Does anyone know what type of tank car this is? . Also what tank cars would be in service before 1950. Thank you
I'm little embarrassed to say I bought the decal set - but need to find the correct car to put them on!I used Google lens and found this.
Will go with Tichy, ThanksWhile I do not know the name of that design; that type would have been introduced in the late 1930s and early 1940s I estimate, indicated by the sill mounted brake staff. Later improved versions of that design in the latter 1940s and into the 1950s saw a modernized design with the brake wheel mounted to the end of the tank body, and the wheel turned 90 degrees, perpendicular to the ground.
Other pre 1950 designs that were common had narrower tanks and taller domes. Tichy makes kits of this style, which date back to the 1800s. The domes were also more ornate, kind of resembling fancy percolators one might expect at a royal tea party… except black of course.
Going back to 1860 or earlier you’d start seeing multiple wooden vertical barrel type designs on flat cars.