TrainCat PRR H30 & H30a Covered Hoppers

Discussion in 'Z Scale' started by TrainCat2, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. TrainCat2

    TrainCat2 TrainBoard Member

    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. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    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:

  3. Caddy58

    Caddy58 TrainBoard Member

    Hello Bob,

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

  4. Rob de Rebel

    Rob de Rebel Permanently dispatched

    Bob, when was the build date on these cars???? I'm a 50's kind of guy, anything past 58 is a no go!

  5. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  6. TrainCat2

    TrainCat2 TrainBoard Member

    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. rtroop

    rtroop TrainBoard Member

  8. Rob de Rebel

    Rob de Rebel Permanently dispatched

    Thanks Gents,

    I guess I'm in for a few.

    Nice cars Bob,

  9. Delamaize

    Delamaize TrainBoard Member

    wonder if they ever made it out to the northwest...
  10. christoph

    christoph TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I think I will try this kit when it is available :)
  11. N&W

    N&W TrainBoard Member

  12. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Very nice, Bob! A lot of Pennsy fans will be lining up for this one.
  13. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

    Nice Hopper

    Yes indeed Bob, looks like a winner there as well. And the details are quite nice. Years ago who would have thought it from N Scale. Goes to show you what a difference a day makes. Ought to sell well.
  14. Chris333

    Chris333 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I have a 2 car minimum on theses : )
  15. TrainCat2

    TrainCat2 TrainBoard Member

    Last week it was the PRR H30, this week I got the first PRR H30a built. On this hopper, I used the included .009 PB wire instead of the etched grabs. Next up, a PRR K7a Stockcar due very shortly.

  16. JMD3

    JMD3 TrainBoard Member

    H30 decals

    Any word on decals for the H30's?
  17. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Outstanding! Looks great Bob! :)
  18. TrainCat2

    TrainCat2 TrainBoard Member

    In Production . . .
  19. David Leonard

    David Leonard TrainBoard Member

    It also goes to show what a difference a Knight makes!
  20. Dave Vollmer

    Dave Vollmer TrainBoard Member

    Oh, wow, I'm excited about the PC ones too! But first, a Tuscan PRR version as God intended.

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