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Scratch building a 3 dome tank car

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Scratch building a 3 dome tank car
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:35 PM

Found some PVC so I decided to make a 3 dome tank car for my O garage train layout.. 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:36 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 4:17 PM

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 5:52 PM

Thats looking pretty cool.  Heavy?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:17 PM

Not really ...red oxide primer.  

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:59 PM

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, March 11, 2022 8:16 AM

Philo426:

   Wow ! Now that's a bright orange! Could it be a model of a very caustic product Tanker Car?

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:49 AM

Jet way AV gas!

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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Friday, March 11, 2022 11:20 AM

I like the detailing with the bolt heads.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 11, 2022 12:11 PM

Thanks!they are straight pins. I am making the frame from 1/8 "Evergreen square tubing..

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 11, 2022 4:56 PM

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, March 11, 2022 8:23 PM

Philo, I've got to hand it to you. You do some darn awsome work. You take on all types of builds and make them outstanding. Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 11, 2022 8:29 PM

Thanks!it is a fun challenge!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:09 PM

Initial track testing went well..  

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:38 AM

Made the ladders out of sprue and aluminum tubing..

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:39 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:02 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:07 PM

Platform built ,painted and Installed..

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, March 13, 2022 1:15 PM

Installed the hand rails and calling it done Fun and inexpensive project that results In a unique piece of rolling stock for my I gauge train table.Well worthwhile...

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 14, 2022 11:27 AM

well;

  Gotta say-That's one good looking specialty Tank Car!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 14, 2022 11:42 AM

Thanks!tracks well too!

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:03 PM

This is a picture of my scratch built Union Pacific petroleum distallate tanker car for my Lionel O scale train layout. The tanker was made from a paper towel tube found at th end of a paper towel roll. The tanker image was copied from a picture I locate on my computer. The lettering came from Stick Potamus dry transfer letter card. Painting was from vinyl paints, while the U.P. logo was a cut out from a picture. The wheel truck were purchased from E-bay.

Happy modeling   Crackers

Anthony V. Santos

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:22 PM

This is another scratch built bulk rail car for my Lionel O scale rail layout.

I copied the picture from my computer for the design of this U.P. model. As in the proceeding tanker car, all the same techniques were used to constuct this model. The roof grating and ladders can from my wife's plastic canvas backing . During early fall months, Union Pacific bulk carriers are a common sight here in Idaho, as they transport grain to market, Idaho being a major wheat and barley growing state. The Union Pacific rail company is the only rail transporter in this state.

Happy modeling   Crackers

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:58 PM

Nice Job;did you see my scratch built livestock car?

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:00 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:03 PM

Or my Jet loco! 

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:37 PM

I like it. Really creative work.

Happy modeling  Crackers

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 18, 2022 12:29 AM

The projects have been going well!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:18 AM

Decals applied.  

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