Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

O Fenton Wells

For boxcars I switched to Kadee

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 2:17 PM Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...> wrote:

I did one back in about 2007, but using pieces of Tichy plastic running boards, rather than Plano.  The Plano always looks too thin and wavy for my taste/capabilities.  Here is a picture from the time



And the completed model



Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car


I have to admit whenever I see a comment like ". . . it's pretty much an exact match to the Red Caboose model if you replace the running boards with open-grid steel. Plano makes an etched metal set for the model." tossed out I laugh to myself and also wench. I have two RC kids and two of the Plano etched running boards. They are on a shelf at eye level I walk by too many time a day to count and occasionally I will pause, open one of the RC boxes and look at the frame with the molded on running board for a few moments, say to myself "Not today" and put it back on the shelf. I just did it again just now. This is not minot model surgery in my opinion. I would love to know it anyone has ever done this surgery and would love even more to see their results.

Bill Welch

Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374

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