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HO cars 1950's-1960's, with 30's and 40's thrown in.
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« Reply #200 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 10:04am »
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* A page from a Varney catalog flier that came with a train set. There may have been no complete catalog ever published by Varney. I am not sure. I only have incomplete ones from different times. They published catalogs of there current production.  
* On this page is the covered hoppers listed in this catalog flier.
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« Reply #201 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 12:08pm »
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I have the limit set to 500kb in the forum preferences. It was raised from 300kb so people could post larger maps. I haven't been able to find any references to 300kb in the code yet, but I'll keep looking. Was the problem on straight first posting or was it from editing an existing post? The code for modifying a post is in a different place.
 
I had just successfully attached a bloated 459kb image to this post, but it wasn't an old car so I removed it.
 
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« Reply #202 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 3:38pm »
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Going through some logs I found two upload attempts that were 3,610,287 bytes at 08:58:08 and 08:59:42 this morning. Both appear to have been to this thread. 3,610,287 bytes is more than ten times 300kb and more than seven times the 500kb file size limit. Is it possible that you somehow miscalculated the file size?
 
I'll keep looking for that 300kb notice, but I don't think it has anything to do with any actual enforced upload limit.
 
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« Reply #203 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 3:42pm »
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Could it be that photos have to be less than 300kb to be displayed within the thread without having to be clicked upon? That's the only thing I can find that refers to 300kb.
 
"$maxisize = 300000"
"Image exceeds Forum display limit of $maxisize bytes."  
 
I have spent quite a while looking into this and that's all I have come up with so far.
 
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« Reply #204 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 12:45pm »
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* Back in Dec 13 2014 reply 185, Vern ( HwyHaulier) expressed a interest in the Varney covered hoppers of the 1960's. I to have always liked them also. I was just finishing up a run of posts on the Varney tank cars and said once they were done Ide do some covered hoppers.
* This post is not the intended first one of that series on covered hoppers for my paragraphs were longer and with better information. For what ever reason lost by a stumble in this forums image posting protocols.
Whatever, here is the first of the Varney covered hoppers.
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 These are for you Vern.


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« Reply #205 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 1:16pm »
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Baloney? Are you calling me a liar after I spent all that time looking into the issue and provided the most accurate assessment of the situation that I can?
 
FYI, that image you just posted is only 182,774 bytes, 178.49 kilobytes.
 
I am sorry you wasted time writing two paragraphs, but I have found no evidence that it was the forum's fault.
 
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« Reply #206 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 2:21pm »
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Frank - Henry - Lodge Members -
 
Tech wrangling aside... In you writer's earlier, comment about the nominally 40' hopper types of a long ago time.  
The view of N&W 70163 Car appreciated. By the detail of it, appears to be a dry bulker of the era...
 
......................Vern......................


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« Reply #207 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 4:16pm »
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FIRST. HENRY about your question the answer is no.
 
* Here is another post for Vern on Varney Covered hoppers. Did you notice the page I posted with the Varney catalog flier. Varney considered a covered hopper one that had a coal load as well as cement cover. I thought that even with a coal load they would have been open hoppers and the covered ones had the hinged doors a-top the cars.
 
* My favorite one is the Pennsylvania RR.


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« Reply #208 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 4:20pm »
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* Here is a Varney C&O covered hopper. I can see a need for new photos. When I make them I'll just edit these posts. I think this numbered C&O covered hopper is the Varney made for Penn Line car.  
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« Reply #209 on: Feb 14th, 2015, 7:29am »
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Hey There! Many Thanks! For the time, Varney delivered some really good work on the replica of the Hopper Car... Indeed!  
Back then, the endless Coal Road trains which used these as stock in trade for the 'King Coal' work...
 
The covered hoppers were another matter. Your writer with perception the 'covered' ones in loading for dry Portland Cement,  
and dry Fertilizer. Perhaps some other dry commodities (plastic pellets?). The Portland Cement trade a very active market  
(we have some threads here about why it susceptible to diversion to highway).
 
Your writer never bought a large group of the Varney Cars. In any case, paint them grey, and apply the billboard SEABOARD  
marks, and there you go! On SAL, guess there may have been open ones hauling Phosphates from Florida origins. Covered  
cars in Cement service?
 
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« Reply #210 on: Feb 15th, 2015, 9:46am »
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* Vern now you got me interested in sharing photos of my Varney covered hoppers. Many more are coming. Even some that are custom finished. I hope you like them.  
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« Reply #211 on: Feb 15th, 2015, 10:01am »
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Many Thanks! Yep! The VARNEY tooling was quite good, yes? This Old Coot near to died with your copy of the VARNEY Catalog.  
All one could buy of those hoppers at $1.49 per the copy. Geez! What would they cost today, at current ridiculous prices? And we  
wonder why we can't find new recruits to the hobby?
 
MISC & BTW. Very much enjoyed seeing your work on the 'one of a kind' RDG 4-4-4. Maybe you could have done more like the 'as  
delivered'? Early on, it painted in colors, so to run the Atlantic City Express schedules of the time? Your writer not complaining, you  
understand...
 
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on Feb 15th, 2015, 10:01am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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Many Thanks! Yep! The VARNEY tooling was quite good, yes? This Old Coot near to died with your copy of the VARNEY Catalog.  
All one could buy of those hoppers at $1.49 per the copy. Geez! What would they cost today, at current ridiculous prices? And we  
wonder why we can't find new recruits to the hobby?
 
MISC & BTW. Very much enjoyed seeing your work on the 'one of a kind' RDG 4-4-4. Maybe you could have done more like the 'as  
delivered'? Early on, it painted in colors, so to run the Atlantic City Express schedules of the time? Your writer not complaining, you  
understand...
 
...........................Vern.......................

 
** Vern that is exactly how I modeled the Reading type 4-4-4. It was a P7 as built Mantua. Mine became the reading built, 4-4-4 as run AC to Philly.
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***  here is the Varney Nickel Plate covered hopper.
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** Here is another all gray covered Hopper by Varney. It is the B&O version.
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** another all grey covered hopper by Varney is the NYC. It also came with a black cover and ladders.
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***  Here is the nicest Varney covered hopper I have with a custom paint and lettering applied.  
* This is a Shippers Express 2 bay hopper #25501 leased to Mathieson.
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Another all black covered hopper by Varney is the FMC Soda Ash car .
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« Reply #218 on: Feb 15th, 2015, 5:56pm »
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Many Thanks! The VARNEY item was surely a handy design. Run it 'open' as a Coal Service Car. Or, covered so to carry Portland Cement,  
and other dry bulk.
 
With my own interest in what was "...other Baltimore Class 1 Line...", seems to me Prince had Photos which included the SEABOARD  
Covered Hoppers. In a model, it works well. See the four mid 'panels' in the car side? On SAL, with the large letters, displayed?
 
     SE     AB     OA     RD     (Best could be done here with text)
 
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« Reply #219 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 10:15am »
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Dow  Polyethylean  Covered hopper. by Varney and life-like.
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