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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/09/2014 :  08:18:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next up in the queue:





Not sure if all the parts are there, but it's just like putting a puzzle together. Might replace the ladders and corners....missing a section of the cast roof walk....


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/09/2014 :  08:47:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm, it looks like it needs a little reconstructive plastic surgery.



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jbvb
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Posted - 10/09/2014 :  08:58:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is the covered hopper HO scale? If so, the die work makes me think Kadee.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/09/2014 :  10:27:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

Is the covered hopper HO scale? If so, the die work makes me think Kadee.



Nope. O Scale and made of wood and metal castings - Quality Craft kit, I think.

quote:
...a little reconstructive plastic surgery....


I was hoping to avoid the use of styrene!!






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bitlerisvj
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Posted - 10/14/2014 :  10:37:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Martin, that looks just like an HO Air Slide hopper (Ambroid/Northeastern) that I picked up for $2. It will be a big job to restore it.
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/14/2014 :  5:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by bitlerisvj

Wow Martin, that looks just like an HO Air Slide hopper (Ambroid/Northeastern) that I picked up for $2. It will be a big job to restore it.
Regards, Vic B.



I decided to skip much of the jigsaw re-assembly approach and just re-did the ends using brass angle, adding new ladders, stirrup steps, re-building the one hatch, made hatch supports, added the air line castings. Just sitting on a pair of Lobaugh trucks right now. What I need and do not have is a spare replacement roof walk for this car.





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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/14/2014 :  7:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, Was the lettering all ready installed when you got the kit. I have built several All Nation Metal/wood O gauge cars. But Iv never saw a closed hopper before this one. Great work on the
additions you have added...Very NICE Work.....




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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/14/2014 :  8:21:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by quartergauger48

Martin, Was the lettering all ready installed when you got the kit. I have built several All Nation Metal/wood O gauge cars. But Iv never saw a closed hopper before this one. Great work on the
additions you have added...Very NICE Work.....



Lettering - decals were on the car when I got it. If they had been in really bad shape I would have removed them, and started looking for some that I could use to replace the data sections and then letter it for CVRR!

Hmmmmm..... I just might do that anyway!

It's an old Gloor Craft // Quality Craft wood kit car that came with a bag of metal detail parts. You can still find them NIB on eBay and at swap meets. If I can track down a roof walk I could finish this one off in a evening or 3.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/14/2014 :  9:34:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So as I thought. It is not a All Nation kit, just some all nation parts included..........with the other kit....As far as I understand it,, A.N. , only made box and coach cars.......It is difficult to find those parts from 50 + years ago...............



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/15/2014 :  10:53:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could be an scale Ambroid kit....

AN also made kits for reefers, cabooses, tank cars, and at least 1 hopper.

Some parts are not all that hard to locate at the various shows and swap meets.

Posting a WTB over on the O Scale Yard Sale Yahoo group can be useful, too.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/20/2014 :  10:18:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No idle hands allowed in the shop so on to the next car while waiting for a replacement roof walk to arrive for the hopper car.

This one is more than a little rough and I've already removed some bits, but I think I'll be stripping it down basic body working around the doors and windows. Looks like Walthers car bolsters on a RailCraft kit car....that weighs a few pounds. I think there's a sash weight inside this one!!!













Going to have to re-do the roof and ends and sides, and........the whole car!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/20/2014 :  10:22:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This one does indeed look a little 'rough around the edges', Martin.




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Posted - 10/20/2014 :  10:39:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most people would call that a basket case. It will be interesting to see what you can do with it.

George



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/20/2014 :  11:14:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Most people would call that a basket case. It will be interesting to see what you can do with it.


Getting it back onto the track will be a bit of a challenge, I'm more concerned about the weight!!!

May be a basket case, but I've taken on a few of those grade cars in past and found them very suitable for use as scenery items - think yard offices, old abandoned cars setting on an overgrown siding in woods.... Had an early Hawk models pickle vat car that I used to make a display module a few years ago along with a Thomas bobber caboose that was missing a few parts. Made a nice seed in the woods for a group of moonshiners,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/12/2014 :  6:34:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, skipping forward over a few intermediary steps to..........painted and ready to letter...close to acceptable....





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