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Herkat - 1408 - Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle - Company - 503116

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Stock Number1408
BrandHerkat
ManufacturerArnold Rapido
Body StyleArnold Rapido Tank Car 2-Axle
Prototype VehicleTank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle (Details)
Road or Company NameCompany (Details)
Reporting MarksDB
Road or Reporting Number503116
Paint Color(s)Gray and Black
Print Color(s)Yellow and Black
Additional Markings/SloganHerkat 40 Jahre
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Release Date2010-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeTank Car
Model SubtypeOil
Model VarietyMini
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraEU Epoch III (1945 - 1970)
Scale1/160
Track GaugeN standard



Specific Item Information: Car is in a Herkat box marked Made In W. Germany; instructions in the box show Herkat Nurnberg. Car has a removable plug on top for adding track cleaning fluid which migrates to saturate the felt pad beneath the car.
Model Information: Arnold introduced these cars in the 1960s. They appear in the 1966 catalog and are described as follows: "These tank cars are models of privately owned cars belonging to various oil companies. The model of four wheel tank cars have plastic super structures and burnished metal chassis. There are sprung automatic couplers at both ends. The needle point steel axles run in journal boxes with imitation steel springs."

Herkat has used this body style to manufacture track cleaning cars which have been imported by both Kato and Con-Cor.

Personally, I find the glued-on placards to be really cheesy, and make an otherwise nice model to look quite amateurish. Arnold could have done better.
Prototype History:
Tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.
Road Name History:
This entry is a placeholder for when readily available information on the correct company is not available. or not worth the effort of creating an entry for.



Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-24 10:36:23. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-24 10:36:44

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