Got a hopper question for ya

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Catt, May 22, 2006.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The cars are HO but I need the same info for some N scale cars.I am rebuilding some TYCO and Bachmann Center-flo hoppers.They are 4 bay I would like to convert them to 3 bays.My questions are.

    Were/are the 3 and 4 bay hoppers the same length?Or is there a significant difference in the lengths of these cars.

    Would the outer bays be in the same place on both cars,or would the outer bays be closer to the centerline of the car?
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
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    I think all of the bays on hopper cars are the same size, and each time an extra bay is added the car is made that much longer. I may be mistaken.