Re: What is this tank car?

Brian Carlson

Sgl sent me the photo off list and it sure looks like a poor decal job on a 10k p2k type 21 tank
Brian Carlson

On Jan 1, 2014, at 9:44 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


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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