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General american tank cars from Red Caboose


Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
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Ted Culotta <ted@...>
 

Richard:

I think Bill is referring to the brass models.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Hendrickson [mailto:rhendrickson@...]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 1:40 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] General american tank cars from Red Caboose


I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose
General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if
anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?
Bill, the prototypes for the RC ICC-103W tank cars were built by AC&F, and
AFAIK GATC never owned them (though Shippers Car Line did). However, GATC
built some very similar cars for themselves and others after WW II and the
tanks were almost identical, so the GATC version can probably be modeled
pretty accurately by modifying the RC underframes. As those cars first
appeared just after the date I model, I don't have any in-service photos of
GATC 103-Ws, but there's a builder's broadside of one in the 1953 CBCyc. as
well as a builder's photo of an equivalent AC&F-built car. And I have
other early-'50s builder's photos of the AC&F cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520



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Richard Hendrickson
 

I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose
General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if
anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?
Bill, the prototypes for the RC ICC-103W tank cars were built by AC&F, and
AFAIK GATC never owned them (though Shippers Car Line did). However, GATC
built some very similar cars for themselves and others after WW II and the
tanks were almost identical, so the GATC version can probably be modeled
pretty accurately by modifying the RC underframes. As those cars first
appeared just after the date I model, I don't have any in-service photos of
GATC 103-Ws, but there's a builder's broadside of one in the 1953 CBCyc. as
well as a builder's photo of an equivalent AC&F-built car. And I have
other early-'50s builder's photos of the AC&F cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Richard Hendrickson
 

Richard:

I think Bill is referring to the brass models.
Duh! Of course he is. My apologies, guys. Bill, I have seen pilot models
of the RC brass GATC tank cars and they're very good. The Crystal Car Line
cars have been sent back to Korea for repainting, as they turned out to be
coral pink rather than red. The rest are being shipped even as we speak.
I'm getting Staley (a big fleet that traveled all over in corn oil and corn
syrup service), Crystal Car Line (also used to ship vegetable oils of
various kinds), and an undec that I'll letter for GATX. The Army and NATX
p/l are too late for me, and the SP cars didn't go off-line much.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520