Re: Type 27, 8,000 gal. tank cars in UTLX?

Brett Whelan

Thanks for the reply Richard,

Looks like it is yet another freight car that is due
for a bath of scalecoat paint remover!

Brett Whelan

Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 08:59:45 -0700
From: Richard Hendrickson
Subject: Re: Type 27, 8,000 gal. tank cars in UTLX?

On Jun 17, 2005, at 2:32 AM, Brett Whelan wrote:

The recent talk about type 27 tank cars has fired me
up to complete a IM Type 27, 8,000 gallon, tank
"O" scale kit I have.

The model is UTLX 992

Does anybody know if this is correct?

I can't find any photos and according to the article
that was in RPC, UTLX didn't buy any new.
As stated in RPC, UTL did not purchase new AC&F Type
27s; the cars they
got from AC&F in the 1920s and '30s were all built to
UTL's own X-3
design. UTL might have acquired some Type 27s
second-hand, but if so
I've never seen any photographic evidence to that
effect, and the 1952
UTL roster doesn't include any cars that look as if
they might have
been Type 27s. In any event, the UTLX 950-1027 series
were all three
compartment cars, not 8K gal. single compartment cars.
Sorry to be the
bearer of bad tidings, but I think the model in
question is almost
certainly bogus.

Richard Hendrickson

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