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In most respects the model resembles an "upsized" version of a
4,000 gallon prototype that was imported
in brass by Overland Models (OMI #3123) in the late 1980's.
Two dome cars over 6,000 gallons in size are incredibly rare.
Here's a photo of GATX 25945 of unknown
construction date. It has 8,028 gallons capacity.
On 5/10/2022 10:51 AM, vapeurchapelon wrote:
as some of you know I love brass models even though todays
plastic and resin models are superior in detail. It's kind of
I found a very rare model:
Aside of its incompleteness of some detail and crudeness of some
other detail - is it otherwise a proportionally accurate
representation of the prototype?
I easily could add train line, brake hoses, coupler lift bars,
piping between valve, reservoir and cylinder, and I would
replace the steps. No problem.
But should the running boards and platform be perforated? THAT
would be too much and the reason to let the model go.