Tank Cars

Tank Cars


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O-Gauge - 3-Dome Tank Car - Amtrak

O-Gauge - 3-Dome Tank Car - Amtrak

Features
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 3 9/16"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73349

2 in stock

$49.95

$39.99

O-Gauge - Citgo Modern Tank Car

O-Gauge - Citgo Modern Tank Car

The tank car was relatively uncommon until the 1870s, when the nascent petroleum industry ordered large quantities of metal tanks carried on wooden car bodies. By the early 1900s, a standard design had evolved that lasted throughout the steam and early diesel eras: an 8,000-11,000 gallon metal tank perched on a metal flatcar-like underframe.
The one big change during that time was the transition from riveted to welded construction, beginning in the late 1930s. Car builders introduced X-ray inspection of welds to ensure safety, as well as giant annealing ovens that could heat-treat assembled tanks to relieve joint stress. Welded tanks were stronger, less susceptible to rust and corrosion, and less likely to rupture in the event of a wreck.

At the same time as steam engines were disappearing, another innovation completely changed the appearance of tank cars. Beginning in the mid-1950s, a new design took hold: the tank itself became the structural backbone of the car, eliminating the need for a full-length underframe and making bigger tank diameters possible. More recently, tank cars have been required to have “double shelf” couplers designed to stay coupled in the event of a wreck, to minimize the potential for a coupler to puncture an adjacent car. Today’s large-capacity tank cars carry a tremendous variety of liquids from oil to chemicals to foodstuffs. Tanks may be lined with glass or other materials in order to carry corrosive liquids, and may have heating or cooling apparatus to protect cargos that are sensitive to temperature extremes.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

Features
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73397

1 in stock

$54.95

$39.99

O-Gauge - Gulf - Tank Car

O-Gauge - Gulf - Tank Car

Product Features:
Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 3/8" x 2 3/8" 3 13/16"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73468

2 in stock

$59.95

$53.99

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - BNSF

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - BNSF

Product Features:
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73435

1 in stock

$54.99

$49.99

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - CSX Car No. 993328

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - CSX Car No. 993328

Product Features:

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Unit Measures:10 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73444

1 in stock

$54.95

$49.99

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - Diamond Shamrock

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - Diamond Shamrock

The tank car was relatively uncommon until the 1870s, when the nascent petroleum industry ordered large quantities of metal tanks carried on wooden car bodies. By the early 1900s, a standard design had evolved that lasted throughout the steam and early diesel eras: an 8,000-11,000 gallon metal tank perched on a metal flatcar-like underframe.
The one big change during that time was the transition from riveted to welded construction, beginning in the late 1930s. Car builders introduced X-ray inspection of welds to ensure safety, as well as giant annealing ovens that could heat-treat assembled tanks to relieve joint stress. Welded tanks were stronger, less susceptible to rust and corrosion, and less likely to rupture in the event of a wreck.

At the same time as steam engines were disappearing, another innovation completely changed the appearance of tank cars. Beginning in the mid-1950s, a new design took hold: the tank itself became the structural backbone of the car, eliminating the need for a full-length underframe and making bigger tank diameters possible. More recently, tank cars have been required to have “double shelf” couplers designed to stay coupled in the event of a wreck, to minimize the potential for a coupler to puncture an adjacent car. Today’s large-capacity tank cars carry a tremendous variety of liquids from oil to chemicals to foodstuffs. Tanks may be lined with glass or other materials in order to carry corrosive liquids, and may have heating or cooling apparatus to protect cargos that are sensitive to temperature extremes.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

Features
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73376

1 in stock

$49.95

$39.99

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - MTHRCC 2003

O-Gauge - Modern Tank Car - MTHRCC 2003

Features - Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles - Unit Measures:10 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 - Operates On O-27 Curves

30-7380

1 in stock

$49.99

$39.99

O-Gauge - Tank Car - (Chrome) 7UP

O-Gauge - Tank Car - (Chrome) 7UP

Features

Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Chrome Plated Body Finish
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 3/8" x 2 3/8" 3 13/16"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73269

