Re: Tank car question
On Jul 21, 2008, at 11:36 PM, destron@... wrote:
Hopefully this is enough within the scope of this list to be okay... itFrank,
We have talked about these tank cars a number of times here on this list. This is, as you note, a US built tank car. Most likely built for use in WWII. It is s SINGLE compartment tank with 2 domes (note the lack of any rivets for tank bulkheads). Only one dome has a hatch. This construction allowed enough expansion space while maintaining the tighter european clearances.
There is an HO scale model of this car produced by Klein Modellbahn of Austria that might be a starting point for a decently detailed model.
In our last discussion of this car, it was noted that at least one car was likely used in the US on the C&O however this would be an incredibly rare car on US rails ;^)
Bruce F. Smith
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