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    Hey guys,

    Was going through my collection of things and found 3 boxes of Gloor Craft Models EBT 2 Bay Hoppers.

    Has anyone built these before. They seem to be very old style of wood kit. I dont need to start another project but i am considering they would make a nice set of hoppers for a mine module.
    Owen Pass Lumber Company

    HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

    https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Hi Adrian,

    You had me looking. I thought I had Gloor Craft Models EBT hoppers. Turns out I've got four Quality Craft Models hoppers amd and EBT caboose. Only Gloor Craft Models I have is a PRR 4 wheeled bobber. Nice kits. Someday, I'll get around to building them.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #3
      Adrian,

      I have two Gloor Craft EBT kits in my collection of 'stuff'. One is a 3-bay hopper and the other is a caboose. I haven't built either.

      I also have a number of Gloor Craft structure kits and I have built a few of those.
      Bruce

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      • #4
        Actually now i think of it the Gloor Craft ones might be 3 bay hoppers.

        I do have Quality Craft ones also there somewhere with the 2 bay hopper.

        Maybe we should get a group build going on these old kits?
        Owen Pass Lumber Company

        HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

        https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by adrian_batey


          Maybe we should get a group build going on these old kits?


          That's a great idea Adrian, BUT (big but) I've got to many projects going as it is right now. I'd have to sit on the side lines and observe fine craftsmanship at work.

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • #6
            Adrian,

            I also have some Quality Craft kits on the shelf.

            The idea of a group build for these is a good one. However, I'm in the middle of the Shack,Shed,Shanty Challenge builds right now.

            Maybe I can make the January Challenge one that has several options for members, one if which is to build an old wood rolling stock kit...
            Bruce

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            • #7
              Hi,

              some time ago I built one of these kits - Quality Craft 2 Bay hoppers in my case. I found the instructions hard to understand but was able to make out how things should go together (at least mostly).

              In my build I replaced the wood parts with styrene. I used the sides etc. as templates to cut new parts from 0.03 sheet styrene. I also replaced the stripwood with styrene strips of the same size.

              The cars were never finished, so no photos are available.

              Maybe a challenge would motivate me to finally finish them.

              Regards

              Martin

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by Dutchman


                Adrian,

                I also have some Quality Craft kits on the shelf.

                The idea of a group build for these is a good one. However, I'm in the middle of the Shack,Shed,Shanty Challenge builds right now.

                Maybe I can make the January Challenge one that has several options for members, one if which is to build an old wood rolling stock kit...


                I'm in for a January Challenge.

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • #9
                  Gloor Craft kits make nice models. Just take your time. I used wood sealer prior to painting. I built their CN wood side caboose years ago. Quite proud of that caboose.

                  Gordon

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                  • #10
                    Bruce, I was going to order a wood O scale caboose kit, when the shed challenge came along. So I would probably get on board for a rolling stock build in January....This will give me time to line up something decent on Ebay ...[:-dopey][:-dopey]


                    Ted

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                    • #11
                      I would be interested in building a wood kit as well. There are a lot of pretty interesting car kits in wood. If anyone is interested, here is a link to a large picture gallery of completed wood kits from different manufacturers. This is a great resource for seeing what the car looks like finished. Most of these come up regularly on Ebay.

                      http://www.sierrascalemodels.com/brass.html

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                      • #12
                        Been really busy over the weekend guys sorry.

                        I think we should get stuck into a group build into the new year then. Might be good to be able to work through it all together and solve any problems we encounter.
                        Owen Pass Lumber Company

                        HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

                        https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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