Arnold van Heyst
Well Mr. Smith.......that's very informative you have here.
Are there any stores in the U.S. who sells the decorated UTLX 8,000
by Proto 2000?
I've googled, but nothing to find.
Also, i don't have any experience in building the "X-3" 6,000 gallon
type from Sunshine Models.
Is there someone willing to sell a perfectly build model to me?
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Smith" <smithbf@a...> wrote:
one?revited tank car by Proto 2000.
X-3. These are available in resin from Sunshine Models in 6,000gal, two
different 8,000 gal, and a 10,000 gal as well as the just release X-5
insulated pressure (propane) car. UTL built its own cars as well asacquired
cars in mergers and buyouts and thus ended up with a number of type21s.
It is extradinarily difficult from the ORER to tell what class acar is so
you need to work from photos. Life-like has worked with noted tankcar
historians and generally I trust their numbering... so if Life-Likeoffers
an 8k gal type 21 lettered UTLX, it most likely had photodocumentation.
If you can't find the model, you can buy any 8k type 21, strip it,paint
it black and use the Champ UTLX decals to letter it. Watch out forcompletely
fictional, and the one I bought had white lettering instead of the