Re: Throwback Thursday: Athearn Metal Tank Car Kits

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>


Thanks for the tip, but I don't have an Athearn 10K tank. I have 8Ks and a 12.5K. The Mantua is a 10K though.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff

On 4/4/19 7:52 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Garth Groff wrote:

I have several of these Athearn/Globe cars I've scarfed up at train shows--an 8K twin dome, two 8K single domes, and a 12.5K with a single full-height dome  . . .

    Garth, if you measure an Athearn metal "shorty" tank car, you will find it is very close to 10,000 gallons. The measurement and calculation is simple, as I showed in a blog post some time back. If you're interested, here is a link:

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