Re: D&H panel-side USRA hopper details

Doug Brown <brown194@...>


What you see in the photo is the brake rod running between the two brake
levers connected to the trucks and to the brake lever under the b end
slope sheet. The USRA hoppers had the air line running just below the
side sheets on the right side of the car, the side away from the brake

Doug Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Mark Heiden
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:45 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] D&H panel-side USRA hopper details

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a model of the Delaware & Hudson rebuilt panel-side
USRA hoppers, and I have some questions regarding certain details.
These cars, rebuilt around 1938, were in the number series 3221-
4200. There is only one photo that I am aware of, and it is in the
pay side of the NEB&W website. For those who subscribe, it can be
found at:

My questions are:

1. When looking at the B-end of the car, the brake cylinder is on
the left, and the air tank is on the right. Where should the triple
valve be located, and should it face to one side of the car, or to
the back?

2. Should each hopper have a door lock? Unfortunately, I don't know
what kind of locks the prototype had.

3. When viewing the car from the side, should there be a brake line
running between the hopper be visible? (as, for example, this B&O
car: )

4. What color would these hoppers have been painted? What is a good
paint match, preferably water based?

Any help is appreciated.

Mark Heiden

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