Santa Fe Super Hopper in N Scale?

txronharris Feb 3, 2019

  1. txronharris

    txronharris TrainBoard Member

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    So I know this isn't a car that's still used (that I know of) but I think it's really cool. It looks like maybe four two bays with a little styrene might work, but looking for opinions on how to make this in NScale.
     

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  2. Mr. Trainiac

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    There are 5 sections, so if you wanted to cut up existing cars, you would need 5. I saw an HO one a long time ago, so it is not impossible to build. The hardest part is probably going to be making those end cage side panels match up with the rest of the hopper. From what I know, the hoppers were not articulated in the sense that it was one long hopper, but 5 units sharing trucks, so there aren’t diaphragms or anything like that between the units.
     
  3. Mr. Trainiac

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    I just found this photo that kind of shows the articulation joint, so if you do cut hoppers, all you will need to do is glue a flat piece of plastic to the end to fill it.
     

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  4. r_i_straw

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    This one is HO.
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  7. SD75I

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    i thought i saw something on that website that 3d prints but havent been able to find it now. Ill keep looking!
     
  8. atsf146

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    shapeways is where you can find the super hopper in nscale
     
  9. SD75I

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    Do you have a link? I couldn't find it in N on there? Thanks
     
  10. txronharris

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    I didn't see anything there under N Scale and searching super hopper. Maybe you have a link?
     
  11. Ryan Wilkerson

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  12. SD75I

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    Thank You. I knew I saw it somewhere on there. I guess you only run this car in the evening time!!
     
  13. Ryan Wilkerson

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    Hahaha, yeah! It's bringing home the dinner :)
     
  14. Mr. Trainiac

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    The "B Part" of the Super Hopper is listed as "not for sale," so you would be able to get a print of the end car, but not the three in the middle.
     
  15. BNSF FAN

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    Actually looks like both parts are listed as not for sale (or at least that is how it shows for me).
     
  16. JoeTodd

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    With the hopper parts I could build a southern railway 4 car hopper set. It would be close to the one off prototype.
     
  17. txronharris

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    Thanks for the links. Definitely shows not for sale for me too, and would have to add lots of parts as it indicates its only the shells.

    Will still keep kicking the bricks. I'm working on a little research too to see about kitbashing this with what's available. Will update if I figure anything out, and if any of you see anything further, please post it. Thanks!

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  18. SD75I

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    That southern car is very cool. I did not know anything about that car at all. Thanks for sharing!
     

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