Re: F&C's high walkway tankcar

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Bruce Smith wrote
Interestingly, Steve (Jr.) told me that the W&R model was "less accurate" than the F&C model due to the presence of dual rows of rivets for the attachment of the end of the tank on the W&R model (indicating an earlier tank on the type 7 frame?).
Given the consistent fidelity to prototype of numerous W&R products, one can feel immediately skeptical about Stevie's remark. Moreover, double riveting of tank seams came in with the 1910 tank car standards for Class II cars. Double riveting would be very unusual as a marker for an OLDER tank.

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