NYC 676-H and other hoppers

Tim O'Connor

Regarding this Ted Cullota photo auction of NYC 863278, Lot 676-H

Jan 29, 2013 -- Ben Hom wrote

  NYC 862000-864999, Lot 676-H
  This is an example of an NYC car that looks easy to model at first glance, but isn't.
  At first glance, it looks like an AAR standard offset twin (33 ft IL, 10 ft 8 in top chord
  above rails), but is actually taller (11 ft top chord above rails) and not as long (31 ft 6 in IL).
  No easy kitbashes for this car - at this point, stand-ins or scratchbuilding are the best
  suggestions I can make.

1940 ORER (new addition) --
   series 862000-865499, 2453 cuft, 31'6" IL, 10'4" IW, 11'0" to extreme height
1950 ORER --
   series 862000-866999, 2210 cuft, 31'6" IL, 10'4" IL, 11'1" to extreme height

OK. Now

 (1) Ben said the 676-H cars were 33' IL. Huh?
 (2) The cubic foot capacity of the series CHANGED??? What the heck?

Also, Ben notes the cars are taller than standard AAR hoppers. Also virtually ALL of the
NYC hoppers in the 1950 ORER are 11' tall or TALLER. In fact only ONE series of NYC hoppers
is shorter at 10'9" --

   series 867000-867999, Lot 733-H, 2145 cuft, 33'0" IL (ORER data)

Does this mean the ONLY series of NYC 2-bay hoppers that can be easily modeled (other than
USRA hoppers) are the 1945 built 733-H series, which can only be modeled with the Kadee car?

Tim O'Connor

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