1 in stock

$49.95

$39.99

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Baker's Chocolate

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Baker's Chocolate

Features
Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Chrome Plated Body Finish
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 3/8” x 2 3/8” 3 13/16”
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73379

1 in stock

$49.95

$39.99

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Celanese Chemicals

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Celanese Chemicals

The tank car was relatively uncommon until the 1870s, when the nascent petroleum industry ordered large quantities of metal tanks carried on wooden car bodies. By the early 1900s, a standard design had evolved that lasted throughout the steam and early diesel eras: an 8,000-11,000 gallon metal tank perched on a metal flatcar-like underframe.
The one big change during that time was the transition from riveted to welded construction beginning in the late 1930s. Car builders introduced X-ray inspection of welds to ensure safety, as well as giant annealing ovens that could heat-treat assembled tanks to relieve joint stress. Welded tanks were stronger, less susceptible to rust and corrosion, and less likely to rupture in the event of a wreck.
Our model represents a typical all-welded, insulated tank car built in the late 1940s or 1950s. A layer of insulation protected cargos that were sensitive to temperature extremes, and some such cars also had heating coils under their outer layer. Our model also features a safety platform around the dome — insulation and safety platforms being features commonly found on cars used in the chemical industry.
High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

Features
Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Chrome Plated Body Finish
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 3/8” x 2 3/8” 3 13/16”
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73403

1 in stock

$54.55

$39.99

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Corn Industrial

O-Gauge - Tank Car - Corn Industrial

The tank car was relatively uncommon until the 1870s, when the nascent petroleum industry ordered large quantities of metal tanks carried on wooden car bodies. By the early 1900s, a standard design had evolved that lasted throughout the steam and early diesel eras: an 8,000-11,000 gallon metal tank perched on a metal flatcar-like underframe.
The one big change during that time was the transition from riveted to welded construction beginning in the late 1930s. Car builders introduced X-ray inspection of welds to ensure safety, as well as giant annealing ovens that could heat-treat assembled tanks to relieve joint stress. Welded tanks were stronger, less susceptible to rust and corrosion, and less likely to rupture in the event of a wreck.
Our model represents a typical all-welded, insulated tank car built in the late 1940s or 1950s. A layer of insulation protected cargos that were sensitive to temperature extremes, and some such cars also had heating coils under their outer layer. Our model also features a safety platform around the dome — insulation and safety platforms being features commonly found on cars used in the chemical industry.
High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

Features
Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 3/8" x 2 3/8" 3 13/16"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73404

1 in stock

$54.95

$39.90

O-Gauge - Tank Train - 33K Gallon Tank Car

O-Gauge - Tank Train - 33K Gallon Tank Car

Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
1:48 Scale Dimensions
Separate Metal Handrails
O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
Unit Measures:17 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 4"
Operates On O-42 Curves

20-96263

1 in stock

$79.99

$71.99

O-Gauge - Wabash 3-Dome Tank Car

O-Gauge - Wabash 3-Dome Tank Car

Three-dome tank cars were actually three complete tanks on a single car body. Each tank had its own end bulkheads and expansion dome. Since older tank cars were filled to the top of the tank to prevent fluids from sloshing around during shipment (which could make the car unsteady), the domes provided space for the cargo to expand when the sun heated the tank. Because the additional bulkheads and domes added weight, multiple-dome cars had a smaller capacity than single-dome cars.
These cars were popular with customers who needed several varieties of a single product, such as different grades of lube oil or gasoline. They were also used for customers who did not need a full car of product. While smaller-volume shipments have largely gone over to truckers today, Union Tank Car built new multiple-compartment cars as recently as 2010. They’re harder to spot in today’s trains, however, because modern tank cars do not have expansion domes.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

Features
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Unit Measures:10 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 3 9/16"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-73402

1 in stock

$49.95

$39.99