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This is a re-run of the originally offered, and long sold out, tank cars, plus a couple of new road names......I need a couple more UTLX cars......the nicest tank cars out there for the price.......
 

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I have two Tyco tank cars. That's it. I would like to get a modern one that is interesting in some way.
 

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Yes it just seemed interesting after I read the write up. I'm not getting it.

There's also this... Athearn May announcements coming.


I've been thinking of eventually getting the bachmann amtrak charger. This has limited appeal for me.

But I can't field what I have. I'm fixing that first.
 

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Har, yeah. I'm may be picky or maybe not. There's a place for everything.
 

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I'm trying to figure out why the ad says 8000 gallon tank car when the models and the prototype say capacity is 80000 gallons?
 

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I'm trying to figure out why the ad says 8000 gallon tank car when the models and the prototype say capacity is 80000 gallons?
The 80,000 isn't gallons... it's pounds of water, which tankers are rated for.
The 8,000 is gallons.
The 80,000 is weight loaded with water.
 

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The 80,000 is weight loaded with water.
No... it's the maximum weight (of anything) that the car is designed to handle and may not be exceeded.

8000 gallons of water is actually ~ 66,700 lbs.

8000 gallons of oil or gasoline for example is much lighter. Other products may be much heavier. 8000 gallons of corn syrup is ~ 87,500 lbs so if this car design is used to carry syrup it wouldn't be able to be loaded to the full 8000 gals.
 
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