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Old 11-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #971
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Hoppers are one of my favorite cars. Nice one cramden.
I have a few 640s. Not many variations.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:29 PM   #972
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Thanks, here's a hopper loaded with stone, a 24225 Santa Fe that's painted red vs. plastic. This is part of the Arrow set I posted a while back. IMG_0121.JPG
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:00 PM   #973
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Scales Modeled: American Flyer S Scale and some N Scale with a maginfier glass
My new AF 471 to go with the 470. It looks good except for a small finger nail size chip of chrome on the other side. I have yet tried to run it, but we will see...
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:21 PM   #974
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Looks to be in great shape for chrome plated Fred. Shouldn't have any problems with it, it's a dummy unit with an Air Chime Whistle, so no motors.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:39 PM   #975
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Looks to be in great shape for chrome plated Fred. Shouldn't have any problems with it, it's a dummy unit with an Air Chime Whistle, so no motors.
Thanks! From what I have heard, Air Chime Whistles don't really sound too good. I am wondering if I should invest in a controller and button.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:47 PM   #976
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They don't sound all that bad in a diesel, since it's more of a horn noise than a whistle.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:57 PM   #977
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Looks nice Broke. I like it. I bought me something today. I guess they are called
Frontier cars. The yellow passenger coaches. They usually sell for at least 18.00 each
in good condition. I got 3 #20s in great condition for 37.00. No rubs, no scratches.
Working couplers. I have been watching them. I know they go behind a frontier loco,
mine will go behind an atlantic. I will show pics when I get them.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #978
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Fred, make sure you look at the wiring instructions for the diesel horn controller before you commit. All the power to the track has to go through the controller. Alternatively an isolated block can be set up with fiber pins in the track for a short section where the horn will work. Nice B unit.
Cramden, the 24225 is in great condition, I like how the bright red makes it stand out.
On the 632 hoppers I still struggle to see true variations in the red dots other than one is present or not. Looking at the variations I have, and there are different sizes and different color intensity, they appear to me to be QC issues in the plant rather than different paint colors or different size stamp masks. But that is only my opinion.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:10 PM   #979
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Broke, just get you a billboard with horn and you can blow it anytime you want.
Might sound better also.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:26 PM   #980
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I use a 561 Diesel billboard horn. Its a matter of opinion if it sounds better. It is a lot easier to set up.
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