Woodchip Hopper Frame N Scale

by BoneValley
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N Scale 1:160 Greenville 7,000 Cubic Foot Wood Chip Hopper frame. For the corner Ladders use: Gold Medal Models N 160-25 Freight Car and Industrial Ladders


IN: 5.237 w x 0.819 d x 1.162 h
CM: 13.302 w x 2.08 d x 2.952 h


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it depends what you mean by an H-5. the term covers a few designs. from what i can work out the particular version of an H-5 rostered by the A&WP/WofA were perhaps the first version. i wonder if the design was just an evolution of the ACL H-1 with two extra bays, they look similar: http://freight.railfan.ca/acl/acl84700.jpg they came to A&WP/WofA in 1971. previously, the y'all lines made do with height extensions on 14-panel ribside hoppers and 3 bay offset hoppers and also used regular hoppers, some with 'CHIPS' on the side in big letters, as per CofG. it's the A&WP/WofA one i am working on but SCL had this particular version too: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2971455 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2570481 it's a bit of a guess of mine that one frame could be used for lots of designs, a hope which may be undone by more research ... i do not know if the 64'5" length of the H-5 was common. capacities of the designs seem to vary widely: http://www.trainlife.com/magazines/pages/844/54528/december-1986-page-30
April 16, 2013, 1:08 pm
@benscaro I actually started work on an H-5. The SCL H-5 is 5 feet shorter than the first woodchip hopper I did and the hopper doors are different. Give me a week or so and I'll have an H-5 model up. And I'll have to get back to you on the exact angle of the slope.
April 16, 2013, 11:31 am
@BoneValley G'day, can you say what the angle of the end slope sheets is? I am preparing a master for the version of the H-5 that the A&WP and WofA ordered in 1971, and it would be good to do the sides so they line up with your frames. Cheers, Ben
April 16, 2013, 10:45 am
@benscaro Yes, I'm going to put together some interchangeable parts like that in N and TT...maybe even HO.
April 12, 2013, 7:24 pm
this could be very handy in that it could have PS or other sides added to it to create a number of styles of woodchip hopper. six bay designs were common. it would only need to be in WSF as it would not be very visible, and this would give it additional structural strength for use in N or TT. ben
April 11, 2013, 12:13 pm


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