|My Athearn 4-pack fleet of B&M woodchip cars on the WRD. The fleet is coated with Proto Paint Flat Haze. Car on right has 3 coats, next has two, next one and far left car is still untouched.|
If you can not find a finished B&M woodchip car you can detail a B&M woodchip model using an Athearn or Bowser woodchip car and applying Highball Graphics F-252 B&M decals. This set will do two cars in either the big or small B&M herald. Highball Graphics also has this decal set in N or O scale if that is your scale. Bluford offered a N scale B&M woodchip cars as single, a set of two or a set of three.
The B&M woodchip cars were numbered in two groupings, 7500 - 7501 and 7502 - 7519.
B&M 7500 - 7501 purchased in 1964 are converted 3-bay, ribbed side hopper cars originally build in April 1923 with a 3600 cu. ft. capacity. They rode on Andrews style trucks. These cars were all removed from service by 1970.
|One of two in this group.|
|B&M 7511 is seen in Concord, NH during May 1972. Bruce Nelson photo|