Details of Erie 1958 cu ft covered hoppers


Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

I'm making a shopping list of detail parts to model a pair of Erie
1958 cu ft covered hoppers, using Bowser 55600 kits as the basis.
From what I can tell, these cars were part of series 21100-21199,
built in 1946. Prototype photos are on Fallen Flags at:

B-end: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie21100adb.jpg
Side: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie21100bdb.jpg
3/4 side: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie21100cdb.jpg

The brakewheel is a Universal type (there's a photo and story on
page 14 of the September 1996 issue of RMJ)that I've never seen
before. Is there a part available for this? The running boards are
by Gypsum, and Plano 090 seems to be a match. This part is made for
the MDC car; will it fit the Bowser model? Any suggestions for the
trucks? I understand they are Barber Stabilized trucks, but Kato ASF-
3 trucks look close to me. For decals I am thinking of Champ HC-
72. Are these correct for this series of cars? Finally, does
anyone know who built the prototypes? I don't see a builder's
stencil in any of the photos.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Sep 27, 2005, at 4:02 PM, Mark Heiden wrote:

.... Any suggestions for the
trucks? I understand they are Barber Stabilized trucks, but Kato ASF-
3 trucks look close to me.
Branchline makes HO scale Barber S-2 Stabilized trucks. Kato's trucks represent ASF A-3s, which had a visibly different arrangement of built-in snubbers.

Richard Hendrickson


Scott Pitzer
 

The side view shows
RPKD GSC CO
GV 4-1-46

which means repacked (or would that be "packed" in this case?) by Greenville Steel Car Co. at Greenville

Scott Pitzer
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From: Mark Heiden <mark_heiden@...>
Side: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie21100bdb.jpg

Finally, does
anyone know who built the prototypes? I don't see a builder's
stencil in any of the photos.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden






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Jerry Dziedzic
 

From what I can tell, these cars were part of series 21100-21199,
built in 1946.
Scott's right. Greenville Steel Car built this series. Other cars
similar in appearance are 21000-21049, built by ACF in 1941; and 21200-
21299 built by Ralston in 1948. Kato offered a kit decorated for the
21200's. I believe the 21200's had "solid" panel sides, without the
triangular cutouts at the center of the car near the side sill, but I
can't confirm this. If true, then the Kato cars are appropriate.