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Author Topic: CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
John-
Wubbel

Posts: 141
Post CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
on: February 24, 2019,
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For a long time I have been wanting to try my hand at building these tank cars that were purchased by the Chicago Great Western. Morning Sun Books has a great section in their color guide book by Gene Green on this equipment. Besides the color coding the CGW utilized for the type of material transported:

Maroon for Diesel
Silver for Kerosene
Black for Oil
Green for Lube Oil

There were subtle differences in these cars as they were delivered over several purchase orders from the manufacturers. These were the modern day predecessors to tank cars we see on the rails today.

So I am in my early research phase to learn more about these tank cars in order to faithfully reproduce them for my CGW layout and rolling stock collection. If anyone knows of builders plans please let me know where I can find this as reference information. Thanks!

John-
Wubbel

Posts: 141
Post Re: CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
on: March 2, 2019,
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I found time this last week to do the video editing and posted 2 new YouTube videos on my channel.
Making CGW Tank Cars

Hammering On Brass

This begins 1 in a series of projects I would like to do and will be incorporated in to Play Lists eventually on the channel.

Enjoy

John-
Wubbel

Posts: 141
Post Re: CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
on: March 23, 2019,
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I posted 2 more videos on my YouTube Channel about developing CGW Tank Cars. Please visit the video description sections to see additional links and information.

When To Take A Time Out!

CGW Tank Car Research & Development

Enjoy!

John-
Wubbel

Posts: 141
Post Re: CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
on: April 6, 2019,
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Little by little progress working on the tank cars. Still doing some experimentation to test new ideas. I will be showing a new jig to aid in making the tank from a sheet of brass. To make viewing all my videos easier I created a landing page at:

http://johnwubbel.com/bip.html

Just scroll down the page, the first video is at the bottom of the page and the latest is the first at the top.

Latest YouTube video on some extended work on the tank car end is at:

Enjoy!

Martin
Administrator
Posts: 861
Post Re: CGW ACF & GATC Tank Cars
on: April 9, 2019,
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Very interesting using the aerosol can for a form. 😉

Want a balloon?

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