Re: MDC/Athearn triple offset hopper


Tim O'Connor wrote:
"Since Athearn has now upgraded the old MDC triple offsets, and
since this car is physically different than either the Stewart or
Accurail models, I thought I'd ask now if this car is accurate for
any particular prototype?"
The May 08 MR has an ad on page 81 for a ballast hopper based on the
MDC car. The body shell appears to be substantially the same as the
old MDC model, albeit with nice wire grabs, roping staples, and
separate stirrup steps. Lipstick on a pig?

Walt Lankenau

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