My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Freight Cars - Tank Cars

8,000 Gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
N-Scale 1999-09/10
Page:
29
Author:
Scott Seekins
Scale:
N
Description:
The author shows how he detailed the Intermountain car and applied some realistic weathering to it.

A Tale of Two 1:20.3 Scale Tank Cars

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
36
Author:
Bob Poli
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
An accurate model of the West Side Lumber Co. #2 tank car. Includes prototype, model, and construction photos.

Adding Weight to Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-09
Page:
33
Author:
Paul Schmidt
Description:
How to insert sand to add invisible weight to tank cars.

ADMX 29194: Modeling a Modern Tank Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
82
Author:
Jim Providenza
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about how the author took two MDC tank car kits to create a model of this car. A parts list and brake rigging diagram are also included.

An 8000-gallon Tank Car in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
118
Author:
John Nehrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model and prototype photos are part of this article on how to model a common steam-era oil hauler.

Bridgton & Saco River RR Tank Car 22

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
82
Author:
Tom Landrigan
Description:
Prototype photos and scale drawings accompany this article about the 2-foot-gauge tank car.

Bromine Tank Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-02
Page:
82
Author:
Dick Scott
Description:
This brief article describes the prototype car, which includes one prototype photo and scaled drawings.

Build a 1915 Pennzoil Tank Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
74
Author:
Brad E. Smith
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes how to build a three-domed "old-timer" tank car. The tank is only just under 28 feet long, so it requires quite a bit of kitbashing to build this model. Article includes detail diagrams and one model photo; no prototype photos.

Build a Bromine Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-02
Page:
74
Author:
Dick Scott
Scale:
O
Description:
The author described how he scratchbuilt this short tank car. The article contains lots of construction photos and diagrams, as well as a parts list.

Build Two Small NATX Tank Cars Part I

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
74
Author:
Alan Mende
Description:
The author describes how he built set of 4,000-gallon tank cars. This first installment describes how he built a two-dome tank car. Includes detail diagrams, construction photos, and prototype photos.

Build Two Small NATX Tank Cars Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
68
Author:
Alan Mende
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers building a three-dome tank car. Includes prototype and scale photos, and detail drawings.

Building the TM8 (AC&F Type11) Tank Car

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 61 August 2008
Page:
16
Author:
Bruce F. Smith
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built this model using a Funaro and Camerlengo model. Includes only model photos.

Building USRA Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-09
Page:
56
Author:
Brad E. Smith
Description:
The author shows how he built a one-dome and two-dome tank car from commercial plastic kits. Includes an exploded view of the parts that make up a tank car.

CGTX 10,000-gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-05
Page:
115
Author:
Jeff English
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he modified the Tichy tank car kit to model one of this size. The article also includes some prototype information, which was not easy to acquire.

Corn Syrup Tank Cars Part 6

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-02
Page:
32
Author:
Tim Frederick
Description:
The Trinity 17,600 gallon, 100-ton corn syrup design.

Detailing a Walthers Tank Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
54
Author:
Richard Flock
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he changed the Walthers kit to make a Union Tank Car Co. model.

Detailing an Intermountain Tank Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
86
Author:
Gene Deimling
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes what he did to superdetail this car and setting it up to the Proto:48 standard. Includes model photos and a parts list.

Double-tank Vinegar Car

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
90
Author:
David J. Leider
Scale:
HO
Description:
Scale drawings, many prototype and model construction photos accompany this article about how to model a vinegar transport car. Since vinegar is corrosive, it is transported in wooden tanks.

Essential Freight Cars 12

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-05
Page:
75
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
This installment covers the UTLX class X-3 tank cars. Includes prototype photos. The last half of the article is about modeling this car in HO-scale.

Essential Freight Cars 45

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-07
Page:
80
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the AC&F Type 11 tank cars. First built in 1911, thousands of these cars saw service on the nation's rails. The first part of the article covers the prototype and contains several photos. The second half of the article covers the construction of such a tank car, where the author describes how he scratchbuilt one.

Hazardous Cargo!

