Re: C&O 70 town hopper help


Brian Carlson
 

It is definitely a Kato. Black is correct. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 20, 2020, at 11:41 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:



Schuyler,

 

I stand corrected, I believe that is a KATO model.  Details are not as fine a the IM cars----more opportunities for the prototype modeler.

 

Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:15 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&O 70 town hopper help

 

Well, CURRENT IM models have different sill steps and a few other minor differences.

 

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/hohoppers.html

and scroll down a LOT.

 

I’ve seen that sort of  “protective packaging” before which I think should assist in identifying the manufacturer.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:34 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&O 70 town hopper help

 

Lester,

 

Looks like an Intermountain model.  I have one and it checked out nicely with prototype photos.

 

Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] C&O 70 town hopper help

 

I am attaching a photo of a C&O class “LO” hopper model gifted me.  Number and other lettering appear to be accurate for a 70 hopper in the series the hopper is in.  I am asking if the black color is correct or should it be gray?   And, who produced the hopper?  Thank you for your time and effort to help in advance.

Lester Breuer

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