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    That looks more like some sort of scrap load rather than some sort of hot metal car,the sides look a bit too thin(molten steel or slag would melt through PDQ)and would most likely collapse under the wheight.
    Walthers did do some HO bottle/torpedo cars as well as slag bucket cars a number of years ago(there are some hot metal cars in the FL as well).
    Back in the day some roads experimented with gon loaded containers for concrete, if you take a look at Athearn's catalog there was an Erie or Erie Lakawana gon with red cylindrical loads,those were cement cylinders.

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    You really need some Atlas trucks and Kadee #5 couplers! ;)

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    I have the Erie gon, with red cylinder containers. It's interesting that they put a Lionel logo on it.

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    Let me see here. Those look VERY much like the LCL boxes used in the 30's through the fifties.

    IIRC, the boxes could be loaded with small "charges" of dry items and then offloaded to seperate locations and then used. (Yeah, that's vauge.)

    In layman's terms, basically they saved a lot of back breaking work with shovels, and also allowed different types of dry goods to be carried on one car.

    Some of these, had clamshell bottoms, and could be unloaded by pulling a lever, others had a kind of piping system that allowed for unloading that way. Either case, they never lasted past the fifties.

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    Those hold dry goods...most commonly dry Cement. We DO have some Hot-metal bottle cars available in the file library though.

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    Chris
    That may very well be one of the Lionel HO cars IIRC when Lionel bailed on HO those dies bounced to AHM,to Model Power, all over the place

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    This container sits with another an HO gondola car. Are these things used for carrying molten metal or concrete in real life?



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