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Photos: Assorted Tank Cars


Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Dave Parker
 

It doesn't appear that UTLX was in any great hurry to convert to AB brakes as of 1948.
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


al_brown03
 

Indeed I'd bet that the three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Steve and Barb Hile
 

Very cool photos.  They are all UTLX cars.

 

In the first one, from left to right

 

UTLX 72152         8000 gallon GAT Type 19 – Tangent HO model

UTLX 13215         6500 gallon Class X

UTLX 2171           6500 gallon Class X-3 single dome car that has been converted to a three compartment car

UTLX ??                10000 gallon ACF built Type 21 four course tank – P2K model

 

The second photo, continues to the left from UTLX 72152 and includes

 

UTLX 76436         Another 8000 gallon GAT

Three UTLX 10000 gallon Class X cars

 

Thanks for sharing,

Steve Hile

 

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Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Steve and Barb Hile
 

The Casper refinery was owned by Standard Oil of Indiana, so the presence of UTLX tank cars is easily understood.

 

Steve Hile

 

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Very cool photos.  They are all UTLX cars.

 

In the first one, from left to right

 

UTLX 72152         8000 gallon GAT Type 19 – Tangent HO model

UTLX 13215         6500 gallon Class X

UTLX 2171           6500 gallon Class X-3 single dome car that has been converted to a three compartment car

UTLX ??                10000 gallon ACF built Type 21 four course tank – P2K model

 

The second photo, continues to the left from UTLX 72152 and includes

 

UTLX 76436         Another 8000 gallon GAT

Three UTLX 10000 gallon Class X cars

 

Thanks for sharing,

Steve Hile

 

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Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Bob Chaparro
 

"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Steve and Barb Hile
 

None that I know of, but there are some fun possibilities for kitbashing.

 

This two compartment car began as the P2k Type 21 and uses some Archer tank car rivets and an extra, smaller dome, maybe from Tangent.

 

Steve Hile

 

 

 

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"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro  wrote:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

      Overland made an insulated car like this in brass.

Tony Thompson




Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro asked:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

    There is also, of course, the Southern Car & Foundry resin kit, makes a very nice car.

Tony Thompson




 

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:21 AM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Bob Chaparro asked:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
    There is also, of course, the Southern Car & Foundry resin kit, makes a very nice car.

Tony Thompson
 
Yes, Southern Car & Foundry did 2 three compartment cars. One, # 2006, is an as built 3 dome 3 compartment car and the other one, # 2007, is a single compartment car with 3 domes. With a bit of work and the rivet rows needed, it can be made into a great little 3 compartment rebuilt tank car.
Dan Smith
 
 

 
 

 


Richard Townsend
 

I like this car a lot! Nicely done!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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None that I know of, but there are some fun possibilities for kitbashing.
 
This two compartment car began as the P2k Type 21 and uses some Archer tank car rivets and an extra, smaller dome, maybe from Tangent.
 
Steve Hile
 
 
 
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"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Richard Townsend
 

Didn't someone do a kitbash like that? http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2017/02/creating-wine-tank-car.html

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Bob Chaparro  wrote:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

      Overland made an insulated car like this in brass.

Tony Thompson




Todd Sullivan
 

I check the Southern Iron & Equipment Company website every couple of months hoping to find their kits for sale, but haven't had any luck.  Does anyone know if they are being or will be produced in the future?  They are all unlike other tank car kits, plastic or resin, and therefore fill a need.

Todd Sullivan


Tony Thompson
 

Dan Smith wrote:

Yes, Southern Car & Foundry did 2 three compartment cars. One, # 2006, is an as built 3 dome 3 compartment car and the other one, # 2007, is a single compartment car with 3 domes. With a bit of work and the rivet rows needed, it can be made into a great little 3 compartment rebuilt tank car.
      What are you talking about, Dan? My #2007 has all the needed rivet rows for its three compartments. It is most certainly NOT a single-compartment car.

Tony Thompson




Tony Thompson
 

Todd Sullivan wrote:

I check the Southern Iron & Equipment Company website every couple of months hoping to find their kits for sale . . .

    Maybe if you checked Southern Car & Foundry instead?  <grin>

Tony Thompson