Prototypes for Athearn Quad off-set hoppers


Tim O'Connor
 

Armand, this question seems to come up periodically. The best information
I've seen is that Athearn's model is most similar to the B&O quad hoppers
of the 1920's, although many railroads had similar ARA quad hoppers from
that era including MP, MKT, NH, C&O, AT&SF, B&M, and probably others.

Tim O'Connor


Armand Premo
 

Thanks Tim.Other than the Pennsy quads this type has had little attention in the number of models available.Armand Premo

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Armand, this question seems to come up periodically. The best information
I've seen is that Athearn's model is most similar to the B&O quad hoppers
of the 1920's, although many railroads had similar ARA quad hoppers from
that era including MP, MKT, NH, C&O, AT&SF, B&M, and probably others.

Tim O'Connor


laserhriz
 

Just a clarifiaction that the Pennsy quad hoppers had outside ribs and they did not have off-set ribs.

Dennis Sautters


On Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:39 PM, Armand Premo2 wrote:
 
Thanks Tim.Other than the Pennsy quads this type has had little attention in the number of models available.Armand Premo
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Prototypes for Athearn Quad off-set hoppers

 

Armand, this question seems to come up periodically. The best information
I've seen is that Athearn's model is most similar to the B&O quad hoppers
of the 1920's, although many railroads had similar ARA quad hoppers from
that era including MP, MKT, NH, C&O, AT&SF, B&M, and probably others.

Tim O'Connor




Earl Tuson
 

The best information
I've seen is that Athearn's model is most similar to the B&O quad hoppers
of the 1920's, although many railroads had similar ARA quad hoppers from
that era including MP, MKT, NH, C&O, AT&SF, B&M, and probably others.
The best information seems to have been published in RPCyc Vol 5, with addenda in Vol 14.

The B&O, C&O and some of the Erie quad offset hopper cars were about 1'-6" IL longer... The larger capacity
cars were built to a proposed design that was later finalized to the general dimensions of the smaller MP, etc. cars.
The longer cars typically had <lower> capacities because they also had lower sides.

FWIW, there is also a version of the car offered in S scale from American Models, closer in dimensions to the shorter 40'5"
IL cars. However, with cast on grabs and such, it requires comparable effort to build a decent model. At least it's 1 1/3
times as large ;)

Earl Tuson