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Arrowhead models
« on: December 23, 2018, 02:48:20 PM »
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Don't know if this has been mentioned on here, but Blaine formerly of ER has a new company of his own.He's doing the Pennsylvania Railroad 70 ton coal hoppers from I believe the 50s. Would be nice to see these in N, but highly doubtful Blaine will even consider N.

https://arrowheadmodels.com/collections/shop/products/committee-design-hopper-pennsylvania

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 03:07:51 PM »
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... highly doubtful Blaine will even consider N.

A friend (HO modeler, and researcher that a couple of the smaller makers such as Blaine employ) asked him about N, or, rather, if he planned to follow in Tangent's footsteps by releasing N versions of successful HO models. The answer was - shall I paraphrase? - basically "Hell, no!"
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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 04:59:20 PM »
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I was reading a discussion on the the Groups IO PRR group, and Arrowhead put 50 ton dimensional  data on the hopper cars.  The hoppers are 70 ton cars.  Someone screwed up or someone missed it.

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
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I think maybe Bluford would be our best shot at seeing these in N.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 05:07:44 PM by unittrain »

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 05:16:39 PM »
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This was a "committee design" by PRR, C&O, and N&W.

Both PRR (over 16,000 in class H39 & H39a) & C&O (500 in class H35) rostered fleets of these.

N&W built one prototype then decided to go with its own design (again).

I'm guessing from the Arrowhead models released earlier this year the D&RGW and SOUTHERN (inherited from the original Norfolk Southern) also had similar or identical hoppers.

The N&W version had rounded peaked ends: https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2131

I'm guessing C&O had the rounded ends (C&O favored this design aspect) - I havent been able to find a pic online (C&O 151500-151999)

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 07:03:29 PM »
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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 09:11:20 AM »
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This was posted on their FaceBook on the 10th, maybe n scale?

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 09:33:04 AM »
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Hopefully it is the N scale version of these hoppers. I think they could do well if they have realistic expectations. These cars are very specific in scope, like the Tangent hoppers so they won't sell hundreds of them in one day. Even with the Tangent UP hoppers the HO version is still in stock at MBK and the amount still in stock is about the same as the N scale version. The undecs sold out fast. But yeah getting these committee hoppers in N would be great, but I have to admit the prices on these are getting steep, he's pushing ever closer to the $50 per car mark in HO. :o

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 08:00:36 PM »
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The MT Ferromex auto rack this month has a list price of $49.95. I remember when I told myself that I'd never pay more than $10 for a train car, but there it sits on my layout, between a couple of cars that cost $28.95.

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 09:42:34 PM »
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The MT Ferromex auto rack this month has a list price of $49.95. I remember when I told myself that I'd never pay more than $10 for a train car, but there it sits on my layout, between a couple of cars that cost $28.95.
Agreed. Autoracks and passenger cars are one of the few cars I'll pay more than 35 bucks for. The Scale Trains and Tangent offering are mighty tempting though even at a 30+ dollar price tag.
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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2018, 11:21:57 AM »
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He's got a video up on Facebook it doesn't look to be the committee design hoppers, so I'm thinking it's an HO announcement. The problem with the price on cars like these is that if you are an operator and want to make a reasonable representation of a Pennsy coal train your going to need a half dozen or more of these. There really super models but half a train of them gets expensive.

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2018, 12:21:08 AM »
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As mentioned, this might be right up Bluford's alley.

Maybe they could do the C&O version too (and release one of them as N&W 59000).

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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 07:58:52 PM »
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Re: Arrowhead models
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2018, 03:44:11 PM »
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The description says 24  33 inch wheelsets for 42.95
MUCH better value that way.

The "per car" under the thumbnails apparently a typo.  :D