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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-1601D - Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 - Amoco Oil - 38772

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-1601D - Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 - Amoco Oil - 38772 Image used with permission by owner

N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-1601D - Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 - Amoco Oil - 38772 Image used with permission by owner

Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 001-1601D
Original Retail Price $6.98
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 (Details)
Road or Company Name Amoco Oil (Details)
Reporting Marks AMOX
Road or Reporting Number 38772
Paint Color(s) Silver
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 1979-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 47 Foot
Model Variety Chemical
Prototype Region Japan
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/150

Model Information: This tank car is a regular inclusion in Kato freight starter sets. It also appears in mixed freight box sets. It is a nice model and sports low-profile chemically blackened wheels. The roof detail is excellent and these are durable and nice looking runners. The model (as explained to me by the Kato USA rep at the last ARS show I attended in January 2018) is of a Japanese prototype. Further research proved this is correct and that it is in fact a model of a Taki 3000 car from the late 1950s.

Despite the fact that it is a model of a Japanese JNR fright car, it has been used both by Kato and by Con-Cor to stand in for various North American prototypes carrying livery for everything from Domino Sugar to Amoco Oil

Prototype History:
The Taki 3000 Tank Car was built in the period of 1947-1964 with 1,594 cars and operated all over Japan. It is specialized for loading gasoline. It was not imported for use in North America.

Road Name History:
Amoco Corporation, originally Standard Oil Company (Indiana), was a global chemical and oil company that was founded in 1889 around a refinery located in Whiting, Indiana, United States.

It later absorbed the American Oil Company, founded in Baltimore in 1910 and incorporated in 1922 by Louis Blaustein and his son Jacob. Amoco merged with British Petroleum in December 1998, forming BP Amoco. Shortly after the merger, Amoco stations began a rebranding that saw the stations change their names to the BP marque while continuing to sell Amoco-branded fuel. Eventually all traces of the Amoco brand name were eliminated and the stations adopted the BP branding permanently, although Amoco's grade naming system is still in use.

The firm's innovations included two essential parts of the modern industry, the gasoline tanker truck and the drive-through filling station.[1] Its headquarters were located in the Amoco Building (now the Aon Center) in Chicago, Illinois.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-10-26 15:19:40. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-01 18:05:05

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