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    Quality Craft produced a kit for this 96', 60,000gal tank car.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/52205654/Q...Galon-Tank-Car

    I aquired a partially completed one recently, and I would be interested to buy another incomplete kit for additional parts.
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    thats an interesting car, id like a few in HO scale!!
    Deutschland #1229: 2-8-4 Berkshire Steamer, 3 older streamline style cars

    Bismark #4272: 4-8-8-2 AC12 Cabforward Steamer

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    Sixty THOUSAND gallons? That's insane!

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    There's one on display in Galveston, TX. It was the largest ever put into production.


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    So I have to ask. What was the idea behind this? Why is it better than two cars each of half the capacity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoudMusic View Post
    So I have to ask. What was the idea behind this? Why is it better than two cars each of half the capacity?
    Same as anything else, like the tallest building in the world, the loudest car stereo, biggest cruise liner, DDA40X, etc?

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    Care to elaborate?

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    Gotta be the biggest? Size matters? Read on:

    http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/railwhales/index.htm

    Here's a roster for the "RailWhales"
    http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/railwhales/a-roster.htm

    The car in Galveston:
    http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/rail...utlx083699.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by beiland View Post
    Quality Craft produced a kit for this 96', 60,000gal tank car.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/52205654/Q...Galon-Tank-Car

    I aquired a partially completed one recently, and I would be interested to buy another incomplete kit for additional parts.
    This is a very nice kit, it goes together with ease. It was the first tank car I did, and boy was I hooked. It was the first car I painted with a air brush. I removed the screen wire walkways with plans to use Plano material, but never got around to it. BTW, this was in the late 70s.

    Bobby

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