Bulk Cement Shipments - Models


richramik@...
 

I have been following the BULK CEMENT conversations with great interest.  Having grown up in Elizabeth, NJ, about two block from the Eport yard I remember seeing cars with gray streaks on them: now I know what they were.  For me, the million dollar question is, what models exist?  I'm on a very tight budget, but that will not preclude me from building a "fleet of cars" over time.  I am modeling the fall of 1955.  I am not modeling a specific prototype, but rather proto-lancing and minimally would like to have prototype cars running on the layout.


Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,

Rich Ramik


O Fenton Wells
 

The Intermountain 1958 cu ft cars are my favorites for 1953.  These are square hatch.  Also check out F&C as they have some interesting ones as well.

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Clark Propst
 

There are a number of 2 bay covered hopper models available. Bowser, and Intermountain sell the 1958 cu ft model. Sometimes you can find Kato’s version at swap meets. Atlas and Kadee make the PS2 car. Kadee does both versions (older newer). Stick with a single railroad’s cars or local roads that might serve a concrete plant on your layout.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa
 
I have been following the BULK CEMENT conversations with great interest. Having grown up in Elizabeth, NJ, about two block from the Eport yard I remember seeing cars with gray streaks on them: now I know what they were. For me, the million dollar question is, what models exist? I'm on a very tight budget, but that will not preclude me from building a "fleet of cars" over time. I am modeling the fall of 1955. I am not modeling a specific prototype, but rather proto-lancing and minimally would like to have prototype cars running on the layout.


Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Rich Ramik



Aley, Jeff A
 

Rich,

 

                Try the 1,958 cu-ft LO’s from Intermountain or Bowser.  On the UP example I cited earlier in this thread, almost all of the cars were home-road.  So I suggest either lettering the cars for your home road, or selecting a prototype roadname that is adjacent to your proto-freelanced RR.

 

                I think you can also get away with 2-bay PS-2 hoppers, which were brand-new in your timeframe.  You’ll have to check specific roadnames to ensure they had them in 1955.  Models are made by Kadee and MDC (I suppose Athearn has them now (?)) .

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

 

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I have been following the BULK CEMENT conversations with great interest.  Having grown up in Elizabeth, NJ, about two block from the Eport yard I remember seeing cars with gray streaks on them: now I know what they were.  For me, the million dollar question is, what models exist?  I'm on a very tight budget, but that will not preclude me from building a "fleet of cars" over time.  I am modeling the fall of 1955.  I am not modeling a specific prototype, but rather proto-lancing and minimally would like to have prototype cars running on the layout.

 

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Rich Ramik


Benjamin Hom
 

Jeff Aley wrote:
"I think you can also get away with 2-bay PS-2 hoppers, which were brand-new in your timeframe.  You’ll have to check specific roadnames to ensure they had them in 1955.  Models are made by Kadee and MDC (I suppose Athearn has them now (?)) ."

Athearn does indeed have them, with minor retooling that improved the running board and hopper discharge gates.  Here's an example:
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=RND96149

Don't confuse this model with the 2600 cu ft 2-bay PS-2, which is all-new tooling by Athearn.


Ben Hom


Tim O'Connor
 


I think the first production PS-2 2003 cuft car was 12/1953 for Monon.

Tim O'Connor


  Jeff Aley wrote:
  "I think you can also get away with 2-bay PS-2 hoppers, which were brand-new in your timeframe.


Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

While not quite as nice as the Intermountain models, the old E&B Valley/Eastern Car Works AC&F kits and the unique ECW Enterprise hopper kits are still worthy models and can be improved. These are out of production now, but they still turn up frequently at train shows. And don't forget the Kato covered hoppers, if you can still find any.

In resin, F&C offers a 1321 cu ft Greenville car with Erie decals. They also offer the PRR Gle and H33 covered hoppers.

Tichy offers a D&H USRA boxcar converted to cement service.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


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Rich Ramik



David North
 

Atlas also do a PS 2003cft in HO.

It is now part of their Trainman series but is unchanged from the original release some years ago in the red and black boxes.

When Athearn upgraded the ex-MDC PS2003 they didn’t do anything with the rather heavy end cages.

If you have some old MDC 2003s the end cages from Athearns PS2893 3 bay would be a neat upgrade.

However if doing an undec kit, by the time you buy the end cages from Athearn and add an etched roofwalk, plus paint, decals, metal wheels and couplers, the Kadee car can be a “not much more expensive” alternative, and THEY are superb.

Cheers

Dave North