New Hopper??? (N Scale)

Discussion in 'New Products' started by JZesch, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. JZesch

    JZesch Member

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  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you for posting Jeff. Close enough, we can always use another N scale car with the Frisco coonskin on the side.

    Is it a sixty foot?

    Joe
     
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  3. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    Its 58' over the coupler centers. So I guess you would round that up to 60. The thing is though that Scale Trains has nothing on their web site about this model and MB Klein lists it as being out of stock. So I am not sure on the validity of this one. Also, it is the same road number as the Intermountain version of this same hopper.
     
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  4. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    BNSF painted a few hoppers with predecessor road logos 5 years ( give or take a little ) ago. This included 3 ( I think ) with coonskins. That is what these cars are modeled after.
     
  5. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    Actually, I found them on the ScaleTrains.com web site.
     
  6. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    Thanks for the info. I kind of figured that. What I was looking for was to see if this model actually existed. I ended up finding hiding on the Scale Trains web site.
     
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  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  8. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    I finally found it after digging a little. It looks like we will have 3 different companies making this model in the same road number.

    Microtrains - NSC BNSF Legacy Series
    Intermountain - BNSF Heritage Series
    ScaleTrains

    Does anyone know how many hoppers BNSF put the Frisco herald on?
     
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  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    This is just a guess, if three manufacturers with the same road number there is a possibility of only one railcar that was painted this way.

    Joe
     
  10. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    Intermountain is doing 3 cars in different road numbers, so I guess there were at least 3.
     
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  11. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Three prototype covered hoppers were painted with this scheme: 480539, 483110, & 486742. BNSF painted 3 cars each with logos of various predecessor railroads in order to preserve the copyright on them.

    Rich
     
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  12. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you guys, that clears this up. Do they have a release date?

    Joe
     
  13. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    From the little research I did, it looks like BNSF did a total of 27 Heritage Hoppers, of which 3 were Frisco.
     
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  14. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    The Intermountain ones are delayed. I have the one from Microtrains (ordered through the NSC) and I just ordered the one from Scale Trains.
     
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  15. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Trademark, not copyright.

    You can’t copyright a logo or a slogan.

    Paul
     
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  16. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I stand corrected.

    Rich
     

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