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  • CNE1899
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    Hi all,
    Finally found a picture of what the GATX Dry-Flo tank car looked like in my original photo. Turns out it was right under my nose all this time.
    I was re-looking thru a 1940 Railway Age and came across it! I just need to figure out the font and I'm set.
    Scott
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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by tct855


    I'll ask if he can do O-scale.

    T...


    Super! Thanks! Just got some brass tank car ends this past Sat. and a brass dome in kit form.

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  • tct855
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    I'll ask if he can do O-scale.

    T...

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  • mwbpequod
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    Scott and gang,

    This is a very interesting car for the building for sure. I've been fascinated with this thread from the start. Here are some hopefully better pictures handed to me by another tank car builder. Hope these help those interested.

    Thanx Thom...


    Very helpful!!!

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    One Note: This modeler thinks he can print the parts needed for others to build their own car if interested. Just let me know, I'll pass on the requests.


    If he can do them in O scale, I'd be very interested, yes!

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  • tct855
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    Scott and gang,

    This is a very interesting car for the building for sure. I've been fascinated with this thread from the start. Here are some hopefully better pictures handed to me by another tank car builder. Hope these help those interested.

    Thanx Thom...









    One Note: This modeler thinks he can print the parts needed for others to build their own car if interested. Just let me know, I'll pass on the requests.

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  • mwbpequod
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    Very cool - I'll have to give this a good thinking over to see if I can build one now!

    Thanks for all the research legwork!

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  • CNE1899
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    I found another article which shoes the inner workings.

    Scott


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  • CNE1899
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    Here is the article.

    Scott





    It won't let load the last page.

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  • CNE1899
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    Thanks Guys,

    I usually start off with a visual search (images in Google).

    If that doesn't work I just start typing in different combos of words.

    When you find the right combo, you start getting more and more info.

    I'll put some more pictures up later.

    Scott

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  • jbvb
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    Completely new to me, good digging.

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  • tct855
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    Tenacious researcher~,

    Wow, I'm always looking for rare and unusual one of a kind type railroad designs to collect and inspire me.

    I've been doing some research on these photos myself with little result, these latest pics are a cool goldmine.

    I'm learning a lot with this thread and will eagerly be watching what develops here!

    Thanx Thom...[:-bulb]

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  • BurleyJim
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    We're going to start calling you Scott.com! Tenacious researcher, well done.

    Jim

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  • CNE1899
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    Wahoo!

    I finally found information regarding this car in the April 2nd, 1932 edition of the Railway Age journal.

    It is the Precursor to the big rectangular Dry Flow cars.

    The car is a GATX "Dry Flow" tank car. It is a 40'

    tank with six manways to load, and a chain driven conveyor to unload. The unloading chute is center bottom.

    The dome houses the electric motor and chain drive.

    Scott


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  • CNE1899
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    mwbpequod,

    I was hoping someone might have information, such as drawings or ORER details. I am always into research.

    Scott

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  • mwbpequod
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    I thought the McCloud car was used for sand, here is a link to an article that shows the converted tank car.


    The one in question might just another sand car where they left the main center dome on vs. the work to remove it.

    Either way, tank car converted for sand is a fun idea for the future!

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