We have been away for a few
days, so this is a bit late to the party.
But, let me say that the Mainline Modeler UTLX
10,000 gallon tank car drawings seem to match
pretty closely to a UTLX drawn general
arrangement drawing for cars built in 1930 by
UTLX with tanks provided by ACF. The 10,000
gallon cars were numbered 27146-27324. For
reasons that I can't explain, perhaps related
to the tanks being slightly different from the
UTLX standard, this batch of X-3 cars had
underframes that were 15 inches longer that
the UTLX standard X-3 design.
As Tony often says, a few more
details are in the UTLX book...
Richard Hendrickson provided a
copy of this UTLX drawing to me, and probably
to Bob Hundman, as well, as its basic
dimensions followed into the MM drawing and
then, apparently into the Overland model.
After Richard passed away, I
was very glad to purchase his Overland model
from his estate. It has been painted and
numbered into the above series, and I am proud
to own it.
Overland produced many fine pieces of rolling
stock many of which I am proud to have in my
collection. Some of their tank cars gave me
reason to question them. They produced a three
dome model which years ago I finished as a ULTX
I was pleased with the model until several
years ago when I purchased a Tangent three dome
car. The Tangent car looked like an N scale model
next to the Overland car. I found some drawings
in Mailine Modeler which were smaller than the
I also had a problem with their 10,000 gallon
car which had a rather large platform on each end
of the car. Searched and searched but none found
a prototype photo of this car. Again Mainline
modeler had a drawing that exactly matched the
Overland car. Possibly Overland used this
drawing in producing the car.
My only other disappointment was a Texas
& Pacific caboose which was 6' too short.
This car was replaced with a Hallmark model that
These disappointments are avery small
percentage of the many fine models that they
produced. I recently rounded out my collection
with the purchase of an Overland E-1 diesel
originally done for the City Of San Francisco.
Overland also produced the version that SP
converted to the Daylight scheme with the big
number boards. Very pleased with this model.
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Date: 11/4/19 1:20 PM (GMT-10:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] OMI 1930-built
double dome tank car
Bruce Smith wrote:
I was quoting the man… I can find no
subsequent change of that sentiment, and it
is clear from Richard’s comments that he was
not involved in the design of this car.
You are right that Richard had nothing
to do with model design and was less than happy
about what eventually came from OMI.
At one point he pulled out his prints
of all the photos he had sent to OMI. I had a few
of those cars, and he had others, which we then
looked at. I don't have any doubts of his
connection as at least a source of info for OMI.