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More On Hopper Weighting

Posted on February 3rd, 2012, by Michael Rountree

With the recent acquisition of another Atlas 90-ton triple hopper (thanks TwinDad!), I figured this is a good opportunity to show how I am going about bringing the car weight up. Open hoppers are notoriously difficult, since they lack places to hide unsightly weights like the self-adhesive chunks I usually use in closed cars. The key is to use sheets of lead, which can be cut and fit in without being conspicuous.

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Roster: Hopper Cars

Posted on December 11th, 2011, by Michael Rountree

Open and Covered Hoppers

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Idea for Hopper Weighting

Posted on June 4th, 2011, by Mike

I have been adding weights to my freight cars in order to bring them up to NMRA standards (or maybe just a hair heavier), as the extra weight helps them to track well. However, open hoppers are perhaps the hardest to deal with, as there are only so many nooks and crannies to fill with lead. This is one idea I had, which I lack the means to produce.

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The Hoppers Project, Part 1

Posted on June 4th, 2011, by Mike

Any West Virginia coal-hauling railroad worth its salt should have vast quantities of open hoppers, right? Not wanting to spend $15 per car for the multiple dozens I figure I will need, I decided to instead make use of the cheaper cars that I acquired during my high school years.

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