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N Scale - Al's Kustom Train Kars - Custom - Tank Car, Single Dome, 50 Foot - Ethyl - 6374

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One of these sold for: $10.00

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Brand Al's Kustom Train Kars
Stock Number Custom
Manufacturer MDC Roundhouse
Aftermarket Decorator Al's Kustom Train Kars
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot
Prototype Type Tank Car, Single Dome, 50 Foot (Details)
Road or Company Name Ethyl (Details)
Reporting Marks EBAX
Road or Reporting Number 6374
Paint Color(s) Gray and Black
Print Color(s) Yellow and Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety 50 Foot 20,000 Gallon
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160
Track Gauge N standard

Model Information: This is a fairly nice quality tank car from MDC Roundhouse. It likely first appeared inthe late 1980s. It appears to model a general service tank car and the road names and paint schemes seem to suggest this is what MDC had in mind. The Roundhouse models were available in both kit and RTR packaging. It doesn't have a ton of detail most versions were released with Rapido Couplers so it therefore qualifies as a late 1st generation model. Nevertheless, once the couplers are swapped out, it will look just fine on even the most modern of layouts due to the high print quality and molding on this model. Like all other N Scale toolings made by MDC Roundhouse, this one was acquired by Athearn in 2006. Eastern Seaboard Models has also sold these in custom paint schemes.

Prototype History:
Larger, 50' Tank cars replaced their smaller predecessors in the late 1960s and 1970s. The Richmond Tank Car Company was one of several manufacturers to produce these general purpose railcars. They generally had about 20,000 gallon capacity and were used to transport many different commodities.

Road Name History:
Since 1921, Ethyl Corporation has provided chemical manufacturing and supply solutions to enhance the performance of products across diverse industries. Our more than 95 years of experience in worldwide chemical manufacturing means we are ready with the solutions you need today. Ethyl Corporation provides blending and supply solutions to enhance the performance of products across diverse industries. Our more than 95 years of experience in chemical manufacturing allows Ethyl to respond to unique customer needs and gives us the ability to deliver market solutions when you need them most.

Ethyl distributes gasoline performance additives throughout North America. In addition, Ethyl provides terminal storage and distribution services from its Houston, Texas facility. Ethyl maintains operations in Richmond, Virginia and Houston, Texas.

Brand/Importer Information: Al's Kustom Train Kars was a model train decorator from 1983 to 2004. They ceased customizing N Scale trains in 2004, but continued business under the same name though unrelated to model trains (on-line shop still available on eBay).

Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-27 10:00:08. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:17

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