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Tom L

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Intermountain tank cars are in...
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:24:23 PM »
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But going fast, at least the UTLX. They sold out within a few hours on the Model train stuff website. Glad they are back and with metal wheels.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 10:40:34 AM »
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Lol, seriously!

These are the ones that used to have the broken tooling, right?

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 02:09:54 PM »
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Are they new tooling then?  Used to be called 8000k tankcars, now it says ACF type27.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 03:08:51 PM »
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Lol, seriously!

These are the ones that used to have the broken tooling, right?

That's what I remember hearing, probably true since it's been years since they were offered. I have one I can't find that I built from a kit they used to offer.

I am no student of tank cars, so I don't know about how accurate they are, but the old ones were nice looking cars. The photos of the new run looks nice as well, if not identical. Wish I could find my old one to compare.

I'll be in for some of the red Mobilgas cars when they are available. I see those a lot in photos of 50's era freight trains. Bet those go fast as well. The union starch cars are intriguing to me as well.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 03:15:26 PM »
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I haven't gotten the 6 UTLX cars I ordered but it appears that they are at least partially retooled. I do know the old molds were to the point that it would have been difficult to offer RTR cars. The raw sprues required a lot of work to get them together.

The 8000 gallon ACF car is a 1927 or type 27 car and always have been.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 03:18:44 PM »
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Are they new tooling then?  Used to be called 8000k tankcars, now it says ACF type27.

My understanding is that the IM model is a 8000 gallon ACF Type 27 (Type 27 tanks could be 6000, 8000, 10000, etc).

http://resincarworks.com/extras/hawkins_ACFtype27_AcidTankCars-1.pdf

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 04:33:53 PM »
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My understanding is that the IM model is a 8000 gallon ACF Type 27 (Type 27 tanks could be 6000, 8000, 10000, etc).

http://resincarworks.com/extras/hawkins_ACFtype27_AcidTankCars-1.pdf

Mark

That's a really nice link!

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 12:45:40 AM »
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Does anybody know of any e-store that has them? MBK &BLW is out of them all ready. :(

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 12:05:05 PM »
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InterMountain told me today that a 2nd shipment was sent to MBK just before the show.
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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 12:24:26 PM »
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What era are these cars/road names good for?

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 03:55:38 PM »
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What era are these cars/road names good for?

MBK lists the service dates. Not sure how much variation there is within a paint scheme, but across the range they seem to be 1924-1952.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 05:17:09 PM »
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It should be noted that this release has body mounted couplers.

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 05:23:07 PM »
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And a wire handrail instead of the plastic one. I wonder if I can get them separately?

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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2017, 05:47:09 PM »
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Anyone know the length of the IM cars?

Never mind... I found it.
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Re: Intermountain tank cars are in...
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2017, 05:55:02 PM »
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36' at end sills.

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