TrainWorx quad hopper question

Keith Nov 7, 2010

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    All,
    Was able to get 37 Rio Grande TW quads today, at the Train Expo in Denver.
    Now, I have a quick question:

    Which side of car does the brake cylinder belong?

    All cars are in kit form, and all parts are in separate plastic bags, with NO instructions!
    And I'm not sure if I have that information on hand anywhere.
    And no, I currently can NOT check another car, since all my cars
    are currently in Denver!

    I'm gonna check one other source I have also.
    Still, information is much appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. cfritschle

    cfritschle TrainBoard Member

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    Keith,

    All of mine have the brake cylinder on the same side as the brake wheel with the air reservoir on the opposite side, but still on the B end of course.

    Carter
     
  3. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Notched to fit that end of car only anyway.
    Just didn't know which way parts fit.
    Jim Eagers DRGW Color Guide also helped prove the way parts go.
    Thanks again.
     
  4. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Keith,
    Here are a couple of pix I just uploaded... hope they help.

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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    37 of 'em, huh? A whole trainset in on batch. Nice score. How much?
     
  6. JASON

    JASON TrainBoard Supporter

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    Who did you you buy these through Kieth? I have had a box load on order for some time & still waiting for word......
    When do we get to see some pic's? :)
     
  7. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Photos do help. Confirms the prototype photos.

    Yeah, 37 hoppers and 4 SD45's. Hoppers run me about $525.
    Kit form, but include MT trucks/couplers.

    Got mine from Rod, in Grand Junction.
    Hope to have photos tonight. Forgot camera yesterday!
    Nothing of new cars though, since I still have 31 yet to build!
     
  8. Kevin M

    Kevin M TrainBoard Member

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    I miss kits, sure with IM and others would still do them.
    Kevin
     
  9. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    Got all my BNs from him.

    Now he's looking for a "mixed" UP train for me
     
  10. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've got enough "mixed" cars, about 2 to 1 in favor of everything else!
    Before scoring the 37 hoppers, I had maybe 16 DRGW cars.
    Thankfully still, I have NO UP cars in the mix!
    I have BN, GN, Burlington, and MP as well as DRGW.
    Looks like what I see here in Longont, except for the UP stuff.
    May have to consider getting a few UP cars though. Not sure why.......

    Now, I gotta see if I can get more wheel weights for my cars, since I didn't get weights with my cars. But, I'd also like to order the new stye weights that Pat has for the quads.
    Gotta inquire about a bulk purchase, for about 90 cars!

    Other information has been much appreciated.
    Oh yeah.......Photos from GTE today will be posted a bit later tonight.
    Or possibly tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
     
  11. cfritschle

    cfritschle TrainBoard Member

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    Keith,

    You might want to hold off on any UP quad hoppers until we see if BLMA is going to produce a more accurate UP version. I am very hopeful that Craig will make the N scale model of the quad hopper that Tanget Scale Models makes in HO.

    Carter
     
  12. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    I talked to Rod last weekend, and he was saying that Pat was using weights with stick on weights. Otherwise I was going with shotgun shot.
     
  13. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    New weights used in the Tran Worx quad hoppers.
    As seen in the new Rio Grande Ready Kilowatt coal hoppers.

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    Nice thing is, it puts the weight directly over the trucks.
    Gotta wait until next payday and see about ordering close to 60 cars worth!
    According to Pat at Train Worx, weights are available. $1 will do 3 cars.
     
  14. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    And a couple of photos from the GTE over the weekend.
    Not much worth shooting, for me. Did get some shots of the
    custom tagged coal hoppers seen though!

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    Both cars custom tagged for me, by Train Board member TBone!
     
  15. Tbone

    Tbone Permanently dispatched

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    LOL...I love the tagged cars Keith especially the name on them.:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  16. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    For some strange reason, I figured someone might get a kick out of seeing them!
    Thanks again!
     
  17. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    Might have to call Rod and have him get ahold of Pat for me
     

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