Re: new HO fishbelly hopper?

Richard Townsend

Way to take one for the team, Ben!

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, Oregon

-----Original Message-----

From: benjaminfrank_hom

To: STMFC@...

Sent: Fri, Oct 12 12:32 PM

Subject: [STMFC] Re: new HO fishbelly hopper?

Ed Mines wrote:

"The fall HistoricRail catalog lists a "new" 55-Ton 2-Bay Fishbelly

hopper (LV, p.2 7) with die cast underframe and slope sheets.

My recollection is that the Stewart car had a plastic undeframe and

stamped weights like the traditional Athearn cars. The car in the

picture looks like it has molded on ladders; the Stewart car had

separate ladders. Is this a new mold?"

Since nobody took up my challenge to order this car and report

findings, I ordered one off of the HistoricRail website. The package

arrived yesterday, and what I received was one Atlas N scale 55 ton

fishbelly hopper, stock number 41279. The catalog listing is

obviously in error, and despite the wishful thinking of some members

of this list, this is NOT new tooling for an HO scale fishbelly hopper.

Ben Hom


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