Re: early insulated tank car
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The car at St. Louis is NCHX #117, Monsanto Chemicals Company, 1940. Built by AC&F for Monsanto, 8000 gallon, double hull car designed for transporting concentrated nitric acid. The inner tank is constructed of an aluminum alloy which is protected by a cushion of air and a steel outer shell. Donated in 1961.
J. Stephen Sandifer
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] early insulated tank car
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.
Lincoln City, OR
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: