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Herkat - 1402 - Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle - British Petroleum - 503 118

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Stock Number1402
BrandHerkat
ManufacturerHerkat
Body StyleArnold Rapido Tank Car 2-Axle
Prototype VehicleTank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle (Details)
Road or Company NameBritish Petroleum (Details)
Reporting MarksDB
Road or Reporting Number503 118
Paint Color(s)Green and Black
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileDeep Flange
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:
Starting in 1908 with the discovery of oil in Persia, our story has always been about transitions – from coal to oil, from oil to gas, from onshore to deep water, and now onwards towards a new mix of energy sources as the world moves into a lower carbon future.

The world is changing fast and BP is changing with it. The mix of energy that provides heat, light and mobility for billions of people is shifting towards lower carbon sources, driven by advances in technology and growing concerns about climate change. We’re determined to play our part in this transition – helping to meet the world’s need for more energy while also reducing carbon emissions.
Manufacturer Information:
Herkat Modellbahn is a German manufacturer of specialty modeling parts. They produce reed switches, cabling, electronic parts as well as specialty rolling stock for track cleaning. Their track-cleaning cars in N scale have been imported by Con-Cor with branding from both companies.
Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-24 10:37:46. Last edited by gdm on 2021-02-25 17:21:18

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