Charlie, I agree, which is why I wanted to bring it to this group's
attention! I also observe that NONE of the offered paint jobs represents
the delivery schemes! Other people have pointed out that American Limited's
previous freight car, a modern covered hopper, is TWO FEET shorter than it
should have been!
As I said, caveat emptor. Hopefully they will LISTEN to the EXPERTS. Otherwise
it's another $50 freight car boat anchor.
There are two major things wrong with their ad. First the side running boards WERE NOT DIAMOND PLATE steel but open grid steel the same as the dome platforms. Second the Tk-O is the same as the Tk-N and not the TK-M.
I have sent the corrections to San Juan Car Co. and they said samples should arrive shortly and they think everything will be OK, otherwise we will have another bad model.
Announcement pages 1 & 2 uploaded
Delivery is 15 MONTHS or more, but reservations end in ONE MONTH
I do not see these on the American Limited web site. Do you have any additional information?
Thanks & Cheers,
American Limited has announced HO scale tank car models! Built in
the late 1940's with steel grid walkways and open grid dome platforms.
Too bad they're not SP tank cars. :-(
But they are the first 16,000 gallon plastic tank car models in HO scale
and a number of railroads had cars of this size. Major kitbash fodder if
nothing else. :-)