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WM hopper trucks

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

One of our members is assembling a bunch of the Stewart channel side
hoppers, and wanted to know what trucks to use. I found one picture where I
think the car had Andrews, but it isn't clear, and one photo does not a
roster make. Any information? - John

byronrose@...
 

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 11:19:59 -0500 "John Nehrich" <nehrij@...>
writes:
One of our members is assembling a bunch of the Stewart channel side
hoppers, and wanted to know what trucks to use. I found one picture
where I
think the car had Andrews, but it isn't clear, and one photo does
not a
roster make. Any information? - John
John,

One thing to keep in mind is that the Stewart kit is a poor
representation of only the cars that WM rebuilt in 1952. The hoppers,
end sills, ladders and other detail needs correcting. They really cannot
pass for their older channel sides, unless one is modeling way, way off
scale.

FWIW, the couple of those cars still in service in Harrisburg are rolling
on an AAR type cast sideframe truck, formerly known in the hobby as
Bettendorf (ph?), a little town in Iowa.

BSRose
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Richard Hendrickson
 

One of our members is assembling a bunch of the Stewart channel side
hoppers, and wanted to know what trucks to use. I found one picture where I
think the car had Andrews, but it isn't clear, and one photo does not a
roster make. Any information? - John
I have only one photo of a WM channel side car and it dates from ca. 1961,
after Andrews trucks were banned in interchange, so it may have had Andrews
trucks earlier in life. The trucks in the photo are AAR self-aligning
spring-plankless with Barber lateral motion bolsters. Several mfrs. make
representations of AAR self-aligning spring-plankless trucks in HO scal,
the best probably being InterMountain's, but none of them have Barber later
motion devices - though that's a rather subtle detail in 1:87 scale. With
regard to the trucks on these cars earlier in their history, you might try
Larry Kline, who models WM (though in O scale):
<klinelarrydanajon@...>

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Dana and Larry Kline <klinelarrydanajon@...>
 

<John Nehrich wrote:
One of our members is assembling a bunch of the Stewart channel side
hoppers, and wanted to know what trucks to use. I found one picture where I
think the car had Andrews, but it isn't clear, and one photo does not a
roster make. Any information? - John>

All of the 1947 and later photos I have of WM channel side hoppers show cast
steel (Bettendorf) trucks of various types. Some photos show two different
truck types on one car. Some of the 1916-17 Pullman hoppers that were
converted to channel side cars in 1927-32 were built with Bettendorf
T-section trucks and kept them after rebuilding. The latest photo I have of
a car with Bettendorf T-section trucks is dated 1942. I also have one 1940
photo of a car with one cast steel truck and one Bettendorf T-section truck.

Larry Kline

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

Larry - thanks - John

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From: "Dana and Larry Kline" <klinelarrydanajon@...>
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: WM hopper trucks


<John Nehrich wrote:
One of our members is assembling a bunch of the Stewart channel side
hoppers, and wanted to know what trucks to use. I found one picture where
I
think the car had Andrews, but it isn't clear, and one photo does not a
roster make. Any information? - John>

All of the 1947 and later photos I have of WM channel side hoppers show
cast
steel (Bettendorf) trucks of various types. Some photos show two
different
truck types on one car. Some of the 1916-17 Pullman hoppers that were
converted to channel side cars in 1927-32 were built with Bettendorf
T-section trucks and kept them after rebuilding. The latest photo I have
of
a car with Bettendorf T-section trucks is dated 1942. I also have one
1940
photo of a car with one cast steel truck and one Bettendorf T-section
truck.

Larry Kline



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