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Philip H

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Freight car ID help request
« on: October 01, 2010, 03:03:18 PM »
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Over in the KCS group on Flickr, railfanning colleague Brian posted these:





They look like fairly straight forward decalling jobs, and may match a couple of tankcars I already have.  That said, does anyone recognize the prototypes?  Any suggestions for N Scale models to start from?
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Re: Freight car ID help request
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 10:20:05 PM »
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Neat looking cars Philip.  I'd say the first one is a dead ringer for the Atlas 17,360 Gal. tanker.  For the second one, the Atlas 20,700 Gal. tanker is probably closest.

Looking forward to seeing how these turn out!

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Re: Freight car ID help request
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 09:37:31 AM »
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Yep, # 1 is an ACF built pressurized gas tank car that would have typically been used to transport chlorine or similar gases. It's exactly the Atlas car.

The second is a non-pressurized car for liquid cargo, and it looks a lot like the old Athearn HO tank cars (I don't know if Athearn had the car in N scale or not)

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Re: Freight car ID help request
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 11:57:06 AM »
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This is the Atlas N scale car that Gary points to.  Looks pretty close.

Right now Athearn only has these:



which are 30K gallon ethanol cars, and thus too big by a tad.
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