Friday, 20 September 2013
Tankcar-Covered Hopper - Sept 2013 RMC
In the Sept. 2013 issue of RMC I found an interesting article that converts a tank car to a covered hopper. The article reports that in 1948 Barrett Division needed covered hoppers to haul granulated slate from quarries on the Washington Branch of the D&H in Vermont to various roofing manufacturers. So cars are converted. A car like that might fit nicely into my own fleet. The model is built from a Tichy tank car. It does take some work converting, but one can do as much or little if need be to come up with their own version.
The decals for this project can be ordered through the link below. Jerry Glow also has some other interesting decals available. A word of advice...I did note that on the Yahoo groups pages I follow a mention that Jerry can be extremely slow in mailing orders out. One might wish to check with him before ordering...George Dutka