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New Covered Hoppers from IM
« on: January 16, 2017, 10:22:32 AM »
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Really good news for us Conrail guys!

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 10:41:48 AM »
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Really good news for us Conrail guys!

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Holy CRAP!!!!!!!!!! YYYAAAYYYYY

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 10:44:57 AM »
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Sweet!!!

My IM PC H54 from the previous release is one of the most finely detailed cars I own.  Proof that IM can hit a homer when it wants.
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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 10:52:43 AM »
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Hopefully these will be the same quality as their Trinity cars.

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 10:54:03 AM »
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They also have a new one of Trinity cars coming just got pre-order notice from my hobby shop

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 11:49:12 AM »
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For the Conrail and Penn Central modeler, the late end version is good for classes H54, H54A and H54B (built for PC by Pullman Standard in 1971).  The early end version is good for class 138H (Built for NYC by Pullman Standard in 1967).  The H54 was the most common covered hopper in Conrail's very diverse fleet.  They lasted all the way until the split.  The H54A and H54B only lasted until 1981.  I believe they were leased for 10 years (being built in 1971), and Stanley Crane did not renew the lease.  Many ended up on the BN I believe.  The large logo Conrail scheme was applied by Hollidaysburg for several months at the beginning of Conrail's life.  The only class I have ever seen this paint scheme on is the H54.  I don't know if IM has photographic evidence of that scheme on a 138H, but I have never seen it.  Conrail also painted out most of the Penn Central H54's in the early 80's that had not received Conrail markings prior to that.  Gene Fusco produced this car for Railyard Models, and he went to IM I believe.  Maybe he had something to do with this release.  I am pleasantly surprised to see them in N scale.   This is yet another car that I never thought would be produced in N scale.  Thank you Intermountain. 

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 11:59:23 AM »
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Wow, 11 of 20 Conrail related. How very eastern of IM.

Is this a new tooling?
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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 01:41:38 PM »
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Awesome, more options!

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
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Oh hell yeah!

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 02:03:06 PM »
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For the Conrail and Penn Central modeler, the late end version is good for classes H54, H54A and H54B (built for PC by Pullman Standard in 1971).  The early end version is good for class 138H (Built for NYC by Pullman Standard in 1967).  The H54 was the most common covered hopper in Conrail's very diverse fleet.  They lasted all the way until the split.  The H54A and H54B only lasted until 1981.  I believe they were leased for 10 years (being built in 1971), and Stanley Crane did not renew the lease.  Many ended up on the BN I believe.  The large logo Conrail scheme was applied by Hollidaysburg for several months at the beginning of Conrail's life.  The only class I have ever seen this paint scheme on is the H54.  I don't know if IM has photographic evidence of that scheme on a 138H, but I have never seen it.  Conrail also painted out most of the Penn Central H54's in the early 80's that had not received Conrail markings prior to that.  Gene Fusco produced this car for Railyard Models, and he went to IM I believe.  Maybe he had something to do with this release.  I am pleasantly surprised to see them in N scale.   This is yet another car that I never thought would be produced in N scale.  Thank you Intermountain. 

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I'm stoked about these. It's gonna be expensive when they show up.

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 06:52:57 PM »
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Oh yes this is an awesome announcement!!! 8)


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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
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Nice.  Do we know if these will have body-mount couplers?

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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2017, 08:28:03 PM »
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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2017, 09:16:20 PM »
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Great list price on the undec. versions. OK, sure, you got to bring your own couplers.
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Re: New Covered Hoppers from IM
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 10:23:00 PM »
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Hmm I wonder if this is Intermoutain's Olive Branch to Conrail Modelers for the Flexicoil Trucks on the Sd40-2  :trollface:
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