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Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:20:25 PM »
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Looks really nice. Hope it does well and comes to N. I really can't use one but it just looks too cool not to own.

http://www.modelrailroadnews.com/ATH-TankTrain.html
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 07:31:03 PM »
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Very well executed model. What an amazing collection of free-standing details. Makes me wonder whether they can withstand much handling or the occasional derailment. Not a criticism, just an observation. Surprised to see them referenced as running on the Alaska Railroad. News to me, but a lot of things are. A very nice looking model.

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 08:02:00 PM »
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Want. Don't need or even model the scale.

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 08:48:15 PM »
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Arrrrr copy & paste...  "Sharron PA" the plant was in Ohio, Masury, OH



GATX plant in red. Yellow line is the state line, OH left-PA right.
Yellow X is where I went to kindergarten  :lol:
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 08:49:03 PM »
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 11:45:41 PM »
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They would be cool if they came with the TightLok shelf couplers also in N. Things size makes a difference. Bob.

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 12:58:40 AM »
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That's a cool model.   No TankTrains exist in my n-scale world but I would love to see these come to n-scale.  Lots of SP guys I know would gobble these up, and I would love to see a long train of them at a show.

I assume these cars still exist in some manner, no?  "Late 70's" would mean they would still be inside their 40 year date, so is there potential for these spinning off into other cars?

I have to think that as popular as the new Athearn N tank cars have been, these would be a lot more likely to see the light of day from Athearn.
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 03:52:27 AM »
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Would love to see these cars in N...and you better believe I'll (repeatedly) be telling Athearn so.
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 06:55:19 AM »
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Arrrrr copy & paste...  "Sharron PA" the plant was in Ohio, Masury, OH


Yellow X is where I went to kindergarten  :lol:
Chris,you went to kindergarten in a big yellow X? Rather unusual design for a school.. :D
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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 10:23:57 AM »
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I would go for several of the 1977 version we really need more 60's and 70's era tank cars!

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 12:38:58 PM »
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Very cool looking and hope they come to n for you guys who need them!

Could someone explain the TankTrain concept however - I assume this was done to speed up loading (unloading is usually from the bottom, right???)  but it's hard to see what real gains you would have over just moving the cars.

The crude trains today seem to have abandoned  the concept....

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 01:02:38 PM »
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Very cool looking and hope they come to n for you guys who need them!

Could someone explain the TankTrain concept however - I assume this was done to speed up loading (unloading is usually from the bottom, right???)  but it's hard to see what real gains you would have over just moving the cars.

The crude trains today seem to have abandoned  the concept....

I would be SO in for these in n scale. 
The concept was that the car sets kept the oil heated and circulated from car to car - I believe to speeed up loading and unloading like you say.  These trains were completely awesome to watch & hear in person climbing the Tehachapi grade.  You could hear them coming miles away, and they shook the ground as they crawled by, with mid train and rear end helpers. 

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 01:09:58 PM »
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Incredible looking model. 

So when did these stop running?  Were any converted to run as single cars?

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 01:12:40 PM »
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I am pretty sure these still operate in some places.  There was operations between Montreal and Quebec City on CN, I think.  I saw them at our nearby powerplant in the last ten years as well.

Pretty cool models.

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Re: Tank Train on the way....in HO.
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 01:30:55 PM »
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I would be SO in for these in n scale. 
The concept was that the car sets kept the oil heated and circulated from car to car - I believe to speeed up loading and unloading like you say.  These trains were completely awesome to watch & hear in person climbing the Tehachapi grade.  You could hear them coming miles away, and they shook the ground as they crawled by, with mid train and rear end helpers.

I love the videos of the tank trains coming out of the tunnels on Tehachapi with smoke BILLOWING from those Tunnel motors and SD45's...