Re: Rapido announces HO Scale UTLX 10,000 gallon X-3 tankcar

Dave Parker

With all due respect, the National Scale Car (formerly Speedwitch) UTLX decal set isn't terribly useful for the Rapido X-3 cars.  Only one of 10 car numbers (32586) matches, but it has a build a date of 6-35 (rather than 6- or 7-20), and a tare weight that is too high based on prototype photos.  Of course one can always do a lot of snipping and splicing, but....

IMO, you're more likely to get closer to the target by choosing one of the Rapido schemes, unless you have access to a custom run of decals.  YMMV of course.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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