ATLAS announces the second release of their O PREMIER 8,000 GALLON TANK CAR with six new paint schemes. These cars are available for 2 and 3-rail operation.

Atlas O Premier 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

The six paint schemes are:

CGTX (Black/White/Blue)

GATX "Service Driven" (Black/White/Bl

Hooker Chemicals (GATX) (Orange/White/Black)

Southern Star Lard (GATX) (Silver/Red/Black)

UTLX (White/Black)

Wyandotte Chemicals (SHPX) (Blue/Yellow/White)

Two road numbers are available per road name.

These popular models feature:

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 9 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 7/8
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

Atlas tells us of these cars:

For most of the steam and early diesel eras, tank cars followed a standard design: an 8,000-11,000 gallon tank perched on a flatcar-like underframe. Beginning in the mid-1950s, however, 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. But not every shipper needed the much larger capacities that the new tank cars offered. Hence the advent of these “beer can” tank cars in the mid-1960s, with capacities similar to pre-war tankers. They proved ideal for customers who didn’t want larger shipments, and also for transporting a wide variety of heavier, denser liquids including industrial acids and foodstuffs. For modelers, they’re an ideal counterpoint to longer cars in a modern freight train.



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