Giant: Greenville 7000 cuft Woodchip Hopper

minzemaennchen May 28, 2013

  1. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    I'm in the process of assembling a large order of Gunderson Woodchip Hopper which made me curious what other woodchip hopper or gondolas are around. My eye fell on the big Greenville version, especially the sidewall pattern of the sheet metal was very interesting. So how can it be done apart from injection moulding? Some thoughts and the etch template was ready to go. My etcher had a quick turnaround and here is now the result: ends and sides 0.25mm nickel-silver, load and chassis resin-casted. I will offer a kit and RTR later on. Kit will be very easy to built, only 10 parts.
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  2. Loren

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    Well, there you go again.......making yet more beautiful rolling stock. Very nice and I'll bet these will be popular. How long are they in scale feet?
     
  3. ZFRANK

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    This looks again very good, well done. The side pannels look great. This is impessive etching!
     
  4. kevsmith

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    I looked at the drawings of something like these in Mainline Modeller a while ago and was considering doing some in resin but yours look spot on! I'll have a few kits if I may . what is the best way to order some?
    If they are the ones I'm thinking of they are 70ft over couplers.

    reporting marks include GA,MP,AN,KCS,UTBX,SOU,ATSF,SAN,SCL & ASAB so something for everybody probably. I'll probably go for Apalachicola Northern
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  5. minzemaennchen

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    For more moderen fans you can add the successor RR CSX and NS to the list. GPSX and lots of private owner too. The car is 105mm long over couplers, so that's big for a hopper. I will announce when this car is ready to be ordered, give me some month.
     
  6. FrenchieZ

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    Nice! As always, Gerd!
     
  7. HoboTim

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    Gerd,

    Did you use the 3D shades of gray to your artwork in order for the etcher to produce what looks like pressed panels on the sides of those cars?

    Tim
     
  8. shamoo737

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    I can always use a CSX car.
     
  9. Loren

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    John, that is the understatement of the year.
     
  10. minzemaennchen

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    Hi Tim,
    it's half-etched on the backside and scored-in with the hobby knife. Also to mention the sides are 2 pieces: the pressed pattern and the ribs are separate
     
  11. minzemaennchen

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    O.K., I'm going to order some frets very soon. So if you are interested please send me a PM.
    Kit incl. load and decals of choice (GA,MP,AN,KCS,UTBX,SOU,ATSF,SAN,SCL,ASAB, CSX,NS or GPSX), no trucks included: $40 +shipping
    Complete cars (available late 2013 due to my order backlog...) $90 + shipping, weathering extra.
     
  12. minzemaennchen

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    Last call, I order on Friday
     
  13. JamesTraction

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    Gerdkurz, did you get my PM?
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  14. minzemaennchen

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    Got it, James
     
  15. minzemaennchen

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    The first cars run of the production line....
    For James MacBurney in ATSF

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  16. zscaler

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    Can't wait to see those Jimmy!
     
  17. JamesTraction

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    Me too Davey!
    Really nice looking cars that are uncommon to see on the layout.
    James
     
  18. minzemaennchen

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    First weathered cars with real woodchip load for Alex:
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  19. JamesTraction

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    Gerd,
    These beauties showed up in the mail this last weekend. Can't wait to show them off. High quality all around!
    JamesTraction
     
  20. JuergenT

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    Hi

    my both little waggons (MP) are now at work

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