Re: X-3 Tank Car Rapido

Steve and Barb Hile

Since I am (somewhat) responsible for part of the original question, there were a few, but very few, errors in the UTLX book.  I have created an errata document that I will post on this group’s web site.


In particular, the large group of 10,000 gallon tank cars built in  1919 and 1920 had 54” domes, not 60” ones.  This large group of cars have become the prototype for the Rapido model.


I hope that this clears up the confusion.


Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of Bill Schneider
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] X-3 Tank Car Rapido


Well.... Maybe I'll jump in here before this gets too far down the track!

Yep, I goofed. And Steve caught it. I just have not had a chance to rework the numbers as I am buried in a couple of loco projects at the moment.

We WILL fix the problem!

Bill Schneider
Rapido Trains

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