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    • May 9, 2019 3:55 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Good one.

      I found this

      Image result for Early Railroad Tank Cars ..

      I can't see that clearly with my eyes, is that articualted. If so I could see this on John Boucks 7/8ths layout. Doesn't look like it but would be easy to make articulated. and those are some funky looking archbar trucks

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at May 9, 2019 3:56 PM EDT
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    • May 9, 2019 4:05 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Good one.

      I found this

      Image result for Early Railroad Tank Cars ..

      I can't see that clearly with my eyes, is that articualted. If so I could see this on John Boucks 7/8ths layout. Doesn't look like it but would be easy to make articulated. and those are some funky looking archbar trucks

       No it's not....  but I was thinking the same thing...

       

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    • May 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT
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      That modern stuff looks silly.

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    • May 9, 2019 5:42 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      That modern stuff looks silly.

      Who said anything about modern. That is just a modern version of what could have been done back in the day. I am think cars like these above doubled up on three trucks. Whimsical what ifs from back in the day.

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    • May 9, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
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      Actually kinda surprised to see a completely frameless riveted tank car. Don't know why I am but that seems like advanced technology. It could be interesting as well.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at May 9, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
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    • May 10, 2019 10:34 AM EDT
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      Tryin' to one up me, huh Devon?  I mentioned a 2 truck articulated and you come up with a three truck!

      I like that little car with the two upright tanks.  I'll file that away for another build.

    • May 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT
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      @John B - That was actually one of the earliest tank car concepts. Open top if I remember what I read and not very safe, the contents tended to slosh ALOT. Still an eye catcher on the pike.

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    • May 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT
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      John Bouck said:

      Tryin' to one up me, huh Devon?  I mentioned a 2 truck articulated and you come up with a three truck!

      I like that little car with the two upright tanks.  I'll file that away for another build.

      That was one of the first crude oil hauling tank cars. Its on display near Titusville PA. There are top covers on the "tanks", something the model makers (Bachmann) overlooked on their models. I dunno about sloshing, I guess it would depend on how much of an air space was left at the top of the tanks.

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    • May 10, 2019 7:30 PM EDT
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      Thank you for the corrections David, I will commit that to memory

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      Believe Hollywood did this one already

    • May 10, 2019 9:55 PM EDT
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      Bob Cope said:

      @John B - That was actually one of the earliest tank car concepts. Open top if I remember what I read and not very safe, the contents tended to slosh ALOT. Still an eye catcher on the pike.

       

       

       

       

      Bob,

      That early of a tank I can imagine the slosh. They prolly hadn't thought of internal baffles back then.

       

    • May 11, 2019 8:00 AM EDT
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      But at speed, the trains back then went what? 20 MPH?

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    • May 11, 2019 11:02 AM EDT
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      Nice write up of the Densmore Oil car;

      https://aoghs.org/transportation/densmore-oil-tank-car/

      No mention of tank tops....

      This post was edited by John Caughey at May 11, 2019 11:02 AM EDT
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    • May 11, 2019 11:09 AM EDT
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      Here's a beer car, looks like they know you fellows and made a lock box for the discharge...

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    • May 11, 2019 10:30 PM EDT
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      Damn and here I thought I had my heart set on an 1890s-1900s three truck riveted tank car and the John posts that. . . Thankfully there is not much chance of me running a car that long. By the time I put my two tanks on the same frame plus a brew pub in the middle it will be way to long. But that is an interesting car. 

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    • May 11, 2019 10:31 PM EDT
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      Of course mine would need to be a bourbon car made with charred oak staves.

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