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Date: 11/11/20 20:31
A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: ghemr

 As some of you may know Atlas recently received their new 3230 PD covered hoppers in a variety of reporting marks.  I settled on these two for starters and may acquire more at a later time. Today was their maiden run and they operated flawlessly!

Some weathering was also in order----this included the trucks, wheels, air hose, handbrake chain, etc. Additionally the slack adjusters on the left side of the cars were painted the standard black. I also mixed paint to match the body and then applied it to the vertical roofwalk supports. The NAHX car received some white drippings on the the roof and slightly down the sides to simulate the gypsum they're carrying. The CRDX received some light surface rust and some gray cement caked around the loading hatches. The couplers were also changed out-----they came equipped with Kadee #5's buy I opted 158's instead.

     Therefore here's an "out of the box" photo and then the weathered products......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/20 15:55 by ghemr.








Date: 11/11/20 20:35
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: ghemr

 Last photo depicts the prototypical height difference compared to Spring Mills Depot's excellent PD hoppers.








Date: 11/12/20 02:20
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: EMD99

Look like prototype exactly.



Date: 11/12/20 06:02
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: kevink

Fantastic modeling!. The Trinity PD's are cool but about 40 years too new for me. 



Date: 11/12/20 08:28
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: SPDRGWfan

kevink Wrote:
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> Fantastic modeling!. The Trinity PD's are cool but
> about 40 years too new for me. 

Ditto.  Those look fantastic.  Unfortunately too new for me.

Cheers,
 



Date: 11/12/20 15:01
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: PasadenaSub

Neat, the Roanoke Cement versions seem to be the only ones Altas offers with any logos or decoration other than the simple reporting marks on an otherwise all-white car.



Date: 11/12/20 15:12
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: ghemr

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Neat, the Roanoke Cement versions seem to be the
> only ones Altas offers with any logos or
> decoration other than the simple reporting marks
> on an otherwise all-white car.

I saw those at my hobby dealer-----they too are very nice!



Date: 11/12/20 16:02
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: gandydancer4

Thank you for showing the Atlas and SMD cars togther. It answered some questions before I had to ask.   ×   



Date: 11/13/20 19:29
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: inCHI

Excellent weathering! They look great.



Date: 11/14/20 05:19
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: wheel_slip

These look awesome... Just the right amount of "aging" applied to these cars!!!

Andy
 



Date: 11/15/20 06:26
Re: A few PD (Pressure Differential) Covered Hoppers.....
Author: Jimmies

These look real nice Ghemr !  I like that last picture a lot too.

Jim



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