The cut in half hopper car

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NYC_George

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Now that the sanding tower is almost finished. I started on the sand storage unit. In Brewster they used a full size hopper car still on it's wheels for the storage. But after seeing the article in Railroad Model Craftsman ( Cars used as structures) and seeing the cut in half hopper cars used for sand storage by three railroads. I decided that would be more interesting. I attached three photos to show you my progress.

Photo 1 - I glued a piece of Evergreen 020 thick sheet styrene to the back of the half car.



Photo 2 - Since the sand car in going to sit behind the engine yard offices I decided to raise it up a bit like one of the MRC photos.



Photo 3 - You get a clear view of the cut off back with only a little rust added.

 

Old 97

Hogger
But after seeing the article in Railroad Model Craftsman ( Cars used as structures) and seeing the cut in half hopper cars used for sand storage by three railroads.
Great work George!

Could you tell us what month the article appeared in RMC? :confused:
 




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