Re: Walthers USRA hoppers
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One problem that comes to mind and Ben has reminded us time and time again that NYC modelers seem to be less of a factor these days as they want cars built and never step to the plate as buyers... Just ask most manufacturers... I am sure Ben's statements are well thought out and with some market research as he has been included in many discussions with manufacturers.
From: ed_mines <ed_mines@...>
Sent: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:00:55 -0000
Subject: [STMFC] Walthers USRA hoppers
I'm surprised at the road names that Walthers is offering for
their "new" USRA hopper.
NY Central is absent; I always thought that this car and it's clones
were very common on that railroad.
According to "Common Northeastern Open top Hopper Cars" PRR only had
a few of these among many, many 2 bay hoppers (some of which are
accurately available from Bowser) and N&W and WM didn't have any.
Stewart offered both of the WM cars and a legitimate peaked end
version of the N&W fish belly side hopper.
It looks like Walthers is offering what they think will sell, rather
than what's correct prototype.
I guess what they say about NYC modelers is true - not too many are
interested in prototype freight cars.
Someone must have the same opinion about Erie modelers. Proto 2000
skipped Erie when they released their 2-8-4s.
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