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    Default 2 New N scale from Atlas

    I kind of remember these?
    I'm assuming this one is the old Walthers hopper?

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    ttps://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1523-n221.aspx


    But this one looks like all new tooling?
    It is, nevermind.
    https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1522-n220.aspx
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    The top hopper is the BLMA hopper...
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    No it's not.
    Look at the details: Ladders, brake wheels, roof hatches and foot stirrups.









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    It's always nice to see new releases. Shows a healthy market. Shame they are to recent for steam power.
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    The PS 4427 hopper is an ex-Walthers car (one of several former Walthers cars Atlas has re-released recently). The Airslide 4180 was actually developed by BLMA (albeit never produced). Atlas carried the project through to completion after acquiring the BLMA product line.

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    Thanks Mark!
    I thought the hopper looked like one of the old Walthers cars?

    That's right, now I kind of remember the pre announcement, they had a proto picture that was blocked out, kind of the mystery game that they use play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    No it's not.
    Look at the details: Ladders, brake wheels, roof hatches and foot stirrups.






    https://sopacincg.com/wp-content/upl...-SP-493529.jpg

    https://shop.atlasrr.com/images/prod.../n50004597.jpg
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    How can you tell the difference? The designs look alike to me.

    Maybe I need to sell off N scale stuff if my eyes are that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrasburgNut View Post
    How can you tell the difference? The designs look alike to me.
    LOL, yes they do. There are a lot of different types of hoppers.
    I'm certainly no expert on prototype freight cars, but you're right, these are pretty much the same design.
    The Atlas (BLMA) car is PS-4000 covered hopper.
    The Atlas (Walthers) is PS-4427 covered hopper.
    PS = Pullman Standard
    The number is the cubic foot capacity of the car.

    As for the main spotting differences, the 4000 has a series of round hatches on the rood, whereas the 4427 has trough hatches down the center.

    What I was saying was about the details, look at the thickness of the moldings, the ladders and foot stirrups mainly.
    The BLMA cars have much finer moldings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
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    What I was saying was about the details, look at the thickness of the moldings, the ladders and foot stirrups mainly.
    The BLMA cars have much finer moldings.[/FONT]
    This is what I actually meant. I can't even tell the differences between the two photos. At 1:160 and three feet away, it all looks the same to me.

    I might need to consider an upgrade in scales...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    on the rood
    How rude!!

    Quote Originally Posted by StrasburgNut View Post
    I might need to consider an upgrade in scales...
    Nonsense, quite the opposite in fact. Means you can be less picky about the details because you can't see them anyway! Besides, saying it like that will make ho snobs think their scale is an "upgrade" when in fact as far as trains goes bigger isn't always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Nonsense, quite the opposite in fact. Means you can be less picky about the details because you can't see them anyway!
    Yep, that's always my excuse!!
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