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Trainman203

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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 02:16:13 PM »

My mistake.  And my sincere apology.  Wasnít intended at all as a ďcorrection ď but thatís how it was perceived, and perception is everything in any interaction.

If it had been me , I would have wanted and enjoyed receiving more information about railroading and an addition to my railroad vocabulary . But not everyone is like me.  Iíll take that into account in the future.
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rstroud

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 11:59:19 PM »

I do appreciate the info and/or advice, but starting out with a language lesson wasn't necessary and is childish in my opinion. Tanker/Tank Car...everyone knows what the reference was and it really depends on which region you live in as to which term some may use.
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Trainman203

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 11:36:04 AM »

Your opinion is only your opinion, stroud.  You may think whatever you wish.  Iím way too old to get my feelings hurt one way or another.

I was not intending to offer a language lesson at all.  Iím speaking from over 50 years of being around the prototype.  Tank cars were always called tank cars.  By everyone in the industry I ever talked to about them in all those years, from train crews to management.  Regionality has nothing to do with it.  That is a fact.  If you donít like that, itís totally fine with me.  Iím not arguing with you or correcting you at all, just stating a fact.  Call them whatever you want.
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Len

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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 11:47:41 AM »

Trainman - Agreed. I was a chemical operator for Pfizer 'back when', and had to deal with filling and unloading tank cars. Everyone in the plant, even if they had nothing to do with the rail operations, called them tank cars.

Len
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Trainman203

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 12:33:45 PM »

BTW, if anyone sees anything needing correction in anything I post here, I welcome it.  Even at my advanced age , I enjoy learning.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 01:59:26 PM »

Since I try to practice economy of verbiage, I'd probably called them tankers since it has one less letter and no spaces. Grin
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Jhanecker2

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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 07:38:30 PM »

No offense Gentlemen  a tanker has been a ship for much longer and still is . John2 .
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Trainman203

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 12:27:02 AM »

That brings up an interesting question.... when ďwasĒ the first ďtanker?Ē  I think the first ďtank cars ď beyond vats on flat cars might have been the 1890ís.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »

Apparently it was the late 1860's. It says by 1866, oil haulers were using vertical Densmore tanks then a year later switched to the horizontal ones.
https://aoghs.org/transportation/densmore-oil-tank-car/
Another site -
http://www.petroleumhistory.org/OilHistory/pages/TankCars/Evolution.html

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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 10:50:05 AM »

Back to the original question.
I've found that HO tankers are big enough that you can use pennies as weights, The Bachmann 3 dome car has an interior saddle type frame that the tank body fits over, and you can glue the pennies vertically in the saddle. I've found that 5 cents in each end brings the car up to NMRA weight.
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Trainman203

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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 05:59:21 PM »

Repeat: tank car is the industry calls those cars.  Tanker is what non industry people call them.  Fact.  Sorry.
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2018, 06:13:20 PM »

Don't y'all think that the argument over what to call those cars has detracted from the posts that actually HELP the guy?
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Trainman203

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2018, 06:18:25 PM »

I gave several helpful tips early. And I donít think itís an argument.  Industry call them something, the public calls them something else.
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