NASG Dispatch Articles: Freight Cars - Hoppers

B&O W2 Series Quad Hoppers is the Prototype for American Models Car

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

The American Models offset hopper is actually based on this prototype. In addition to prototype information, this article also includes drawings, build numbers, and photos of HO-scale models for comparison.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper

Issue:
1985 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

The American Models 1985 new hopper is based on a Unicast 55-ton outside-braced two-bay hopper. The author describes optional steps the modeler can take to make the model more detailed, covering grab irons, steps, couplers, brake details, cross-braces support, hopper door hardware, ladders, interior braces, glad hands, and painting the model.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper Part II

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

The drawings of the car shown in the previous Dispatch were too small to be of any use, so this issue devotes two full pages to those drawings.

Drawings for American Models Twin Hopper

Issue:
1985 #2 Spring
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Various small drawings of the car.

Ernie Horr Tackles a 50 foot FMC Covered Hopper

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

Starting off with a Pacific Rail Shops ACF 3-bay hopper, the author builds the 50' FMC grain hopper. Includes a couple of photos and lots of design diagrams, as well as a parts list.

NASG ACF Brass Car Anniversary

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.

Norfolk & Western HC-1 and HC-2 Covered Hoppers

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The N&W cars are identical to the PRR H30/H30a and H32 class cars. A bit of information from the previous article by the author was corrected in this one, and he goes into greater detail about the 60 N&W cars. The PRR owned 1/3 of the common stock of N&W, which may have influenced the re-use of the design. Includes two prototype photos.

Pennsylvania H30/H30a And H32 Covered Hopper Cars

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The author provides a more complete history of these cars. Includes several prototype photos and scaled drawings.

Super Detailing a Covered Hopper

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
19
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author describes how he super-detailed an S-Helper Service PS-2 hopper. Includes photos of the finished model.

Twin Quads?

Issue:
2009 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author describes how he detailed two American Models 4-bay offset-side hoppers, including removable loads. One was modeled after a B&O and another after a C&O hopper. Includes several photos of the completed models.

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