Six dome tank car

Discussion in 'General' started by skyraider, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    For several years this six dome tank car has sat on a shelf needing repairs and paint. A friend took care of that for me. This could have run on the Frisco. Don't know that one ever did, but it could have. The Gibson Wine Company was located in both Kentucky and California. The Kentucky location could have shipped, indirectly, via the Frisco.

    The model was manufactured by Thomas in Oklahoma many years ago. Not too many six dome tank cars have been done in O scale.

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    Paul Moore
     
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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    First one that I have ever seen! I like it - and your story backs it up pretty good.
     
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  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice! Years ago I had a yellow 6-dome t/c in HO. AHM I think. Changed the trucks and couplers and it looked fine. Don't know what happened to it - sold it I guess.

    K
     
  4. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The six dome tank cars were nearly always wine cars. However, some were converted to MOW use later in life. I've got a shot of a D&RGW six dome tank that says "water car" on the side. It would make a nice fictitious Frisco or QA&P MOW car!! I might try to find an HO car and convert it to Frisco MOW.

    Paul
     
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  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I've seen these (AHM six-dome t/c's) on eBay now and then.

    K
     
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  6. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I found this in my pile o'parts:

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    Needs couplers and trucks. Says "Made in Austria" on the bottom, so possibly Roco for AHM?
     
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  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes, that's the car, though mine was the same yellow but lettered for a winery. Pretty good detail for AHM Roco. Yes, Austrian.
    K
     
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