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Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:04:22 AM »
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Ok, I have a photo with a fragment of one of the red & white hoppers in it - but that's it!

Atlas did this scheme in N many years ago (http://www.irwinsjournal.com/a1g/a1g_2312a.jpg), and in O not too long ago:  http://archive.atlasrr.com/Images/ORS/ps23bay/0878-1TQ.jpg (note the reporting marks - UCPX on the ancient N version, and TLCX on the more recent O version)

Others have released cars in this scheme as well.

You'd think that with such a colorful scheme, there would tons of photos. I have looked all over the web, and found no actual photos of these cars. Can anyone point me to a site or a book with photos? :D

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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 10:58:35 AM »
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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 11:14:45 AM »
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Nice. Can't read the reporting marks though. :P

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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 12:38:48 PM »
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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 11:42:06 AM »
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Try this one: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/401675676323-0-1/s-l1000.jpg

Awesome! Thanks

Is that body the dry-low that BLMA/Atlas offer in N?
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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »
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So it appears likely that this was applied to PS2 3 bays at some point, with a least a few models put out in TLCX reporting marks:

50334 https://www.nasg.org/SProductGallery/SHelperService/SHS_PS2_3bay_01967.jpg
50330 http://archive.atlasrr.com/Images/ORS/ps23bay/0878-1TQ.jpg

Although Weaver applied the same number series to a 2 bay  :o https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0417/16/1_e1f4c87fe23f42e110097607ef928008.jpg



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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 05:46:56 PM »
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Awesome! Thanks

Is that body the dry-low that BLMA/Atlas offer in N?

Yes, that GATX car is a dry-flo.

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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 07:09:57 PM »
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Looks like a gravity-pneumatic version of the PS 3506

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Re: Bakelite Plastics - Union Carbide hoppers
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 07:15:43 PM »
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So it appears likely that this was applied to PS2 3 bays at some point, with a least a few models put out in TLCX reporting marks:

50334 https://www.nasg.org/SProductGallery/SHelperService/SHS_PS2_3bay_01967.jpg
50330 http://archive.atlasrr.com/Images/ORS/ps23bay/0878-1TQ.jpg

Although Weaver applied the same number series to a 2 bay  :o https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0417/16/1_e1f4c87fe23f42e110097607ef928008.jpg

Ironically, Athearn's 2 bay PS 2600 would probably be the best starting point to build the PS 3 bay car per the prototype photo, e.g. splice two 2600's for the body, replace gravity roof hatches and outlets to gravity-pneumatic (or pneumatic only?)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 07:22:57 PM by cjm413 »