Re: Walthers Hideous Tank Car
Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
Tod and friends,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
This is the Walthers tank car in question: http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1001 . As some people have pointed out, this is similar to the 1950s Varney tank car, later Lifelike (long before the Proto 2000 era). The Varney car I had as a youth had no rivets, and did not have near the detailing of the Walthers car. I suspect the Walthers tank is new tooling, but was dimensioned off the original Varney car. Train Miniature originally showed a similar car on their boxes. Shortly after TM was taken over by Walthers in the 1970s, this car appeared in their catalogs. It might actually have been TM tooling that was never put into production before the company sold out.
Thank you all for answering my question. It looks like my idea got lots of raspberries, and that's o.k. Yes, Richard, I do have one of the Proto 2000 type 21s in Sinclair. This Walthers tank still has a use, along with a half-dozen or so unimproved Accurail boxcars and a couple of Athearn hoppers. They are expendable cars that visiting kids to run on my layout, and I won't be too upset if they take that long dive to the floor.
On 3/28/14 4:33 PM, Riverboy wrote: