Goodbye Lionel O-Scale Planters Peanut Hopper

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Goodbye Lionel O-Scale Planters Peanut Hopper
Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:42 PM

Going to turn this Lionel Planters covered hopper into an open hopper scrap metal car to go with my kitbashed O-scale warehouse (in another thread).

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:58 PM

First step is to remove as much paint as I can. The body will soak in extra strength oven cleaner overnight.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:37 PM

Oh, is THAT what's going on!  I thought you might have had an "Oh NO!"  disaster moment on the layout!

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:55 PM

Firelock76

Oh, is THAT what's going on!  I thought you might have had an "Oh NO!"  disaster moment on the layout!

 

Wish I had a layout. Don't even have an O gauge locomotive or track yet. I have two used cars to work with: a $40cdn flatbed wheel car and this $10cdn peanut car. Since I got the Planters car for peanuts, I thought it deserved a more robust role in my roster to be.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Monday, March 12, 2018 4:06 AM

Hopper doors coming off this morning.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Monday, March 12, 2018 5:10 AM

Prime time. Body of the scrap metal car is being sprayed with primer this morning.

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Posted by Eastrail11 on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:21 AM

Love the progress so far, nice to see an old being reborn (remade I guess) into something new that will be used! Can't wait to see the finished result. 

 

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Posted by BigAl 956 on Monday, March 12, 2018 9:15 AM

Seems like a nice looking car, a shame to destroy it. I checked the value for a near mint car on ebay and it has very little so no harm no fowl.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Monday, March 12, 2018 9:40 AM

BigAl 956

Seems like a nice looking car, a shame to destroy it. I checked the value for a near mint car on ebay and it has very little so no harm no fowl.

 

My youngest daughter will be happy when she visits. She has peanut allergies!

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Monday, March 12, 2018 5:49 PM

When this last coat of primer dries, I paint.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:31 AM

Painting in progress.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:11 AM

I can now complete this thread with a picture of the final scrap metal car. Still needs a road number but that will be added when I get more custom dry transfers made. The load is real rusty scrap metal from around the old rail yard in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

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Posted by Michael6268 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:18 AM

Nice work!!  Looks great!

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:21 AM

Michael6268

Nice work!!  Looks great!

 

Thank you.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:41 PM

The bottom of the hopper has a wood floor with metal weights. 

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:43 PM

Because of the metal weights and floor dimensions, the floor can remain loose in the car. This allows for different floors depending on the car's purpose.

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:45 PM

Powder from real manganese ore is used to weather the car.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:29 PM

Wow !

What a fun project !

Looking good !!I love a good kitbash project myself. Always great to adapt something to your needs/ tastes.

Once again, great job!

Paul

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:37 AM

Postwar Paul

Wow !

What a fun project !

Looking good !!I love a good kitbash project myself. Always great to adapt something to your needs/ tastes.

Once again, great job!

Paul

 

Thank you Paul. I did have a lot of fun with this car. DJ

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Posted by robmcc on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:00 PM

Looks good, DJ! What's the reporting mark? I thought it was for CBNS at first, but at closer look I see CMCX. Is it another regional or just a fantasy railroad?

Rob

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:06 PM

robmcc

Looks good, DJ! What's the reporting mark? I thought it was for CBNS at first, but at closer look I see CMCX. Is it another regional or just a fantasy railroad?

CMCX belongs to Concrete Materials Company (CMC) located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and owned by Sweetman Construction Company. They started their Rails to Road in 2012, a business they call Transloading.

In 2018, Concrete Materials bought my fictitious railroad company in Nova Scotia owned by the fictitious Cheverie Mining Company (CMC) primarily to access our gypsum resources. CMC uses CMC's rolling stock and CN for servicing.

Glad you asked. Big Smile

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:01 PM

Nice!

Regards, Roy

            

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Posted by charliebrown on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:35 AM
Looks great. Went from a play looking car to a real looking car.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:02 AM

I want a scale type Hi Rail layout and always avoided buying non protytical looking cars except for a couple where they were practically giving them away.

Dennis  San Fernando Valley CA.  Joined August 2009

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:33 AM

This car will be on display on my showcase table at the 2018 Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders Annual Convention during the Public Show on June 2nd in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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