Here are some more of my Weaver freight cars. I weathered all the open top hoppers. The N&W covered hopper is partially eclipsed by the Shay. The bottom photo is of an open hopper I purchased off e bay ( as is ... due to fire damage .. resulting in melted ends of the car. ) for $5.00. I wanted the trucks/couplers because Weaver had gone out of business. When I received the car, I thought why not weather it ... and create a "damaged freight car scene" for photographic purposes before harvesting the trucks.
This would make a good flat car load. Weaver did this several years ago with a 3 bay shell upside down on a flat car, minus the bulged ends and bent bottom, which by the way, add more realism.