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daniel_leavitt2000

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Evans hopper in Conrail?
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:13:16 PM »
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I seem to remember Conrail had hoppers similar to the MTL Evans three bay covered hopper. I bought an undec one and would like to paint it. Anyone know what numbers would be accurate?
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Re: Evans hopper in Conrail?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 11:09:29 PM »
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The H47 and H47A class were built by Magor and they were likely the closest...

http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/node/9327

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cr/cr890963wba.jpg

The ribs on the roof would need to go...
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Re: Evans hopper in Conrail?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 11:29:20 PM »
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I seem to remember Conrail had hoppers similar to the MTL Evans three bay covered hopper. I bought an undec one and would like to paint it. Anyone know what numbers would be accurate?

I've seen several examples of MTL Evans 4780's painted as Magor 4750's, so my guess is that they did an ex-PRR H47?

http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=H47

Ideally, Exactrail would have released a N scale version of the Magor 4750 by now, but since they haven't, the Evans 4780 seems like a reasonable starting point to build a stand-in if you remove the ribs from the roof, relocate the hand brake, modify the end and side ladders, and adding the visible bracing on the slope sheets