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[DRGW] HO scale D&RGW hopper cars question stone.jim1@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-03-02 21:56:29
Re: [DRGW] HO scale D&RGW hopper cars question Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-03-02 22:06:18
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From: Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...)
Date: 2017-03-02 22:06:18
Subject: Re: [DRGW] HO scale D&RGW hopper cars question

Jim Fitch wrote:
> I believe (and Jim Eager can confirm) that those Athearn 3-bay hoppers ar=
e foobies (i.e. fantasy models).

Assuming we=E2=80=99re talking about the old MDC 9-panel triple hopper mode=
l, they were more like a stand-in than an outright fantasy model. Although =
crude by today=E2=80=99s standard, they do in fact resemble the D&RGW 18500=
-18999 series cars, which were 42-8 IL 9-panel triples built by Mt Vernon C=
ar in 1952. A big difference is the model has riveted car sides, while the =
D&RGW cars were welded. The Atlas Trainman model is a similar stand-in with=
much better detail, but it, too, has a riveted carbody.

Jim Eager

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