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Newest MTL tank car
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:26:48 AM »
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Taking a look at this: http://www.micro-trains.com/nr-1410-GATX.php  It appears I could use a few to haul stuff for my refinery, and possibly replace some of my foobies and older Roundhouse tankcars.  ANd with the Conspic stripes down the sides I think its era appropriate (1995-2005) for me.  Am I missing anything in that analysis?
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 09:41:38 AM »
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I think this about covers it.This is directly from the MTL site.

"This 56’ general service tank car is painted black with white lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built by ACF as part of series 723002-723626, this AAR type T106 tank car was designed to handle food-grade oils, ethanol, petroleum productions and various chemicals. "
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 09:47:14 AM »
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I assume the series numbers somehow correlate to years in service . . . . but I'm caffeine challenged this morning . . . . :facepalm:
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 11:18:52 AM »
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Yes, the deco looks pretty good.  Best item in this month's batch IMO.  Gotta lower it though and swap in 36" wheels.
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 11:35:48 AM »
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Gotta lower it though and swap in 36" wheels.

Isn't this standard practice for MTL's modern stuff? :trollface:
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 11:37:03 AM »
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Finally, something modern from MT.  They look very nice.

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 12:15:34 PM »
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Isn't this standard practice for MTL's modern stuff? :trollface:

Don't get me STARTED!  :D

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 03:40:52 PM »
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 04:41:07 PM »
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I'm just glad they are doing an ABOX runner pack. I have needed this for years.
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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 07:47:44 PM »
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Very nice.  I will definitely get that and chop it down.  This will be my first MTL purchase in quite a while - and my first 56' tanker from them ever.   (The price is a bit of a surprise though.)

ANd with the Conspic stripes down the sides I think its era appropriate (1995-2005) for me.  Am I missing anything in that analysis?

I think the FRA ruling on stripes was issued in 2005, and that is when they just started to show up.  Don't let it stop you though.

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2014, 08:07:25 PM »
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Gary, what do you mean by chopping it down?

Comparing with the prototype, the bolsters on the tank above the trucks look wrong. 

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2014, 08:28:46 PM »
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Very nice.  I will definitely get that and chop it down.  This will be my first MTL purchase in quite a while - and my first 56' tanker from them ever.   (The price is a bit of a surprise though.)

I think the FRA ruling on stripes was issued in 2005, and that is when they just started to show up.  Don't let it stop you though.

if you chop it . .you will have to cut back the saddle as well I think ..   

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2014, 08:42:04 PM »
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Gary, what do you mean by chopping it down?

Comparing with the prototype, the bolsters on the tank above the trucks look wrong.


Weekend Update 9/7/2014  nkalanaga page 3 has a photo and write up on lowering MT tankcar.

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=33879.msg391290#msg391290

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2014, 08:47:46 PM »
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Wow, lots of work to make a $30 car look realistic.  :facepalm:

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Re: Newest MTL tank car
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2014, 08:57:15 PM »
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Sorry, I meant lower it.  I wouldn't want to do a whole fleet of these, but I do crave variety in my fleet, so doing a few of these is (probably) worth it to me.