Re: Wabash USRA Hoppers

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>

Dave (?) wrote:
"Ben yes that is the reason why I did state that it was incorrect.
As a newcomer to prototype modeling I am willing to learn."

Dave, as I posted before, there's incorrect, and then there's what
you're willing to live with. Do you want the finer details of the
Tichy car and are willing to put up with the wider center panels, or
do you want to put in the work to bring the Accurail kit up to the
standards of the Tichy kit? In a perfect world, all kits would be
correct and modelers can rely on an absolute "this model is right"
or "this model is wrong" and we wouldn't have to make compromises
based on what's available; unfortunately, that's not the case.
Often the best we can do is make a educated choice based on the
options available, and only you can make the final decision for your
layout as you're the one who has to live with it.

After all, it could be worse. You could be modeling in N scale, who
inexplicably don't have a model of this significant prototype. (The
Micro-Trains ribbed twin doesn't count - it's the functional
equivalent of the Athearn HO scale model.)

Ben Hom

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