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-05
Page:
57
Author:
Conrad Obregon
Description:
The article describes how hazardous cargo is transported and how that can be modeled.

High Pressure Tank Cars

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #1
Page:
32
Description:
A photo essay of many prototype tank cars. The last photo is of an HO-scale model by Tony Thompson.

Improving a Steam Era Tank Car Model

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
14
Author:
Pieter Roos
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he corrected and super-detailed the Des Plaines Hobbies/S Scale America single-dome tank car. Includes a tip on how to cut and install rivets made by Tichy. In addition to many photos, the article also contains a parts list. Includes a side bar on the history of mid-20th century tank cars.

Jones & Laughlin Tank Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
35
Author:
Alvin Clapp
Scale:
S
Description:
The author briefly describes how he converted an American Flyer tank car, with some added parts from his scrap box, to build another Jones & Laughlin car matching his NWSL brass one.

Kitbashing Tank Car 22

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
62
Author:
Tom Landrigan
Scale:
On2
Description:
The author scratchbuilts a flat car, which is then converted to a tank car using two AHM HO-scale tank cars. Includes a materials list and model construction photos.

Kitbashing Three MDC Tank Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
68
Author:
Jim Slaughter
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a chlorine, acid, and general service tank cars. Includes model and prototype photos.

Modeler's Guide to Transition-era Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2008-12
Page:
42
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
Various tank car designs are described, many of which have an accompanying prototype or model photo with it. There is a chart on how a particular tank car can be modeled in either N-, HO-, or O-scale. A chart on the AAR tank car designations is also included.

Modeling Less-common Tank Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
61
Author:
Tony Thompson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Kitbashing and scratchbuilding were needed to build a unique tank car. Details construction photos accompany the article, as well as a parts list.

Modern General-service Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-02
Page:
104
Author:
Harry Hilliard
Description:
Prototype photos, scale drawings, and detailed information about modern tank cars.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
30
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Scale:
S
Description:
The Westside Lumber Company tank car #2. Covers the "tank only" kit from Rio Grande Models to be mounted on one of their 28-foot flat cars. It also covers the P-B-L brass model.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
A behind-the-scenes description of the people involved in creating the NASG's brass tank car project.

Restoring a Vintage Tank Car

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 23 November 2005
Page:
64
Author:
Tom Houle
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he restored this old tank car.

Tank Car Kit Swap

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-07
Page:
65
Author:
Tony Thompson
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes he process for wanting a tank car that is not available in HO-scale, by combining parts from several produced models. Includes prototype and model photos, including construction detail photos, such as how to get the dome to fit the body. Also included is a parts list.

Tank Car Qualification Stencils

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-09
Page:
83
Author:
Stuart Streit
Description:
New safety tests and lettering for tank cars. Prototype photos.

Tank Car Types and Uses

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-09
Page:
26
Author:
Carl Swanson
Description:
A brief article on how tank cars developed over the decades, and how they were used.

The ACF 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
6
Author:
Mike Ferraro
Scale:
S
Description:
This article introduces the NASG's next brass car project, the American Car & Foundry's 8000-gallon tank car, to be produced in 5 different versions, built by Ajin of Korea, and to be imported by Overland Models. Scale drawings appear on page 7.

Two Typical Tank Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-02
Page:
56
Author:
C. Langdon Campbell III
Description:
This article only covers prototype tank cars, and describes the early standardization of tank cars. Contains photos and scaled drawings.

Union Tank Car Corn Syrup Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
19
Description:
A one-page scaled drawing with some specs on this 27-foot car.

USRA Standard Tank Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1976-11
Page:
68
Author:
Harold Russell
Description:
A brief history, prototype photos, and scaled drawings of this 8,000-gallon tank car.

West Side Lumber Co. Coffin Tank Car No. 5

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
40
Author:
Bruce Herzog
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes how he built this V&T kit. Includes two photos of the completed model.

What's the AF Tank Car Based On?

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
18
Author:
Arthur Hamilton
Scale:
S
Description:
The author traces the roots of the A.C. Gilbert AF tank cars. Includes scaled drawings, and several AF model photos.