Re: 3-Dome GATX Type 30 Tank Car from Tangent make surprise debut
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1) I notice that on the Tangent web site these tank cars are
listed as part of "The Richard Hendrickson Collection" (sic).
If Richard is involved I think it is highly unlikely that any of
the numbers or lettering schemes are wrong. That name
may just be a 'tribute' and Richard may not be actually
supplying the research.
2) Wouldn't the change of brake rigging result in the tank
car equivalent of a reweigh ... and therefore the data
would be re-stenciled? (Not the "built date" but the
And how about if the cars were re-painted. Certainly
they would have a new "reweigh date" ... and I would not
expect them to go 30 years without re-painting.
3) My personal preference for paint schemes and lettering
styles and lettering data is "that it be appropriate for
the era between 1945 to 1955 (or so)". I prefer the
car to be 100% correct for some date rather than a
mish-mash of some details being right and others wrong.
And I pay a LOT more attention to the overall paint and
lettering scheme than I do the details of the re-weigh
dates (or locations). But, and this is important, my
freight cars are a "traveling car fleet" because I don't
have a personal layout being used for Ops.
- Jim Betz
P.S. It wouldn't be wrong for me to refer to my car as a
"car float" ... or perhaps it and my trains case are
my "mobile fiddle yard".
On 10/21/2013 12:31 AM, STMFC@... wrote:
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