Re: early insulated tank car

Richard Townsend

Yes, with a printed paper wrapper to go over a milled wood core. Red Ball called it an acetic acid tank car. I have a kit but have not tried to build it yet. The tank ends are cast metal, as are the underframe and the dome.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew M. via <phillydrewcifer@...>
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2022 4:03 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] early insulated tank car

Didn't Red Ball at one time offer a model of the Monsanto car?

Drew Marshall in sunny South Philly

On May 12, 2022, at 18:21, Steve SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:
Monsanto car at the museum in St. Louis.
J. Stephen Sandifer
From: <> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] early insulated tank car
There are actually a few prototypes (MCHX is in a museum, I think St. Louis). I've attached all of the photos I have of this type of tank car. Note that most of them are post-WWI builds, with the bulk of them being built during WWII. Mostly, they were used to transport nitric acid.
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL
On Thursday, May 12, 2022, 09:44:45 AM CDT, Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:
Yes, it has a prototype.
Dan Mitchell

On May 12, 2022, at 10:15 AM, Ray Hutchison <rayhutchison2@...> wrote:
There is an interesting Ambroid kit of an early insulated tank car, shown below, also released as a Northeastern kit.  (Brass Trains has a built model of this, listed as brass but clearly the Ambroid kit, same decals and obvious builders error, for $225 ).  I would like to determine if this was a foobie (which I think would be uncommon for an Ambroid kit) as I have not been able to find any photographs of the car.  And if it is not a foobie, where there might be a builders diagram of the actual car.  Thank you for any leads...

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