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PC: RE: Penn Central N-scale hoppers
- Subject: PC: RE: Penn Central N-scale hoppers
- From: Mike Pennie <mpennie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 07:35:37 -0400
I had the same problem with these hoppers. As I need a bunch of them,
the work was just too much. I stopped buying them, and will stay with
the Atlas 3 bay as my main coal hopper. Unfortunate, as the MDC's are
nice cars. The MDC's are being used mainly for variety.
Does anyone know if the MDC PC car is accurate? I couldn't find a
picture of it in the color guide.
From: ddevene [SMTP:ddevene -AT- udata.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 6:56 PM
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: PC: Penn Central N-scale hoppers
Roundhouse has released their three bay hopper in Penn Central
Reading). While I have yet to see them, they should be a good
have put together several of their previous road names and
one thing, they go together well.
The center beam, made from metal, does not fit well inbetween
bays even after all the flash is cleaned off. I take an X-acto
and carefully slice a some of the inside of the bay off.
much, and I feel one needs all the weight in N-scale one can
could also file down the center beam as well and achieve the
results. The cars I have run fairly well and they do add a nice
touch for older layouts. The PC version is out of my time
Nickel Plate up until 1964, however, peotic license suggests
motive power requirements stop here, but I can go up to 1970
For the money and the amount of time required to assemble these
they are a good buy in my opinion.
Dale A. DeVene Jr.
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