Re: Grace Tank Car

Bruce Smith


Yes, the IM tank cars attempt to model the type 27 frame, although they do not do a great job. Probably the most glaring error are the flat side/end sills instead of the prototypes outward facing C-channel.


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Thanks David,

As a modeler modeling an era where stub sill tank cars are the norm, I'm not up to speed regarding the nomenclatures for the different type of frames associated with older tank cars. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Type 27 underframe the underframe that comes with the Intermountain 8,000g/10,000g tank car kits?


Darrall Swift  - Lagrange,  Ohio 
Modeling the BN/MILW in North Central Montana,  Great Falls to Shelby,  Circa: August-September 1979

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