Re: USG/Tichy Tank Car Articles, RMJ 1990-91; FPLX 1027?

Bruce Smith

On Fri, May 30, 2008 9:26 pm, Kurt Laughlin wrote:
Looking my files I have two RailModel Journal articles on prototypes for
the Tichy USRA tank car, both by Richard Hendrickson. Part I was 10/90,
Part II was 4/91. At the end of Part I it was promised that "next month"
would have an article on modeling USG-A cars with the Tichy kit. (Part
II, six months later, has nothing about modeling.) Was this ever

Also, Part I mentions the "mysterious" Frontenac car, FPLX 1027. Has the
story behind this car ever been determined?

Kurt, Folks,

If you look in the archives, you will find that Russ Pinchbeck wrote an
article on "Canadian Car & Foundry's "War Emergency" 10,000 gallon tank
car" Railroad ModelCraftsman, July 2002 page 91. These cars were the
essentially the same as the USG-A. The kitbash uses the Tichy tank and an
IM underframe.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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