Re: Red Caboose 103-W 10,000 gal..tank car


Tim O'Connor
 


A 500-car order for UTLX in 1951 were nearly identical in appearance.



On 11/6/2021 10:43 AM, Ed Hawkins wrote:

On Nov 5, 2021, at 11:53 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:

Folks, I know next to nothing about tank cars. I have  RC kit # 3010-6, Sunoco. Reporting marks are SUNX 6467. Is this an accurate scheme for this model?

Scott,
The R.C. models are based on 6 orders of cars with a relatively-new (at the time) ACF welded underframe. The prototype cars had 60”-diameter x 22” domes. There were some subtle differences in the 6 groups, but all of them were of the same basic dimensions. 

Lot 3385 - SL-SF 191000-191129, 130 cars built ca. 8-49, last 30 cars heater pipes
Lot 3401 - USAX 11900-12099, 200 cars built ca. 9-49
Lot 3417 - USAX 11690-11899, 210 cars built ca. 5-49
Lot 3559 - KPCX 2500-2522, 23 cars built 7-51 (Koppers Co.)
Lot 3639 - SHPX 16754-16773, 20 cars built 1-52, heater pipes (leased to Bakelite Company)
Lot 3687 - JTBX 17-18, 2 cars built 4-52 (J.T. Baker Chemical Co., Taylor Chemical Division)

Similar cars built from 1953-1955 had at least some different dimensions & others I’m unable to locate drawings and/or photos to verify them as being the same as the model.

SUNX 6467 isn’t listed in the 1955 tank car tariff book, which is the closest date I have. 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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