Hopper, 3-bay Open Top

Manufacturer:ACE Model Railroad Company
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
ACE got a hold of the original A.C. Gilbert molds for three-bay open-top hoppers, and produced a number of undecorated cars. The modeler had to paint the car, add couplers and trucks, and apply decals. The model in the photo has had handrails, brake lines, and angles added by Dan. The B&O used a yellow stripe to indicate that the car was used in unit-trains only.
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photo © Dan Vandermause
Manufacturer:Chesapeake Models
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Cambria and Indiana (CI)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Altoona Area Train Collectors commissioned this car for the 1995 NASG Convention. The car came equipped with S-Helper Service trucks, Kadee 802 couplers (for the "scale" version), and the Blue Mountain coal load. The plastic ladders shown in the package in the main photo was also included. However, Jace put the Des Plaines Hobbies wire grab irons on his model. He also added the Des Plaines Hobbies weights (not a trivial task).
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Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Chesapeake Models
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H39
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finish(unknown)
Model Online Article:visit site
Prototype information about this car is covered starting on page 112 of John Teichmoeller's "Pennsylvania Railroad Steel Open Hopper Cars" book, published by Highlands Station, Inc. A product review of this model appeared in the April 1995 issue of the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide. The kit consisted of a one-piece injected styrene body (pre-painted black and lettered), a separate underframe, and three sprues of detail parts. As built per instructions, the car weighs a light 3.2oz. The project was started by John Craft, owner of Chesapeake Models, but it was under-capitalized, so eventually Des Plaines Hobbies bought it out (November 1995) and brought the car to market.
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Manufacturer:Chesapeake Models
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:431760
Prototype Class:H39
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finish(unknown)
Model Online Article:visit site
A photo of the kit of this model appeared on eBay in an original Chesapeake Models' box with the matching details printed on the box' ends, so it must have been made by them before Des Plaines bought the company.
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Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44050
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1948
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:78002
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44051, 6-44052, 6-44053, and 6-44054.
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photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44055
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1949
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:79090
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44056, 6-44057, 6-44058, and 6-44059.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44060
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1948
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:78705
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44061, 6-44062, 6-44063, and 6-44064.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44065
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1943
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Road Number:38303
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44066, 6-44067, 6-44068, and 6-44069.
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photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48630
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:48630
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:136254
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available with road number 136259 (see Photo #2). Photo #2 shows the entire kit, which included the "Chesapeake Models" instructions, so this particular kit must have been produced shortly after Des Plaines Hobbies took over the 3-bay hopper project from them.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:907
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Wisconsin Central (WC)
Road Number:120
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Jace added the Des Plaines Hobbies metal weights and their grab-irons set to complete the model.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1501
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1974
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna (EL)
Road Number:33941
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #33253.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1502
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:371008
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #371002.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1503
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Penn Central (PC)
Road Number:453939
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1504
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Louisville & Nashville (LN)
Road Number:182156
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #182168.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1505
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:CSXT
Road Number:141226
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #141222.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1506
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Road Number:111004
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #111498.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1507
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Chessie System (B&O)
Road Number:162171
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1508
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Chessie System (C&O)
Road Number:159871
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1509
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:444843
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1510
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:921646
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1511
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:41354
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1512
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:17788
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with six road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1513
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:74754
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
Photo
photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1514
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Western Maryland (WM)
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1515
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
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