Re: Tank car question
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That tank car is one of the freight cars supplied by US Car Builders to European Railways after the Second World War. A model was made of this car type a couple of years ago. It was done by the Austrian manufacturer "Klein Modellbahn" (not the one just named "Kleinbahn") a couple of years ago. I saw one tonight at an operating session at the club I beong to. It seems to be a reasonably good model, with the NEM coupler pockets that will take Kadee #18 couplers.
This link to a US hobby shop has one in the roadname of a German cement company (http://www.tee-usa.com/store/product1802.html) for the 1950/60's time period. They also have their 2007 catalogue.
This link is to the Kleinmodellbahn web site. http://www.kleinmb.at/homepage.htm If you click on "Deutsch - alle modelle". Then at the top of the page, click on "Guterwagen", on the left click on "Tank Wagen", then also on the left click on "4-achs. US-Bauart". There is another one lettered for Caltex and registerd in Holland, again for the 1950/60's time period.
There probably other roadnames available as well.
Hope this helps.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 2:36 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Tank car question
Hopefully this is enough within the scope of this list to be okay... it
*is* steam era, and it *is* railway, and it *is* American... made.
On the photo visible in the link above is an American-made tank car that
ended up with the Yugoslavian Railways; the one above was taken in
Belgrade (Serbia) but I've personally seen one in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on
a storage track at the railway museum at Ljubljana-Siska, and what I'm
pretty sure was one of these cars at the Doboj yards in Bosnia.
Technical and other information I can get from the Serbian and Croatian
railway forums, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a model that could be
used to model these cars?
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