Intermountain 8K tank cars / new releases


ottokroutil
 

Earlier this week, Intermountain announced the release of new paint schemes for their 8K gallon tank cars in both HO and N scales. Shell, UTLX, Conoco, etc. Are any of these schemes somewhat accurate, or foobies?
Regards, Otto K.


tjcataldo
 

otto

They need to do some santa fe tank cars tk o tk n tk m ect ect
in N scale

tom cataldol
hemet,ca


On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:06 PM, otto kroutil <otask@aol.com> wrote:

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Earlier this week, Intermountain announced the release of new paint
schemes for their 8K gallon tank cars in both HO and N scales. Shell, UTLX,
Conoco, etc. Are any of these schemes somewhat accurate, or foobies?
Regards, Otto K.




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*Thomas j Cataldo*


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Steve and Barb Hile
 

The numbers chosen for UTLX are certainly not numbers used on ACF type 27 cars. Those numbers in the 17000 - 17799 series were 8000 gallon cars, but of the X-3 UTLX design and had shorter/squatter tanks with the distinctive UTLX under frame.

Sorry to say.

Steve Hile

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Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain 8K tank cars / new releases

Earlier this week, Intermountain announced the release of new paint schemes for their 8K gallon tank cars in both HO and N scales. Shell, UTLX, Conoco, etc. Are any of these schemes somewhat accurate, or foobies?
Regards, Otto K.


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 17, 2013, at 9:06 PM, otto kroutil <otask@aol.com> wrote:

Earlier this week, Intermountain announced the release of new paint schemes for their 8K gallon tank cars in both HO and N scales. Shell, UTLX, Conoco, etc. Are any of these schemes somewhat accurate, or foibles?
Shell Chemical is the only one that's okay. Union Tank Line did not own AC&F Type 27s, as someone else has already pointed out. Mutual Oil was absorbed by Continental and Chickasaw by Shippers Car Line c. 1928, so there's no way they could have had Type 27s. Texaco, Champion, and Conoco did not own Type 27s. Union Starch had Type 27s, but they were owned and leased by Shippers Car Line, not General American; all the cars leased to Union Starch by GATC were built by General American. So the reporting marks and numbers are wrong, though those could perhaps be changed. So all are foobles except for the SCMX car.

Richard Hendrickson


michaelegross <michaelEGross@...>
 

I much appreciate this update, Richard. Very helpful, as always!

Yours,

Michael

Michael Gross
La CaƱada, CA






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