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Re: tankers

Postby jmass » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:10 pm

man that beer looks cold!
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Re: tankers

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:14 pm

By the way, the top picture was from 3 years ago, when I turned 23, and the bottom one was back in December 2008, in an attempt to numb the pain from a failed attempt by a Navy doctor to fry the nerves leading to my groin. (That hurt like hell, and still does.)

Back to the topic at hand, the Maisto tank car is not much smaller than the HP tank car. Side by side comparison shows that they are almost the same in all dimensions. The Maisto car is maybe 1/32" narrower than the HP products tanker.

The detail level is noticeable upon close inspection, however at a distance, you might not be able to see the fact that the brakewheel and both ladders for the Maisto tanker are actually cast into the shell itself, and is not a separately added detail, as many have come to expect with some brands of model trains. If you are not an insane rivet counter, :lol: (there are sane rivet counters out there, but I have yet to meet one) changing out the trucks and couplers should make you a happy TT modeler. Here are some side by side pictures of a Maisto (yellow) and HP products (silver) tank cars for comparison. Enjoy!
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Re: tankers

Postby BTTB Fan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:56 am

... and wearing the uniform and everything! Where is the thumbs-up smiley?
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Re: tankers

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:01 am

In the smilies area click on 'view more smilies' :thumbup:
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Re: tankers

Postby BTTB Fan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:09 am

ConducTTor wrote:In the smilies area click on 'view more smilies' :thumbup:

Umm, I knew that, need more cofee! :crazy: :thumbup: Thanks, boss!
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Re: tankers

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:21 am

:lol:
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Re: tankers

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:18 pm

BTTB Fan wrote:... and wearing the uniform and everything! Where is the thumbs-up smiley?

If you want something better than that, I could put up the photos from my command's last christmas party.

My entire chain of command knows about how much pain I am constantly in, and in an effort to help reduce the pain, at least for the night, several people in my chain of command, including the XO were buying me stout drinks. I drank like a fish that night, and for about 15 minutes, I was pain free.

During said time, one of the chiefs I work for pulled me out of my chair and insisted that I dance.
That went well, for about 20 seconds, until the hernias in my groin popped out and sent me to the floor in pain.

Even better, I have photos of my 22nd birthday at the local Hooters while in my dress white uniform.

I guess this thread is about tankers, one form or anoher!
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Re: tankers

Postby TTSMR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:58 pm

Now if that would have been an Air Force man at Hooters there would have been at least 6 bar girls, (I mean waitresses) hanging around him!

The difference between the forces:

MARINES
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ARMY
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AIR FORCE
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Any ine want to join the Air Firce!?

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Re: tankers

Postby TTSMR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:08 pm

Try to find the 'Dollar Car' book.

Its an old publication that very easily teaches you to build rolling stock from scratch.

There are great plans for flat cars and tank cars.

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Re: tankers

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:26 pm

Some of the issues of Model Railroader from the 1950's that I have feature "Dollar Car" projects, which were some neat project ideas. There was also an occasional section called Model In a Minute, which showed how to use common materials to make improvements to the looks and functionality of layouts.
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