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conrail1973

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FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:52:07 PM »
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http://www.foxvalleymodels.com/2017AugCovHopPt1.html

http://www.foxvalleymodels.com/2017AugCovHopPt2.html

Good Afternoon,

I know that there has been some discussion on these in various threads, but the announcement/flyers popped up on their Facebook page and website today.  Would anyone know what the B&O/Chessie hoopers were used for specifically?

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 09:37:58 PM »
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Good to see the RC stuff get an upgrade. Would love to see more beer cars, and autoracks.
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:48:55 PM »
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Good to see the RC stuff get an upgrade. Would love to see more beer cars, and autoracks.

Would be nice to see the Evans coil cars get proper cushioned coupler pockets and 100T trucks instead of toy choo choo train trucks with couplers attached to them....

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:41:37 PM »
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One Great Northern this time around, Looks like my Intermountain 4750's will be slowly getting replaced...
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 10:58:46 PM »
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One Great Northern this time around, Looks like my Intermountain 4750's will be slowly getting replaced...

FYI -GN 171500-171699 had high-mounted handbrakes

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 11:16:51 PM »
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FYI -GN 171500-171699 had high-mounted handbrakes

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3158360

Shouldn't be too difficult to replace if need be...
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 11:53:52 PM »
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I saw this at the NTS this weekend, they are really nice. getting some for sure.
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 12:45:23 AM »
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Very glad to see these starting to emerge, especially the 2-bay hoppers.   

BTW, the PDF mentions "our standard FVM trucks".  Anyone know what those might be?

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 02:39:29 AM »
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The BN 4740s were delivered in 1970, so would be usable by almost any BN modeler.  Just one problem - the consolidated stencil is the modern (1980s?) version, and would have to be removed or replaced for anyone modeling the 1970s.  That could be difficult, depending on how it's printed.  Also, the reweigh date is 1980-something, and that would have to be changed, but there are plenty of decals that would work there. 

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 12:27:22 PM »
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Very glad to see these starting to emerge, especially the 2-bay hoppers.   

BTW, the PDF mentions "our standard FVM trucks".  Anyone know what those might be?

Probably the 100ton trucks used on the Rapid Discharge cars...
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 03:38:29 PM »
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I believe these particular B&O/Chessie cars were for grain.  I'll be getting some.  The new roof and end details drastically improve these cars.
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 04:46:18 PM »
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@chessie system fan thanks for the answer!  I'll probably be adding these cars too!

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 10:08:38 PM »
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BTW, the PDF mentions "our standard FVM trucks".  Anyone know what those might be?

Gary

Is there a way to get to a PDF for these announcements rather than the really small jpeg on the Fox Valley website?
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 12:19:27 AM »
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Gary

Is there a way to get to a PDF for these announcements rather than the really small jpeg on the Fox Valley website?


If you go to the FVM website - Our Products - N Scale and then click on the car you are looking for you can get larger images.
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Re: FVM Covered Hopper Announcement Flyers
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 08:44:59 AM »
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Looks like an expensive buy for me, considering I need covered hoppers galore, just wondering if the CSX/NS/BNSF ones would be appropriate plying Conrail's rails in Ohio,

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