Re: Multi-dome tank car data

Tom Birkett <tnbirke@...>

Recall the original purpose of the "dome" was to provide expansion
space for the product in the car, or compartment in this discussion.
Therefore, a smaller done would be required.

Thomas N. Birkett, PE

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Al Brown wrote:

Very interesting that the SVX cars appear to have one compartment twice
as big as the other. Now *that* would be an unusual model.

There were a very few cars with one big and one small
compartment, evidently built that way with equal-size domes. There were
also cars with a big center dome and a small side dome, evidently
conversions from single-compartment cars. Either could be readily
kitbashed from the new Tangent car, either in kit form or in the
primer-painted but unlettered version, and even in the lettered car--the
location of lettering would make it easy to preserve, but then the car
number and some other data would need replacing.

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