Re: Hoppers, ca. 1950

Jeff Coleman

There may be one or more good photos of Wine door locks in Train Shed Cyclopedia #48.
Jeff Coleman

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Do you know of any really good published (or web) photos that
show Wine door locks and the door beams w/ prybar loop casting?
Part of the difficulty of modeling hoppers is a lack of good
detail photos...

Tim O'Connor

Westerfield's Wine locks are drop bottom gon locks, not hopper locks, The look similar (better than nothing) but are not the same. And, one still has to scratch build the door beams with the characteristic casting for the prybar loop, used to lever the door into locked position.

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