Extra Data for Kit 7.01
UTLX Class X 6,500-gallon tank cars
These kits reflected UTLX tank car prototypes with 6,500 gallon capacities. These tank car models had not been available in HO scale. These models were produced from completely new masters. The tank and dome were created as 3D models to ensure fit. Decals were created directly from prototype images.
consisted of a resin tank body, underframe and detail parts; Elgin Car Shops etched eye bolts and bar stock; Precision Scale Company brass stanchions, air
hoses, plumbing tee and corner ladders; Tichy KC brake set, grabs and wire; and decals.
Resin Car Works would like to thank the following rail historians and modelers for their high quality work. Without their efforts, these kits would not have been produced.
Steve Hile - research, data, plans, detail drawings and car history
Dave Campbell - decal creation
Patrick Hodina - 3D modeling of the underframe, bolsters and running board supports
Tom Madden -
for 3D modeling and for his casting work
Ken Soroos – kit instruction coordination
Frank Hodina - kit instructions and model photos
Tank car trucks
We recommend Tahoe Model Works TMW-006, Buckeye A.R.A. 50-Ton trucks or the TMW-003 AC&F Arch Bar trucks for a car representing an earlier era.
Here are files intended to help you build our models.
The kit instructions are large PDF files so there are two separate files to download. Right click and save them to your hard drive.
Kit 7.01 6.5K gallon tank car history (2 MB)
Kit 7.01 6.5K gallon tank car kit instructions (8.5 MB)
General Arrangement Drawings
UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon car - side view (PDF file)
UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon car - end view (PDF file)