- [External] [RealSTMFC] HO Red Caboose Post-War Welded Tank Car-Improved
Re: [External] [RealSTMFC] HO Red Caboose Post-War Welded Tank Car-Improved
O Fenton Wells
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Well done Steve nice looking car
On Jul 23, 2020, at 12:46 AM, naptownprr <jhunter@...> wrote:
Nice job, Steve.
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A few months ago I received this Red Caboose 10000 gal AC&F car as a kit lettered for UTLX. I had seen some unfavorable comments previously so I asked what improvements were needed. A very helpful list member forwarded
Mont Switzer's excellent article from the Sept 1995 Mainline Modeler. After studying Mont's article and prototype photos, I decided that there was more that could be done. I have included the official AC&F photo which was most helpful. The most prominent issues
I saw were the location and shape of the handrail. Red Caboose saw fit to locate the handrail at the midline of the tank. I thought it should be a bit higher. This was particularly noticeable on this UTLX version with the reporting marks visibly incorrect
above the handrail. The brackets cast as part of the tank were easily removed, and new brackets, Detail Associates eyebolts, located and installed. I found the square corners of the original handrail objectionable so I fashioned a new one from brass wire.
The photo shows weathering only partially done with grime airbrushed on the lower part of the car. The trucks are Exactrail Barber S2.
The UTLX number Red Caboose chose was 85339. Checking in my Jan 1955 ORER, I found series 80000 – 85999 for 100000 lb TL cars but only one car in the series. Must have been 85339. Seems a bit odd but I am sticking
<UTLX 85339 R Lt Weather Lo Res.jpg>
<UTLX 39150 1-dome 10k ICC103W ACF series 39000-39499 blt 1951.jpg>
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