SHPX 8K Tank Car Assistance



I'm having a lot of fun rebuilding an Intermountain car this week with all the
brass and metal parts, etc., but I looked close at my prototype photo and found
that I goofed up.  Turns out I missed an important detail on the prototype photo
and it won't match the model I'm making. 

Can anyone advise if SHPX had any 8,000-gal Type 27 cars with two bands, no
heater pipes, no platform, and an AB brake arrangement with the valve and the
reservoir on the same side with the AB valve on top of the reservoir?  I've
looked through Ted's tank car guide and Post-war fleet book, both RP Cycs, and a
host of other books and can't find many SHPX cars to compare, and none that
match.  I haven't installed a ladder yet so I can with the three-rung or the
full ladder.  I hate to ask for help but I've exhausted my resources in my
meager library.

Also, if I may, where the retainer valve?
John Golden
O'Fallon, IL
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