Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Weston
    Age
    55
    Posts
    685

    TrainCat PRR H30 & H30a Covered Hoppers

    Hi everyone,

    I thought I'd share the pics of the first PRR H30 Covered Hopper that was built. I will post pics of the PRR H30a in a couple of days. This was a fun kit to build and is extreamly detailed. Enjoy the pics.




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Livin on the Rim of the Wht Mtns, Az
    Age
    65
    Posts
    4,879
    Blog Entries
    7
    Ohhh!...Ohhh!...pick me...pick me!!!

    Let me be the first to ask...

    Ummm...where are the couplers? :tb-wink:


    *btw...niiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeeee hoppers ... :thumbs_up:


    .
    George...Proud owner and operator of : T.H.E.R.R.
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness"
    Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    970
    Hello Bob,

    looking good as usual. Are the break parts also brass or casted?

    Cheers
    Dirk
    Modelling Northern Pacific Stampede Pass in 1949


    My Railimage Site: http://www.trainboard.com/railimages...00/ppuser/3834

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    4143 E 67th Ave
    Age
    62
    Posts
    493
    Bob, when was the build date on these cars???? I'm a 50's kind of guy, anything past 58 is a no go!

    Rob

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    58
    Posts
    3,576
    OOOOOOOOOOO!!!AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep on rockin in the free world

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Weston
    Age
    55
    Posts
    685
    The brake parts are casted brass. You get the resevoir, actuator, control valve and air lines.

    The hopper uses Z-scale couplers installed by the builder.

    PRR Built the 34ft H30 Covered Hopper starting in 1935 and construction lasted to 1958. Initially built for cement transport, they were allso used for soda ash, lime, sand, etc. They were extremely common prior to the introduction of large covered hoppers and were regularly used in interchange service. They could be found anywhere, although mostly in the Northeast. The final scheme was the Conrail "cracked wheel" scheme. There was still one in revenue service in 1981.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    72
    Posts
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob de Rebel View Post
    Bob, when was the build date on these cars???? I'm a 50's kind of guy, anything past 58 is a no go!

    Rob
    This site has the data on build dates along with other specific info:

    http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=H30

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    4143 E 67th Ave
    Age
    62
    Posts
    493
    Thanks Gents,

    I guess I'm in for a few.

    Nice cars Bob,

    Rob

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Tenino, Washington
    Age
    33
    Posts
    627
    wonder if they ever made it out to the northwest...



    Delamaize
    Northern Pacific, Tacoma Division, 4th subdivision "the prarie line" (still in planning stages)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Northern Germany
    Age
    58
    Posts
    1,103
    Blog Entries
    3
    I think I will try this kit when it is available
    Schöne Grüße / best regards, Christoph (some pictures here)

Similar Threads

  1. new n-scale gons & covered hoppers
    By grande5771 in forum N Scale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 22nd, 2008, 01:02 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 15th, 2008, 03:52 PM
  3. CSX & "Fallen Flag" Covered Hoppers
    By Doug A. in forum Railfanning Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 21st, 2007, 09:43 PM
  4. Replies: 29
    Last Post: April 23rd, 2007, 02:33 AM
  5. Those Unique Cylindrical Covered Hoppers!
    By HoboTim in forum Z Scale
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: August 29th, 2006, 01:32 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •