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Bluford Craig

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New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:45:15 PM »
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Hey Railwirians,

We just announced a new run of N scale Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers. Read about them here: http://bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_043.htm

Craig
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 02:36:47 PM »
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Awesome!!

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 03:09:27 PM »
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Yay more L&N hoppers! Glad to see the Transition Era Southern cabs finally got a ETA as I’m really looking forward to them. Hopefully the next round of Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers will feature Southern’s black Railroad Roman scheme to go along with the Transition Era cabs.

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
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I was just thinking the other day about how I could use a couple of these in midwestern road names, and lo and behold, here they are.
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 04:23:57 PM »
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Cool on the NKP. :D These were classed H17 on N&W - probably none were repainted.

On the N&W roster:
1965: 30
1966: 8
1967: 6
1968: 3
1970: 2
1971: 2
1972: 0

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 04:39:14 PM »
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Yay more L&N hoppers! Glad to see the Transition Era Southern cabs finally got a ETA as I’m really looking forward to them. Hopefully the next round of Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers will feature Southern’s black Railroad Roman scheme to go along with the Transition Era cabs.
We'll get to that scheme at some point but since we are already working on 3-bay offset side hoppers in Southern Roman Black, I thought we should go with a difference era for this one. The 3-bays can be seen here: http://bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_041.htm

Craig
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
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Cool on the NKP. :D These were classed H17 on N&W - probably none were repainted.

On the N&W roster:
1965: 30
1966: 8
1967: 6
1968: 3
1970: 2
1971: 2
1972: 0
According to the NKP Historical Society, one of the NKP cars was repainted to N&W after the merger (N&W 231465) and it was one of the cars scrapped in 1972. Sadly, there are no known photos of it in N&W paint.

Craig
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 04:46:10 PM »
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Great looking cars.  I'd be in for PRR and C&O but my time period of 1948-50 is a little early.  Maybe I'll fudge...
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 06:48:51 PM »
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According to the NKP Historical Society, one of the NKP cars was repainted to N&W after the merger (N&W 231465) and it was one of the cars scrapped in 1972. Sadly, there are no known photos of it in N&W paint.

Craig
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Anyway, full set of NKP hoppers ordered!  I note that there are three missing part numbers in the sequence - saving room for a second 3-car run?
George
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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 07:00:45 PM »
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Anyway, full set of NKP hoppers ordered!  I note that there are three missing part numbers in the sequence - saving room for a second 3-car run?
I'm glad you asked that. We have in the past used the last digit in the stock number to denote if it was a single, 2-pack, 3-pack or in a few cases 6-packs. Since we are now doing these runs as 6 road numbers - all available separately, I wanted to avoid ending a stock number in 2, 3, or 6 just to avoid confusion when pulling orders. That leaves 0, 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 (with 9 as a spare.)

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 08:51:53 PM »
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I’ve had one of these in a previous release stripped and ready for paint for C&O in my project pile for a while now. Thanks for doing these!
Modeling the C&O in Kentucky.

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 09:06:02 PM »
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We'll get to that scheme at some point but since we are already working on 3-bay offset side hoppers in Southern Roman Black, I thought we should go with a difference era for this one. The 3-bays can be seen here: http://bluford-shops.com/bluford_93_041.htm

Craig
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 11:50:11 PM »
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Nice! But. What about us west coast guys?😀
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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 12:06:44 AM »
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I’m gonna need a bigger stimulus check now lol. Been hoping for the permanently coupled Southern cars. Keep in mind that some of these were painted for the Central of Georgia too. Just give my wallet time to recover.

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Re: New Bluford Shops hoppers.
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 02:43:00 PM »
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According to the NKP Historical Society, one of the NKP cars was repainted to N&W after the merger (N&W 231465) and it was one of the cars scrapped in 1972. Sadly, there are no known photos of it in N&W paint.

Craig
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That's wild - thanks!

On another note, if you have any hoppers good for for 60's+ Interstate (Southern style "billboard" lettering), when you offer 'em, I'll buy 'em. :D

Mark