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@darlander posted:

Great project Keith!   I see a couple in my future.   Did you start with a two bay hopper?  Anxious for more details.  Thanks for the post.

Cheers, Dave

Thanks Keith as you have inspired me and I'm in the process of building two ballast hoppers.   I purchase a couple of Weaver two bay hoppers on eBay for the project and have finished the demolition phase.   I'm now ready to build the drop shoots.   I have also completed the ballast loads for the cars.  Happy to share a few pic of the process so far!

My Canvas:

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My target:

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Demolition with a little help from a radio arm saw:

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Clean up with 60 and 80 grit sanding blocks:

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Ready for the building of the shoots:

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Ballast loads are finished:

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Love a new project!!   Will post again when finished!

Cheers, Dave

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@coach joe posted:

Some very nice die cast being used in MOW service along with some very nice MOW rolling stock.

Darlender, any photos of chute fabrication?

Coach Joe, sorry for the delay with my response. We have recently returned from a Canada and  northwestern US road trip and I have been away from my computer for most of that time. It was just today that I noticed your request for more pictures of the build. I was able to use materials that I had on hand so I do not have all the styrene/copper stock numbers used for the shoots.

The bones of the build are Weaver 2 bay offset hoppers. The drop  shoots are scale 6.5 feet long, 2.5 feet wide and 2 feet high.   Hope that the following pictures tell the story:

Cheers, Dave

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@darlander posted:

Coach Joe, sorry for the delay with my response. We have recently returned from a Canada and  northwestern US road trip and I have been away from my computer for most of that time. It was just today that I noticed your request for more pictures of the build. I was able to use materials that I had on hand so I do not have all the styrene/copper stock numbers used for the shoots.

The bones of the build are Weaver 2 bay offset hoppers. The drop  shoots are scale 6.5 feet long, 2.5 feet wide and 2 feet high.   Hope that the following pictures tell the story:

Cheers, Dave

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Thank you for the progress photos.  I have a better understanding and see more of the details in the unpainted versions.

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