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Date: 11/30/19 12:39
Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: funnelfan

Accurail is tooling up a ACF 2-bay hopper, thought to be a 2970 cuft model. Undec, BN, CBQ, CNW, DRGW, EL, GN, NP, UP and Data Only are the initial schemes for the car. While Accurail's display at the recent train fest show stated the car was a ACF 2980 car, the stiffener rib and suggested paint schemes were of a ACF 2970 hopper.  The Athearn RTR is also a early version ACF 2970 like this car, Intermountain makes a 2980 car, and the old Front Range model was the 2980 car (I think). The old Detail Associates car was a early 2970 car too.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/19 13:54 by funnelfan.




Date: 11/30/19 13:58
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: TCnR

Will the Accurail version have the molded in place roof walk?
Really makes a big difference.



Date: 11/30/19 14:40
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: PHall

TCnR Wrote:
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> Will the Accurail version have the molded in place
> roof walk?
> Really makes a big difference.

Most likely, yes. I don't think they know what etched metal looks like.
But their cars are meant to be background runner cars and not superdetailed foreground cars.



Date: 11/30/19 14:50
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: dcfbalcoS1

       They should then have 'back ground price' to match the lesser quality looks. . . . .  I assume.



Date: 11/30/19 15:00
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: DKay

I like these 2 bay hoppers.Currently putting together a sand train (HO).
Can someone tell me the heritage of these,I would like some in HO.(not my pic)
Regards,DK
 




Date: 11/30/19 15:04
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: funnelfan

DKay Wrote:
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> I like these 2 bay hoppers.Currently putting
> together a sand train (HO).
> Can someone tell me the heritage of these,I would
> like some in HO.(not my pic)
> Regards,DK
>  

Looks like a newer GATX built car. Not a model of these out there yet that I've heard of.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 11/30/19 15:10
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: DKay

Thanks Ted.I like the more angular appearance at the top of the  side sheets .An interesting variation.
Regards,dK



Date: 11/30/19 15:16
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: RRBaron

Accurail is the only accurate and AFFORDABLE game left in town...I love them!



Date: 11/30/19 17:02
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: PHall

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>        They should then have 'back ground
> price' to match the lesser quality looks. . . .
> .  I assume.

They do. As in the $17-20 range vs $50 plus for the "highly detailed" cars from other manufacrurers.



Date: 11/30/19 17:34
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: ALCO630

> They do. As in the $17-20 range vs $50 plus for
> the "highly detailed" cars from other
> manufacrurers.


I never understood how cast on roofwalks and grabs make a car operate any worse than a car without.

Posted from Android

Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 11/30/19 17:43
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: SPDRGWfan

ALCO630 Wrote:
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> I never understood how cast on roofwalks and
> grabs make a car operate any worse than a car without.

I don't imagine it would make any difference in operation. Why would you think they would?



Date: 11/30/19 17:59
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: TCnR

These do sound like older cement hoppers that fit into that golden era around the BN merger. Fits in with the rest of their product line just fine.

Still have a couple of Detail Associate flat kits in line at the workbench. Thar ya go.



Date: 12/01/19 07:37
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: ALCO630

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> ALCO630 Wrote:
> -------------------------------
> > I never understood how cast on roofwalks and
> > grabs make a car operate any worse than a car
> without.
>
> I don't imagine it would make any difference in
> operation. Why would you think they would?

I was being sarcastic. As was said, all those fine details, nice as they are, does nothing for operation but it did turn a $20 dollar car into a $60 dollar car.

Posted from Android

Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/19 07:40 by ALCO630.



Date: 12/02/19 03:59
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: SPDRGWfan

ALCO630 Wrote:
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> SPDRGWfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ALCO630 Wrote:
> > -------------------------------
> > > I never understood how cast on roofwalks
> and
> > > grabs make a car operate any worse than a car
> > without.
> >
> > I don't imagine it would make any difference in
> > operation. Why would you think they would?
>
> I was being sarcastic. As was said, all those fine
> details, nice as they are, does nothing for
> operation but it did turn a $20 dollar car into a
> $60 dollar car.

Okie dokie.



Date: 12/02/19 07:20
Re: Accurail ACF 2-Bay Cement Hoppers.
Author: toledopatch

DKay Wrote:
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> Thanks Ted.I like the more angular appearance at
> the top of the  side sheets .An interesting
> variation.

Definitely a current-day car, built for GATX.



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