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At the recent National Summmer Steamup, a fellow steamer had "converted" an old style USA tank car from 1:29 scale to 1:32 scale by changing out the trucks and couplers. He said that the dimensions of the USA tank car were pretty close to that of a 1:32 tank car, since there was such a large variability of prototype tank car sizes. Before investing in these cars for conversion, I'd appreciate it if someone out there could put a rule/tape measure to one of these tank cars, so that I can understand how close they are to 1:32. Specifically, I like to know the dimensions of:


1. Maximum length (not including couplers)


2. Max width


3. Max height


4. Diameter of tank


5. Length of tank


6. Diameter of dome


Thanks!!
 

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By "old style" do you mean the 10,000 gallon USAT single dome tank cars?
If so below are the dimensions.
Mine is a Cities Service Tank Car #R15114... 1:29 scale
http://www.usatrains.com/r15114.html
has a photo of it.
Have fun
Gary
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1. Maximum length (not including couplers)
-15 inches
2. Max width
-4 inches
3. Max height
-6 inches -with wheels
-5 inches - w/o wheels but including brake components etc under frame
4. Diameter of tank
-3 inches
5. Length of tank
-13 1/2 inches
6. Diameter of dome
-2 inches
 
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