Nn3, HOn3, On3/30
HC01 – ETWNC Small Hopper
$15.00 – $54.00
Built around 1902 to haul Iron Ore to the cranberry furnace in Johnston City. This model represents cars 1-46 as they were after re-build.
These cars were black with white lettering. To complete the model, paint, and decal to your liking.
This kit Includes:
- 3D Printed Body
- 2 – 18″ Grab Irons
- 4 – 18″ Drop Grab Irons
- 12 – 24″ Grab Irons
- 2 – 20″ Grab Irons*
- 5 – 36″ Grab Irons*
- 1 – 52″ Grab Irons*
- 4 – Straight Side Mount Stirrups
- 1 – 1″ Length of wire for brake shaft
This kit requires the following for completion:
- N Scale: Micro-Trains #905
- HO Scale: Kadee #705, #713 or #714
- O Scale:
- On3 Kadee #803, or #807
- On30 Kadee #5 with DP13 Adapter
- N: Micro-Trains Nn3
- HO: TR01 McCord Trucks
- O: TR01 McCord Trucks
- Brake Details (optional)
*Wire and Jig will be included to make these custom sizes
|Dimensions||9 × 3.5 × 2.5 in|
|Company / Railroad|
2 thoughts on “HC01 – ETWNC Small Hopper”
This is an excellent model that is well made. It is more prototypically accurate than a scratchbuilt model done several years ago. I will be purchasing others for my layout. Dr Tom
Is the only other option to model one of these hopper cars, is to scratch build ithat’s build it or build 1 of the laser kids out there. If you want more than 1 or 2, that’s going to take you quite some time.
These prints are very well designed and the prints are amazing. You only have to get the excess out from under the cross members at the bottom of the car, then start ousting on a LOT of grab irons. In fact, you should buy a bunch of Tichy grab irons if you want the right number. And Bachmann arch bar trucks will work perfectly on these cars with the coupler adapters that WR also makes.
One had a line on the exterior that seemed to parallel the interior angle of the bottom of the hopper. The prototype clearly never had that, but after a light sanding and paint, you can’t see it very clearly now.
This is as close as I ever hope to get for a RTR for a ET&WNC hopper. I bought one, loved it, and bought two more and I’d like a few more eventually. They’re a great car and we’ll worth it for the time and effort you avoid with a scratchbuilt or laser version.