Re: 8.000/10.000 gallon tank car placards [Proto 2000].


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 20, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Arnold van Heyst. wrote:

And as for the placards,
    on the proto cars the placards are on the corner at a fixed place.
    But on the photo's you can see they where also near the ladder on
the left or right.
    Was this random?
    Are the carnumbers know which had that.
Arnold, the models have the placard boards in the locations called for
by the builder's original specifcations. Owners often had their own
ideas about where the placard boards should be located and either
specified their preferences when the cars were ordered or changed the
locations after they were delivered (or, in some cases, after the cars
were purchased second- or third-hand). Again, as is so often the case,
the only way to know for sure is to find prototype photos of particular
cars.

Richard Hendrickson

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