Jared Harper asked:
"Can anyone provide a prototype photo of the hopper/gon that F&C offers in kit form? I would appreciate it."
Staffan Ehnbom replied:
"If it is the KCS hopper gon there are photos and drawings on pages 272-273 in Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 5."
I see now - synapses weren't all firing at once at 0400.
See also "All Welded Hopper-Gon - Unique to the KCS" by Martin Lofton in the January 1991 issue of Mainline Modeler.