Re: What is this tank car?

Tony Thompson

Fenton Wells wrote:

Looks like an old Varney (later marketed under  Life LIke) with Champ decals applied.

      Nope. The Varney/LifeLike cars were three-course, not four; they didn't have separate tank hold-downs like this; and they had a prominent seam along the tank top (probably a concession to molding limitations). This fails all three counts. There haven't been that many four-course cars. Could it be a Tichy car, Schuyler?

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