Re: Athearn's New HO Three-Bay Covered Hoppers

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>


I'm aware of painted lines being used on open hoppers, but wouldn't
that be a problem with covered hoppers? It certainly would be an
interesting detail to model. Does anyone have iamges?

Bob Chaparro

--- In, Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...> wrote:

It would never be fully loaded with cement. Back in the day,
hopper cars
used to have painted lines indicating the level of various

Cement, being more dense, would not literally fill the cubic space
of the
car. Other commodities certainly could (and did).

Brian Ehni

From: Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>
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Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 16:52:52 -0000
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Subject: [STMFC] Athearn's New HO Three-Bay Covered Hoppers

Just a few months ago Athearn released an HO-scale PS2 three-bay
covered hopper (Stock # 2893). The prototype for the model was
covered hopper Pullman-Standard began producing beginning in the

One of the statements on the Athearn website says that these
were "Designed to carry bulk commodities, such as grain, cement

It seems to me that this car, fully loaded, would have been
of handling the weight of such a dense commodity as cement.

Can anyone confirm this?

Thank you.

Bob Chaparro
Mission Viejo, Ca

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