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Gnarly

Posted - 2009 February 07 :  6:33:38 PM  Show Profile
Found this on the web. Would be great in HO.
http://www.ecofab.com/cover-systems.html
Gnarly
Modeling western railroading in HO


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tdspeedracer

Posted - 2009 February 07 :  9:42:50 PM  Show Profile
I'm not sure of any other roads, but anyone doing BN, BNSF, and MRL could use some of those.

I would be game for a few.

Thanks for the link.

Trevor



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NBEC

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  10:26:05 AM  Show Profile
Doesn't Hurburt's make covers like that?


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CP9024

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  11:24:28 AM  Show Profile
CP, CN and BC Rail all have these types of covers on a certain number of gondolas for copper concentrate service in the western part of British Columbia. BNSF runs these covers on the Pacific Northwest Red Dog ore service as well.


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john timm

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  11:50:34 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by NBEC

Doesn't Hurburt's make covers like that?



Past tense: made. Hubert's is O.B.

I have one and it is close to a U.P. prototype which in photos looks to be made of steel rather than fiberglass. It is flatter on top, as well.

Eastern Car Works made one at one time, as well. It is a decent stand-in for some I've seen on CN/IC but I don't know the prototype, if any.

John Timm



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CSXT4447

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  12:44:58 PM  Show Profile
There is a similar (taller) version that the Chicago Short Line (CSL) had. Could really use some of those!

Mark Menges
CSX Barr & Garrett Subs
csxt4447@hotmail.com

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Gnarly

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  7:05:13 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by NBEC

Doesn't Hurburt's make covers like that?


Hubert's is nothing like these fiberglass covers. But theirs are still available thru
Walthers, along with gons, though OOB as CP9024 mentions.
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/329-8511
Both CP9024 and Trevor hit the nail on the head. Besides the ore, note per the companies ad,
they are also good for dirty dirt. Which would make them great for Atlas' new gons!!


Gnarly
Modeling western railroading in HO


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cnwfan

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  7:58:49 PM  Show Profile
Found a few of the BN cars on Fallen Flags
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bn/bn500171ase.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bn/bn500179ase.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bn/bn500190ase.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bn/bn500408ase.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bn/bn500413amv.jpg

Closest car that comes to mind is the Modeler's Choice Frisco Darby-built gonhttp://www.modelerschoice.com/freightcars/kits/250002.htm, but it would have to be modified. And of course, as of right now, someone would need to make the cover.

The Eastern Car works cover is nothing like the EcoFab covers. It's an older cover that I'm guessing the design dates from the early-mid 60's.

The EcoFab cover looks like something that could be scratchbuilt (sorry, forgot that's a four-letter word on this forum) Maybe some PVC pipe split lengthwise, some sheet styrene for the base. The ribs could be styrene half round wrapped around the pipe. Someone could probably make a master and crank a bunch out in resin.

Kurt Kruse



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Gnarly

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  8:29:30 PM  Show Profile
Kurt, I'm not adverse, but would like several. Kind of like wishing for the modern, portable
under-track augers (g).
You did give me a great idea though. I have some leftover sections from the Walthers cement
silos kit. Those have a nice curve and might make a good starting point!


Gnarly
Modeling western railroading in HO


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cnwfan

Posted - 2009 February 08 :  8:59:54 PM  Show Profile
Building one isn't that bad. It's when you're looking at a bunch that scratchbuilding gets to be a bit hairy.

I hear you on the under track augers. I can use a bunch myself.

The Walthers cement silos might be a bit too big radius wise. I was thinking more of 1 1/2" or 2" PVC pipe.

Kurt



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acsoosub

Posted - 2009 February 09 :  11:07:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit acsoosub's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by CP9024

CP, CN and BC Rail all have these types of covers on a certain number of gondolas for copper concentrate service in the western part of British Columbia. BNSF runs these covers on the Pacific Northwest Red Dog ore service as well.



And nickel-copper concentrate in the Sudbury, Ontario area on CP and CN.


Chris van der Heide
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca
http://trainweb.org/algoma
http://vanderheide.ca

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