Re: 8000 gal. ICC 103-D-W tank car question


Many thanks to all repliers! Tim, of course I am aware of the very nice OMI 4000gal car - they called it "Nice & Timy", and I would own one since a long time when it wasn't a 1960s car.
Steve, unfortunately this is what I feared. Replacing running boards and platform wouldn't be impossible, but definitely no joy...
Thanks again to all.
Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. Mai 2022 um 20:16 Uhr
Von: "Steve and Barb Hile" <shile@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] 8000 gal. ICC 103-D-W tank car question

It seems like the dome platform and running boards are supposed to represent an open grid with the raised rectangles, like Apex or Blaw Knox, not a solid piece.  Steel running boards and platforms need a way for water to drain and not puddle.


My 2 cents.


Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of vapeurchapelon
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:52 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] 8000 gal. ICC 103-D-W tank car question


Hello friends,

as some of you know I love brass models even though todays plastic and resin models are superior in detail. It's kind of nostalgic gush.
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.

Many thanks

Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1954


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