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With the exception of a few plastic cars this is my tank car collection. It was VERY thin at 1 time. Completing my NASG cars in 2014 added to the mix.

 

Single Dome

 

Shippers Car Line 20605

W A Drake – Factory Painted

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Shippers Car Line 4724 Pennsylvania Salt

Overland/NASG  OMI-4004 Insulated Low Pressure

Jerry Glow Decals

Completed 3-4-14

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SOVX 238 Mobilgas

W A Drake – Factory Painted

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Frank Titman built cars

 

These cars were built by Frank Titman for his Spiral Hill Railroad, built in his way of detail it to a point and move on. I don’t know or care about their accuracy. Frank built – good enough. I got them after the layout and rolling stock was liquidated in 2013. He offered a tank car kit but I never built one. I don’t know where the frame came from but they are metal. Luckily the cars are nice and heavy. Adding weight would be very difficult. I removed the original Ace trucks with the code 125 wheels, and added S Helper Service trucks with code 110 wheels. The 125 wheels caused flash shorts on my turnouts.

 

CSOX 2542 Cities Service

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DSLX 105 Redpath Sugars

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WSRX 245 Mobilgas

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Double Dome

CSOX 2880 Cities Service

W A Drake – Factory Painted

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GATX 481 Flying A Gasoline

W A Drake – Factory Painted

Added 11-18-16

GATX 481 small

 

Shippers Car Line 91 J M Huber

Overland/NASG OMI-4002 Insulated Low Pressure

Jerry Glow Decals

Completed 2-24-14

SHPX 91 Small

 

Triple Dome

 

DRX 6061 Deep Rock

W A Drake – Factory Painted

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The J&L tank car was S Scale’s first piece of commercially made brass rolling stock made by NWSL in 1972. This was at least 10 years before another piece of S brass rolling stock was made. Everyone seems to want a J&L tank car in spite of their limited use.

 

This is my J&L tank car. I replaced the upper handrails using pipe fittings and phosphor bronze wire. I also made the Carmer Cut levers.  The trucks were made by my friend and fellow brass basher Rusty Rustermier.

 

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Shippers Car Line 148

Overland/NASG OMI-4003 Uninsulated

Jerry Glow Decals

Completed 2-24-14

SHPX 148 small

 

 

 

Updated 11-18-16

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