Early Walthers 8 raised panel 2 bay hopper.

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>

I recently purchased a near-perfect assembled Walthers 34' HO hopper in its original box. This was produced c. 1937-39, and was made of thin lead castings mounted on wood blocks. the castings are neatly soldered together. The slope sheets seem to be made of Strathmore. It has 8 raised panels,and a vertical brake staff.

Does anyone have any idea as what the prototype might have been?

Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, California

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