Re: Reading Offset Hoppers

Ed Hawkins

On Jan 14, 2012, at 6:04 PM, John wrote:

Would anyone know if the Kadee HO hopper is okay for the late-40s
Reading cars? Kadee offers them in early-50s paint, but I'm interested
in doing some in the late 40s scheme with Roman lettering. The Reading
HS guys are not sure if the model is correct either. Thanks for you
For all intents and purposes, the Kadee model is correct for all of
Reading's 50-ton twin offset-side hoppers built by Bethlehem Steel Co.
from ca. 7-48 to 1-57, 6,450 cars assigned to series 81000-87999 (not
inclusive). There were a few minor differences in the prototype cars
including variations of door frames, hand brakes, and door locks.
Ed Hawkins

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