Re: Overland Models Tank Cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>

Thanks, guys!

I bought mine at the Original Whistle Stop many moons ago (actually labeled
for Brea Chemicals, which I figured I'd strip), and thought at the time that
there must've been a prototype for a car made in brass. Argh.

Valve casing-equipped aside, the remainder of the car looks like a lot of
other 8k insulated ACF cars. If I was brave....

Thanks again for the feedback!

Elden Gatwood


From: [] On Behalf Of
Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Overland Models Tank Cars

On Aug 21, 2007, at 1:27 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

... you mentioned that the 8k insulated 105 car was bogus.

Although I can't say the 8k ACF "hi-pressure" type car (OMI 3134)
represents an actual car, I do have a scan of SACX 687, which is
about the same size, leased to PPG Chemicals in the 1960's. So
105's of this type and general appearance did exist.
SACX 687 was a 6,000 gal. car, as were many other ICC-105s built for
chlorine and similar service. As usual, the absence of evidence proves
nothing, but I have a lot of photos and data on these small ICC-105s
and I have yet to find any example of an 8,000 gal. car. And believe
me, I've looked hard for one, because I also have one of Overland's 8K
insulated ICC-105 models.

Richard Hendrickson

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