River Raisin Models Hoppers, 3-bay Covered

Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1685
Category:Hoppers, 3-bay Covered
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H30a
Prototype Era:1952
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Model Online Article:visit site
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They arrived unpainted. Bill painting, lettered, and weathered this car (note that these are cement-service cars, so they would get quite dirty).
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1613
Category:Hoppers, 3-bay Covered
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H30
Prototype Era:1935
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Model Online Article:visit site
Prototype Link:visit site
Prototype Link:visit site
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They arrived unpainted (see Photo #4). However, River Raisin also sold some as painted and lettered for the PRR, Conrail, and N&W. The main photo and Photo #2 are of Bill Lane's model which he painted, lettered, and weathered (note that these cars were used in cement service, so they got quite dirty). The N&W 3-bay hopper, class HC-1, was a copy of the PRR H30, which Jim Kindraka modeled, and is shown in Photo #3. A historical note: the project was started by The Patch Corporation, but during the project, the company declared bankruptcy. They underwrote a portion of the financing for this project. However, as you can see, River Raisin continued with the project anyway.
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane

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