Re: Tangent December: GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Tim O'Connor

Many tank cars of that era existed in tiny numbers, like less than 10 cars. And for Tangent and Sinclair (SDRX)
in particular, Proto 2000 did Sinclair tank cars that were completely accurate ACF cars, so a $20 (or less) model
against a $50 GATC model. Nice model, but, if you want a bunch, what will most people buy?

On 12/13/2022 11:16 AM, erict1361@... wrote:

Dave & Group,

Sorry if I was mis understood by my comment. It was in no means a complaint. I have no issues with Tangent and own quite a few of their models. I just made a statement that most of the modelers in this group model Steam era 1920's thru 1955. I agree that the new scheme selection was well thought out, and I am always glad to see any New HO Freight car model released. But it would have been nice to have one or two of the original release paint schemes re-run: Cities Service, Sinclair, GATX, Deep Rock, Union Starch and UTLX cars. Steam Era modelers need these models, since Sunshine no longer exists. I am sure that many 1960's and 1970's Modelers will want the new models. But some of us, myself included, did Not get a chance to purchase the first run, because they sold out so quickly. What I am saying basically is: nice job on the new models, but a couple more common schemes, UTLX, GATX, Sinclar etc. would have sweetened the mix, so to speak.

Eric Thur

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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