Resin Car Works announces a new HO scale freight car kit! Kit 9.0 represents AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank cars. American Car & Foundry built 151 of these insulated Type 27 tank cars between late 1929 and mid-1943.
We launch this kit with a Warren Petroleum version. The kit includes decals and a pair of Tahoe Model Works Buckeye A.R.A. 50-ton truck side frames.
Several additional versions will be announced as the decals and parts arrive.
Please visit the Kits page on our website for details and ordering information.
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It’s a long shot, but were any of these cars ever used in molasses service?
Why I ask: I model a Vermont shortline in the late 1930’s to mid-1941. In that period, feed & grains stores commonly mixed grains to order, often adding molasses. Since nobody could afford to spend money on feed when pasture was available, this was a winter-time business, but Vermont winters were long and deep. According to oral histories, molasses for this use would be shipped north from Boston in a tank car with heating coils. After about 24 hours connected to a roundhouse steam line, it would be hauled to the feed dealer for delivery into an underground storage tank.
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