Re: Overland Models Tank Cars


Tim O'Connor
 

What do you mean "labeled as uninsulated"? Where is this ad?
For sure the Western Asphalt and Cities Service cars could be
accurate. Don't know about the Army car -- 10287-10859 were
1-dome, 10,000 gallon cars built in 1941 by ACF -- probably
best represented by the ACF Type 27. I think Overland imported
a Type 27 (#3130) but it was an 8,000 gallon car. 10992-11056
were 1-dome, 10,000 gallon cars built in 1942 by Gen American.
I have no information for USAX 10936, but there is a photo of
USAX 10993 in the August 1996 Railmodel Journal. The only
3-dome that has a large middle dome and 2 smaller domes is
GATX 904, leased to Petri Wine.

Kinda hard to figure anything out without pictures of what
you are looking at...

Tim O'Connor

I came across an ad for Overland Models from '93 or so showing a number of tank cars:

COLX 1068 "Western Asphalt", insulated 10,000 gal
GATX 1929, insulated 10,000 gal
SHPX 4035 "Cities Service", insulated 10,000 gal
USAX 10936 "United States Army", labeled as insulated but clearly uninsulated
GATX 62983 "Schenectady Chemicals", labeled as uninsulated but clearly insulated 8,000 gal w/platform
DUPX 2690 "DuPont", labeled as uninsulated but clearly insulated 8,000 gal w/platform
PAX 359 "Pennzoil", insulated 3-comp w/larger center dome
DRX 2148 "Deep-Rock", insulated 3-comp w/larger center dome

Do these match real cars? In particular, what about the Pennzoil car? When was it in service?

TIA,
KL

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