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    Anyone know where to find a hopper like this?
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    This road, or this type? Majekear has a fair-size assortment of this type but not TRLX. I don't see any TRLX of this particular type. This is <kuid2:56063:175020:2> 4Bay Cylindrical Hopper Indusmin NCHX 46006 LARS, and the dump chutes at the bottom don't match you photo with these either. Sorry.:

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    common Canadian-style cylindrical hoppers are good stand-ins though
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    It's an interesting looking photo though. It looks as if it is meant for a liquid load, rather than solid. Or maybe it is a flowable of some kind. I see two pipes running underneath, and what look like liquid-type shutoff valves. The red lettering speaks to safety shutoff valves above max pressure. I am curious what it hauls and whether there is anything like this in the Trainz world.
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    Some of RRMODS http://www.rrmods.us/product-categor...overed-hopper/ Plastics Hoppers come close. Their HC5B 5125CF have the under car plumbing anyway and they do have some four bay versions (Edit after checking I was wrong, no 4 bays) although all I have are five bay versions. I haven't seen a full cylindrical car like that though.

    These are the HC5B 5125CFs I have. They have several more reporting marks.





    (and yes, I did buy those just for the under car plumbing)

    Edit: some of DaveSnow's hoppers with the full word "cylindrical" look to be somewhat close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester1 View Post
    It's an interesting looking photo though. It looks as if it is meant for a liquid load, rather than solid. Or maybe it is a flowable of some kind. I see two pipes running underneath, and what look like liquid-type shutoff valves. The red lettering speaks to safety shutoff valves above max pressure. I am curious what it hauls and whether there is anything like this in the Trainz world.
    Here is what RRMods sez;
    "Prototype Description:
    The Trinity Industries, Inc. Power Flo is a 5,125 cu ft, five-hopper, 15 psi.
    pressure-differential, pneumatic unloading covered hopper designed to
    economically transport and efficiently load and unload dry, free-flowing commodities.
    The car has seven (7) 20 in diameter circular manhole hatches that allow loading
    of a single compartment with manufacturer applied lining and no interior obstructions
    for faster loading, unloading and cleaning times, resulting in lower transportation costs."
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    Nice! Thanks for that Norm! Majekear has set of 4-bay plastics hoppers, but they don't have the plumbing, nor the blunt ends.
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    there are 3 of these cars on the DLS. one a repaint by BN1970, Power Flo Covered Hopper PC KUID:186817:100333. And two By Dave Snow, Power Flo Covered Hopper NAHXKUID2:101046:101313:2. and Power Flo Covered Hopper TILXKUID:101046:100242

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    Great find jregner 1955! Turns out I have the Dave Snows. Has all the plumbing, but not quite the blunt ends of the OP photo. That photo almost seems to be a one-off of some kind...
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    Nice! Now why didn't I think to search by Power Flo?

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    I gotta do a ton of power-flo reskins
    found a ton of paint schemes on http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ and http://www.boxcars.us/
    either that or I could easily get fourteen to do so
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    Wow! Great site for ideas!
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    Jon2002, is there a tutorial on turning these kinds of pictures into skins? Most of the shots aren't straight on, so things would not be square...?
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    couldn't find one for reskinning, only mesh making
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