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  1. #21
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    White doesn't look as good on these models as I had hoped... (had the chance to get side shots of the white version of the tank train cars)

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    Looks pretty good to me. Do the white cars ever get mixed with the black?
    Jim

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    Looks good to me too!! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiball 3985 View Post
    Looks pretty good to me. Do the white cars ever get mixed with the black?
    That they don't. I mean, we will get a 7 string of white, and an 8 string of black, but they are never mixed into the same string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geepster775 View Post
    Yea, the TankTrain between the Port of Albany and Burlington VT has been running for quite awhile.

    Conrail also ran TankTrains to the old steam plant in Oswego NY. They came either from the Port of Albany or from Sarnia ON. The Conrail runs used 14-car sets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Xp1kG0g-s


    CN ran a TankTrain in 17-car sets for gasoline and heating oil between the Ultramar refinery (now Valero) near Quebec City and Montreal. This train was involved once in a derailment and collision with another train and predictably blew up, killing 2 CN crew members in 1999.
    CR also used some shorter (8-10 car) batches of TankTrain sets for unloading diesel fuel into an storage tank to feed its locomotives in Selkirk. There was an small unloading facility right where the new CSX engine servicing facility is located. That was abolished and removed in the mid 90s for in favor of bigger tank cars with a new unloading facility next to GE Plastics.
    Dave Edwards


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    looks pretty good if you ask me. Faded, weathered, like white looks after being tossed around a few thousand miles. Though I don't see these types of tankers, I like the paint
    Neil

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    I agree with Neil about the paint. Looks weathered and resembles much of the weathered white tank car traffic I see going through here every day on CSX. Some of these cars look almost grey when they come through.
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
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    I would hope, considering this was a photo from my personal collection I took of the 186 string series. While the real unit set is longer than these, It seems to so just fine. The FRA reflective striping on the car frame bugs me a little, but I can ignore it, if others can. A new model would be great, but it seems those are few and far between now. Oh well, I will continue with this set, and more than likely add to it, with the other white string series.. 44600, 44589, 44584, and 69259. I should probably finish the 41678 set as well...
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    Fine tuning the weather details to better match the model. Though realistically the model doesn't match the real thing, but that is okay. For once I could make changes and it wouldn't look fake.



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    Those look great Shawn. Who cares if they are not like the actual tank car model, this is MSTS/OR, the end user can simulate how he/she wishes. Keep up the good work on these.

    CSX FAN

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