Apologies to one and all re this message, and especially to Steve.
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By dint of the inevitable coincidence I was in email conversation with somebody who is fairly new to modelling US railroads and we were have a fairly superficial chat establishing a general timeline for freight cars in general terms.
My Web browser threw up Steve's message which I assumed was part of my conversation.
NOTE TO SELF 1:- Check message address before sending.
NOTE TO SELF 3:- It may be wiser to hold conversations through email site rather than Web browser.
Retires to corner in embarrassment.
Mind you, the replies are, as usual, full of excellent information which I will one day put to use in my model railroad.
-- In STMFC@..., "barrybennetttoo" <Barrybennetttoo@...> wrote:
Not a hope.
The Tichy car is bogus, it was a design by AAR which was never taken up,
although a smallish number of similar cars were built for the US military.
These cars were designed for use (if I remember correctly) somewhere about
the time of WW2. By this time the tank car nomenclature was Type 103, 105
etc, each being represented by the Red Caboose type 103W (W for welded) and
the Atlas Type 105 insulated tank car.
The 'Type 11' description relates to an ACF car based on drawings
implemented in 1911, hence the '11'. The Proto 2000 tank car is a Type 21,
drawing implemented in, you guessed it, 1921, the Intermountain car a Type
The main problem is that these are all ACF cars but the greatest part of the
tank car fleet was UTLX. Only Speedwitch Media and Sunshine Models do
From: Steve Lucas
Date: 07/14/09 21:07:34
Subject: [STMFC] HO Tichy tank car underframe...
I was reading the latest RMC today, starting with Ted Cullota's article on
modelling AC&F Type 11 tank cars.
Comments, please, on using the Tichy tank car underframe for modelling that
on AC&F built Type 11 cars? Accurate/needs some work/needs a lot of
Thanks in advance,
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