Star Line Models Tank Cars

Star Line Models Tank Cars

Postby milwrd1 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:38 pm

Below is a photo of Texaco Tank Car TCX 5105.
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Also, "sister" Gulf Tank Car GRCX 4039, also a Starline model.
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Starline also produced a SHPX model, I'll see if I can locate the kit and provide a photo of the tank car wrapper.
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Re: Star Line Models Tank Cars

Postby ctxmf74 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:34 pm

"Starline also produced a SHPX model"
I have an old body that is SHPX 20605, perhaps it's starline? ...DaveB
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Re: Star Line Models Tank Cars

Postby milwrd1 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:03 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:"Starline also produced a SHPX model"
I have an old body that is SHPX 20605, perhaps it's starline? ...DaveB


Very interesting comment, it's nice to see interest in the old stuff.

SHPX 20605 was a duplicate number, it was used by both Starline and Gandy Dancer. Gandy Dancer catalog D lists kit number T-6 as SHPX 20605. To provide additional variety, an additional kit was made by simply rolling the last 2 digits of the car number on the tank wrapper, resulting in SHPX 20650, Gandy Dancer kit number T-10.

I've posted a picture of the tank wrapper for Starline SHPX 20605.
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Re: Star Line Models Tank Cars

Postby milwrd1 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:20 pm

Below is a photo of the tank wrapper for Starline SHPX 20605 (Shippers car Line). Note the Starline name in the lower right hand corner.

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Also. a photo of the tank dowel and wood dome, typical of the early version of the Starline tank cars. The old style box is also shown.

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The early versions of these cars had:
1. Wooden tank dowel and dome. Later versions had plastic domes.
2. Wooden frame (difficult to construct). Later versions had plastic frames, which sometimes warped.
3. HP trucks
4. Cast metal dummy couplers with mounting pins
5. Plastic end sills (these sometimes warped)
6. Brake wheel and cylinder
7. Staples for grab irons and steps
8. Brass ladder stock
9. Wire for the handrails.

Also posted is the Starline instruction sheet for the early version wood frame cars.

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