AHM chemical tank, major upgrade!

Bobby pitts Dec 10, 2021

  1. Bobby pitts

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    The car has good bones, so a lot of work can turn it into a very nice car. I found the proto car on Fallen Flags and really liked it!
    I had the decals done, so I wàs off to the races! I rebuilt the frame and plumbed it. The bonnet came from the BB Athearn chemical tank car. All grabs were carved off and a new top platform was built. 2021-11-04_06-44-50~2.jpg 2021-11-04_06-42-57~2.jpg 2021-11-18_02-37-26~2.jpg 2021-11-18_02-39-49~2.jpg
     
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  2. Mr. Trainiac

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    That's pretty nice looking. I would not have thought of the AHM car as a 'good bones' car, but I think you're right, it does shape up to be a good model.

    What year is this car accurate for? I'd put it somewhere in the 1950's, just based on the trucks. Was the prototype in dedicated service for a certain commodity?

    I've always thought the postwar tank designs were strange looking, before frameless tanks started to show up in the 60's. Something about the smooth welded tank body and the full-length side platforms is a bit off-putting.
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Looking at it now, I would never believe that used to be an AHM.o_O

    Nice work again, Mr. Pitts!(y)
     
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  4. Bobby pitts

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    Thank you sir! It was built in 1954 and is dedicated to Chlorine service. I like most all tank cars, they stand out in a crowd!
     
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    Thank you Mike, I appreciate it!
     
  6. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    I agree with the others. Outstanding results! (y)
     
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    Thank you, I appreciate it!
     

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