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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2018 06:56 pm
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OK, guys, the B&O car in question is a coal hopper.
B&O once had a big bunch of these 3-pot hoppers and yes, they date from the mid-19th century.
I believe there is at least one on display at the B&O Museum in Baltimore.
For those who might have my Carstens book on the Cumberland and Pennsylvania RR, see the photo on page 4,
showing several of the C&P's cars built from the same blueprints at the canal terminus in Cumberland.


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Hi EBT  :wave:



Thanks for your 'diagnosis' as a HOPPER !  :thumb:



As I said, I didn't recall where I got the photo on the previous << Page from.

But with 'hopper' plus 'B&O Museum', I was able to find some more photos of these cars.



They do have a PAIR at the B&O Museum.





This rather super photo, is labelled as taken at Martinsburg in 1858.  L:

An interesting tender behind & 'camelbacks' as well.



The roundhouse looks a tiny bit like the B&O Museum as well ...

... I suppose many did though !  :P



The search-term 'B&O Iron Pot Coal Hopper' or similar ...

... will turn up photos for those who like funky junk like this !  :)



I wonder if Jose has done a Lionel-BASH of one of these already ?  ;)



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Found a HO model on Shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/4ZMUUCBYR/hor03b-ho-iron-pot-hopper-10-ton-1860?optionId=56678795&li=marketplace


Looks like there is/was a O scale model, but can't seem to find much about it:

https://www.factorydirecttrains.com/10tonironhopperbando.aspx


Looking at the drawings of the car it's about 7' x 21'.

Would make a neat model.




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" Looks like there is/was a O scale model, but can't seem to find much about it "



I think this is the O-scale model of the B&O Iron Pot Hopper.  L:





Found on 'Google Images'.



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Any idea who makes it?



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Did Mantua made a kit sometime around the 50's? Or I am wrong... AGAIN?.
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Found where B.T.S. is developing a HO B&O Three-Pot Hopper:

http://www.btsrr.com/btscar01.htm

They have some interesting items that might be used in other scales.




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" Any idea who makes it? "





Sorry Michael, I have no idea who made/makes that O-scale ? car.  ???



Seems to lack any 'commercial' couplers & has PIZZA-CUTTER flanges !  :shocked:



Interesting though ... Might be a bit on the big side ... But MAYBE could work as a 1:35n2 'upscale'.  L:



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" Did Mantua made a kit sometime around the 50's?
Or I am wrong... AGAIN? "



He who dares WINS ! Jose.  ;)

AGAIN ? ... & I though you were a mine of useless, but ACCURATE ! information all these years !

Mantua ? :doh:  I can't remember the '50s clearly ... Or last week for that matter !  :P






:Salute:  " Tin-hat ON and HEAD DOWN Capt. Jose ... Coal can fly outta these bone-shakers !! "



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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2018 04:00 pm
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I was looking at the trucks and I don't know if anyone mentioned it before,
but it looks like the trucks are attached to the sides of the car and do not rotate.

On a drawing of a pot-hopper I found, it was noted that   "all four axles were in line, allowing for some lateral play."

Might be a little difficult to make an operating model of this car.




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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2018 05:26 pm
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Nope, not Mantua. Possibly a scratchbuilt model.

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