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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2023, 06:30:56 PM »
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"Hopper-bottom" gondolas go back at least to 1881. N&W built one experimental car at that time. Between 1882 & 1883 N&W ordered and received 500 "hopper-bottom" cars from Bowers, Dure, & Co. for an avg cost of $530.50  :D They had a whopping 20 ton capacity. :lol:

Info above from Andrew Dow's N&W Coal Car book.

There is a photo from 1886 or 1887 in the book, but I was unable to find any pics online after 5 min of searching.  :facepalm:

Yabit where is the 3D file?  :P

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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2023, 06:34:00 PM »
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Yabit where is the 3D file?  :P

I'm sure it's out there, I just need better google skillz!  :trollface:

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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2023, 06:42:25 PM »
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Arguably the largest class of hopper to ever exist, the PRR's GLa, was grouped with gondolas, it wasn't a HLa.
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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2023, 06:46:35 PM »
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This says the first steel hoppers were built by the B&LE and were modeled after the PRR GG wood hopper:
https://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Schoen-PSC_hopper_summary.pdf

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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2023, 06:47:11 PM »
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@Chris333 Any chance you could share a HO (borg) scale version of this?  :trollface: I know a guy... :ashat:
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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2023, 06:50:03 PM »
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This says the first steel hoppers were built by the B&LE and were modeled after the PRR GG wood hopper:
https://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Schoen-PSC_hopper_summary.pdf

The PRR's GLca was a contempary, and depending on your reading, the successor to the Gg and the inspiration for the PSC design. I'm suprised no one has done a PSC design hopper in RTR, even in HO, it was used by numerous railroads 1900-1930s, with the GLca lasting into the 50s in some numbers and I believe the CNJ's hung around for a bit. I supposed it is the early rail doesn't sell idea. The GLca was the predecessor for the GL which became the GLa.
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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2023, 06:51:31 PM »
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Easy to resize to HO, but where are you going to get HO scale 1015 Microtrains couplers?  :P

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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2023, 07:21:14 PM »
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Easy to resize to HO, but where are you going to get HO scale 1015 Microtrains couplers?  :P

https://www.kadee.com/shop-by-category/couplers/ho-scale-couplers/5-ho-scale-no-5-metal-couplers-with-gearboxes-medium-932-centerset-shank I think these are the scaled up version  :trollface:
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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2023, 07:31:35 PM »
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Easy to resize to HO, but where are you going to get HO scale 1015 Microtrains couplers?  :P

1015’s are HO sized already, so just use them!  And they’re perfectly compatible with traditional HO scale Kadee couplers too, which unto themselves are overscale. 😊

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Re: N scale early wood hopper.
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2023, 04:36:41 PM »
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Later on I'll put them on Thingieverse along with the Chitubox supported model I used.

This might be too late but you want to ”Save As” a .STL with the supports @Chris333 not the .ctb file. I am pretty sure that’s why Printables wouldn’t let you upload. You just export after you’ve done the supports.



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