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ljudice

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Athearn LPG Tanks
« on: July 08, 2010, 04:24:59 PM »
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Just got mine - thanks Chuck, for the fast shipment!

They are AMAZING...

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 04:37:11 PM »
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Yeah, I got a half-dozen from Chuck on Tuesday.  Definitely some damned good-looking models, and yet another product that makes you think "And why again can't we have thinner handrails on our locos?".
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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 06:00:04 PM »
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Thinner - and stronger!  The neat thing about the Athearn tanks (and some Atlas) is that the piping, antipersonnel bars, etc... are metal.


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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 08:19:48 PM »
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Further questions...

 - Is there a reason for some of these tanks to be painted white?
 
 - The only older (Atlas LPG) tanks I could find - in poking around rrpicturearchives
    are the GLNX (Blue) cars still in service.  Any others, or are these just
    about reaching mandatory retirement?

 - I remember seeing some of the older cars painted white with some sort of
   insulation sprayed on the bottom  and lower sides. What is that. I think they
   were placarded for Amonia.

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 09:07:09 PM »
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I'm hoping there's a Chuck-Pak waiting for me when I get home this afternoon!  ;D
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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 11:58:14 PM »
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I'm hoping there's a Chuck-Pak waiting for me when I get home this afternoon!  ;D

Mine are on the way!   8)

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 01:07:30 AM »
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 They are very nice!   Should have got more.   
 
 I hope Athearn does more Pre-2005 schemes.... ;D

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 03:05:10 PM »
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What year did they start slapping the yellow refecltive strips on the LPG tankers. Also did anyone ever remove them off the models yet?
JEROME

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 03:30:43 PM »
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incredible
models, should have ordered a lot more.  Hopefully a second run is planned for this year...

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 04:06:12 PM »
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I only wish I could buy some for the mid 80s.


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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 05:01:24 PM »
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I'm in the same boat, Ed. If you remember my old sig, it was pleading for modern LPG tankers, and Athearn answered with one that is just out of my era. So, I'll only buy the early ones... I can live with it 'cause LPG tankers are just too common in southern Ontario. So I fudge a bit, I can sleep at night. Nice thing is, the older style that Atlas did are good for the late 1980's, so I now can operate two styles.

One thing you could do Ed, and it's something I've been thinking of, is to buy the undec ones that seem to require assembly and change them enough to back date (if possible). I think adding the offset walkway on one side may do the trick. Doubt it'll be accurate, so just don't post the pic's here  ;D
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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2010, 07:07:18 PM »
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Actually, I'll probably just get some in the older schemes at some point. After all, I DO have locos that were gone by 83 on the roster too.

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2010, 08:22:53 PM »
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Further questions...

 - Is there a reason for some of these tanks to be painted white?
 
 - The only older (Atlas LPG) tanks I could find - in poking around rrpicturearchives
    are the GLNX (Blue) cars still in service.  Any others, or are these just
    about reaching mandatory retirement?

 - I remember seeing some of the older cars painted white with some sort of
   insulation sprayed on the bottom  and lower sides. What is that. I think they
   were placarded for Amonia.

I've seen a couple of the ACFX cars like the Atlas model within the last few years. They're certainly not very common anymore, but you could see them every once and while, at least within the last 5 years.

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010, 08:29:05 PM »
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I only wish I could buy some for the mid 80s.



You just need to bend by seven years!  :P

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Re: Athearn LPG Tanks
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 08:32:16 PM »
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No - he needs to bend by 3.5 years - and then bend both ways 3.5 years.

If you catch my drift.