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We have indeed discussed the Hobbyline model in the past - it
even has cutouts
underneath to clear the wheels.
Because it is such a mediocre model, I wonder if a stand-in is
not a better choice?
For example, could a Bowser H25 have the ribs sanded/filed off
and then re-ribbed to
resemble the Lehigh Valley car?
On 10/8/2019 9:08 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Scott Seders asked:
"Is the Hobbyline
model the best starting point for this LV hopper?
I wanted to be certain there isn’t a
better model (injection molded plastic or resin)
available that I am overlooking."
Yes. It's the ONLY
starting point available in HO scale. Make sure you
don't get one of these models that was reboxed by Lionel
HO - it's the same model, but will likely command a
premium from the seller just because it's Lionel, even
if it's a basket case. These are easily identified by
heat-stamped lettering. Otherwise, you can still get
these models at reasonable prices.