM »
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Dang man. I hate to say it, but slow down  :D

Don't listen to him Craig, he doesn't really mean it :D
And the panel sides are excellent; these pups made it all the way to Californy as late as the 50'...
What I think we need now in the way of hoppers are some outside braced wood side 70 tonners, like the ones In this pic. These have not been made since Minitrix/Concor, badly, way back when.
Otto K.
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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 12:21:14 PM »
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Don't listen to him Craig, he doesn't really mean it :D
And the panel sides are excellent; these pups made it all the way to Californy as late as the 50'...
What I think we need now in the way of hoppers are some outside braced wood side 70 tonners, like the ones In this pic. These have not been made since Minitrix/Concor, badly, way back when.
Otto K.
3-Bay Composite Hoppers like those were fairly rare. I've only seen them in MoPac (as in your picture), N&W, and the always popular Midland Valley.

Craig
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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 03:24:26 PM »
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Craig, your are of course correct in that the 70 ton composite cars were not as prevalent as the 50 tonners, but they weren't exactly obscure, either, with over 2600 war emergency cars made. In hopes of prevailing on you to maybe consider doing some, I'm attaching a resource reference below.
Only bugging you because I love your stuff!
Thanks and kind regards,
Otto K.


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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 01:37:39 PM »
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Happy to see the C&EI represented in the latest announcement.
Tom D.

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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 04:50:09 PM »
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Happy to see the C&EI represented in the latest announcement.
C&EI is Steve's favorite road so it tends to come up fairly quickly!

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Re: More Bluford Hopper Goodness!
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 05:42:32 PM »
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Craig, your are of course correct in that the 70 ton composite cars were not as prevalent as the 50 tonners, but they weren't exactly obscure, either, with over 2600 war emergency cars made. In hopes of prevailing on you to maybe consider doing some, I'm attaching a resource reference below.
Only bugging you because I love your stuff!
Thanks and kind regards,
Otto K.

Heh, I didn't know that 6 roads had the 70 tonners.

Mark