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    Here;s a little information on the tank car GATX 95' 39134:102438, that I built, this copied from the description.
    Tank Car GATX 8 Axel 95Ft., 96' 7 5/8' total length, industry enabled with operating hatchs and loading pipe with dust effects, ARN (auto run numbers) and 4 LOD (levels of detail). Built by General American Transportaion Corporation in 1965. Number 96500 is the worlds largest tank car. Used for experimental purposes, transporting anhydrous ammonia and LP gas. This Whale Belly unit carried 60200 gallons and weighed 220 tons fully loaded. The Association of American Railroads has since adopted a maximum length not to exceed 89'.

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    See: Especially Page 2 http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showt...ght=battleship






    Gondola6axleBN521422ant
    Newer Version Available - View HistoryType:Rolling StockDownloaded: 8586File Size:1.24 MBFile Type:.cdpCreated by:majekearDate:8th December 2003Version:TRS2004KUID:56063:15044

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    CELX 3 axle BogeyType:BogeyDownloaded:3227File Size:207.29 kbFile Type:.cdpCreated by:vulcanDate:25th September 2008Version:TRS2004KUID2:60238:50017:1
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    You can put this truck on 2 axle cars, and it looks pretty cool !

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    CELX 3 axle BogeyType:BogeyDownloaded:3227File Size:207.29 kbFile Type:.cdpCreated by:vulcanDate:25th September 2008Version:TRS2004KUID2:60238:50017:1

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    LNG Tanker CELX 60 FtType:Rolling StockDownloaded:2302File Size:408.44 kbFile Type:.cdpCreated by:vulcanDate:25th September 2008Version:TRS2004KUID2:60238:15066:1
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    I would say that the long tank car is just for fun.
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    I have had alot of fun putting the 4 truck bogies, and the CELX 3 axle bogie on alot of Trainz tankcars ... in actuality there used to be many, many prototype 6 axle truck & 4 truck, long Tankcars in the real RR world.
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    I took this pic at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation a couple of weeks ago...95 feet long...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorronov View Post
    I took this pic at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation a couple of weeks ago...95 feet long...


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    That's the one that I made 39134:102438

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorronov View Post
    I took this pic at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation a couple of weeks ago...95 feet long...

    *pic removed*
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    Looks like the SLSF 3000 behind it. If I had known you were going there, I would have begged for detail pics. Simulatortrain did a great job on it either way, but they might have come in handy.

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    Wink AC MWM Super Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorronov View Post
    I took this pic at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation a couple of weeks ago...95 feet long...



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    I made a big tank car from my own plan that looks very much like this one you pictured here!

    Quote Originally Posted by motorbreath View Post
    Why would a tank car need to be so big? I understand the Schnabel car's function, but what is the point of building such a long and heavy car for liquid when you could just load 2 or 3 cars?
    I would say cost of operation. Both in construction material costs and transportation costs. twice the payload at maybe 1.25 non-payload weight of the two cars to match them.

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    I have not seen one of these monsters lately ... I kind of thought the FRA had outlawed 6 Axle and Quad 2 Axle trucked whalebelly tank cars, due to hazzards and being prone to derailments. But I could be wrong ... they still may exist ... I dunno ? I just love em !
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    The last of these railwhales to my knowledge were the DUPX Antifreeze 8 axle tankcars, impressive beasts, they used to pass through on one of the regular freights here but I never did get a good shot of one unfortunately, they all have been or are in the process of getting cut up.
    Heres a pic of one ready to be cut up
    http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPic...spx?id=1823140
    blaaaaah

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    Its really fun to add thes 6 and Quad trucks to ordinary tank cars config files
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    Here's some information I found while building the whale belly.
    Built by General American Transportation Corporation in 1965. Number 96500 is the worlds largest tank car. Used for experimental purposes, transporting anhydrous ammonia and LP gas. This Whale Belly unit carried 60200 gallons and weighed 220 tons fully loaded. The Association of American Railroads has since adopted a maximum length not to exceed 89'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnsf50 View Post
    That's the one that I made 39134:102438


    Thank you.

    String a couple dozen (or more) of them puppies together and it's a truly amazing sight.

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    This monster can't be far behind the one in the OP, it's twice as wide to start with.


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