Re: X-3 Tank Car Rapido

Matthew Metoyer

Rapido welcomes feedback and they will change what ever is necessary to make the product correct. It is still a preorder so there's plenty of time for the corrections, as long as they know about the problems.

Matthew Metoyer
Santa Maria CA

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021, 10:33 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Thanks for looking into that and letting us know! I think mistakes are a
frequent problem
with RTR models and I appreciate the caution. Does Rapido offer any
un-numbered cars?

Tim O'Connor

On 10/20/2021 12:47 PM, Dave Boss wrote:
> Hello Folks
>                     I'm no expert by any means on freight cars, I'm
> just reaching out to the group to correct me if I'm wrong about this.
> Rapido has always made a excellent an accurate model of various proto
> types. However the Rapido features list of X-3 tank cars reads a 54"
> dome as one of details on the model. I have just went through and
> checked ALL the UTLX numbers against the X-3 Table-4 in Stephen Hile's
> UTLX tank car book. I read from the table the following data.
> #17550............ is an 8000 gallon car not a 10,000 gallon car
> a 60" dome with a screw manway cover not a 54"
> dome with bolted 2 safety valves All of the rest of the car numbers
> with any UTLX reporting marks are also 60" domes
> Also Rapido doesn't say if the model features 1 or both side dome
> platforms The numbers chosen have both variations?
>            I hope I'm wrong about this, but I just want to hear some
> of your opinions about this before I order any of these cars Any help
> is appreciated.
> Good Day
> Dave Boss

*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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