Re: Fw: Dalman trucks and insulated tank cars
--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>
1930,outSeveral series of TCX cars ordered by Texaco from AC&F ca. 1929-
both insulated and non-insulated, had Dalman two level trucks. Ihave
a number of photos besides the ones in the RMJ article.P2kIncidentally the GATX car is 37154, which is one of the number
You might also think about making a new dome for the car,for it?No, but it you'll make a pattern for it and mold some in resin, I'd
as one can see from the builders photos of the Texaco cars
that it is the wrong size, it's larger.
For anyone interested in the new Life-Like 10k insulated
tanks, the best choices for prototype fidelity are the MPCX,
SDRX, and EORX cars. They are all very good right out of
the box, with a few minor fixes.
One has to update the wooden placard holders to the
replacement metal ones, as they did in the 40's and 50's.
Also the SDRX is a specification IV car and will require
the addition of the pressure unloading pipe on the dome,
that would take you all of 10 minutes to fix (it's showing
on the builders photo behind the safety valves). And as for
the EORX cars, they need heater coils, with the appropriate
pipes extending out between and under the bottom of the
underframe. To bad the lettering is missing the correct
heater coil test data.