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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 11:08:09 AM »
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There were 1, 3, 4 and 6 dome wine tank cars. The most 'popular' seems to have been Roma Wines, but in addition to Gibson there were also Victor, Fruit Ind., Ambrose, Chateau Martin, Musolino, Foppiano, Gallo, Petri Bros., National Dist., Madera, and Yosemite Wine Assoc among others as well as the unlettered fleet cars. Most all either wore the reporting marks of ACFX, CDLX, GATX, NATX, or SHPX. I've slowly been writing an article on them that I may actually try to finish now that there is some interest. I would post more pictures but my files seem to be too large and I can't u/l them to Railwire and would rather work more on the article than shrink photos. Check out the pictures at the Protocraft website since he has most of the Gibson photos that I've seen.

As for did they actually ship wine: yes they did, but not the wine we now know. 'Fine' wine didn't come into vogue until the 1960's. Previous it that it was a cheap sweet wine that they would 'fortify' with additional alcohol (usually brandy) to act as a preservative. The high alcohol content of the wine made it a cheap drunk (hence the term 'wino'). Sometimes the wine wouldn't be fortified until it arrived in the mid west or east coast in which case the wine was closer to grape juice during the trip.
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
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Mark, LMK when the wine tanks are ready to purchase...
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2018, 01:56:51 PM »
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Mark, LMK when the wine tanks are ready to purchase...

If someone sends me one of these printed tank cars I can begin to design the decals (for the black and silver versions). I can't promise when they will be ready though.  They will be printed on my Alps printer, with both silver and white colors accurately represented.
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2018, 07:15:56 PM »
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Will do, though it may be a while.  I need to re-design the dome, almost from scratch, to make post-print assembly a snap (literally).  I'll definitely let you both know once they're ready.
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2018, 08:25:53 PM »
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Will do, though it may be a while.  I need to re-design the dome, almost from scratch, to make post-print assembly a snap (literally).  I'll definitely let you both know once they're ready.

Don't rush on my account. I'm juggling more projects than I have fingers on both of my hands.   :)  I just wanted to let you guys know that I committed to doing the decals.
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2018, 11:06:55 AM »
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BTW: Chanp used to do decals in HO for the 6 dome tank cars...they had NATX/Ambrose Wine, NATX/North American and GATX/Roma Wine and I can scan the art from their freight car lettering book if anyone wants it
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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2019, 11:11:28 PM »
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I found it!  Here's the photo that re-ignited my drive for getting the Six Dome car printing again!
Just barely caught in frame on the left there, pulled by a cab forward with a lovely mix of freight.


https://i.imgur.com/iYfT74J.jpg


I'm not quite sure on the location.  I believe the original post mention Yuba Pass or Emigrant Gap.  I can't say I recognize that big rock slab from my may trips on the California Zephyr though.   The right side looks very much like many places along the Truckee River. 



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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2019, 07:11:32 AM »
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Cool picture.. looks like it is being pushed by something else (not a cab forward).  Notice the smoke stack is against a freight car with no tender between

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Re: 3D Printed 6 Dome Tank Car
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2019, 10:58:16 AM »
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Man, you got some really fine detail on these cars! I keep breaking the vents off of the domes trying to put the handrail around the tank (not a complaint at all, just my big fingers). Mark does some spectacular work!
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