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I built these cars a while back, but had never photographed them together. The big car is from a series of the largest production tank cars. There were two larger, but they were one offs. The Bromine car is one of the smallest.    Regards, Bobby

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Bromine car.  Regards, Bobby

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Together.  Regards, Bobby

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Thank you Charles.
Regards, Bobby

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Hi TCR :wave:

Those 2 are just the CRAZIEST pair, photographed together. :shocked:

Couple of questions.

Why is the small tankcar such a small tank, on such a large frame & trucks ?
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Why did they make GOLIATH so big, instead of just making 2 smaller cars ?

Just curious, there is obviously no 'accident' in the designs.

GREAT models in any case Bobby !

I could run a lil' un like that...
...as for GOLIATH ... get outta here ! ;)

It's funny you Posted the 'pair' photo...
...when you Posted your Union Pacific diesel-electric, I wondered what a G.E. 45-Ton would look like next to it !

I seem to like 'yellow things', U.P.s, Caterpillar crawlers & I just got a yellow G.E 45-Ton !! :bg:

All the best

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Thanks Si, I'm glad you enjoyed the comparison. I'll try to answer your questions.
 Bromine weights 28lbs per gal. It's lead lined because Bromine eats most other materials. It's also insulated and has steam heating coils. So the need for a small load. They made larger cars latter on,but they were still small.The larger cars were built after the Supreme Court ruled the Southern Big John hopper was legal to carry large loads to reduce cost. There was a influx of large tank cars built to take advantage of the ruling. The large cars were latter outlawed, even though the ones built could continue until the 40 year retired them.I like big diesels and UP is my favorite. I don't have a small one to compare, though it would make a great photo.
Thanks again, Bobby

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How cool! A comparison is like a UP gas turbine along with a Davenport critter!
Fine modeling and extremely realistic.

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Thank you Woodie, I'm pleased you liked the big and little. I really enjoy trying to make my models as close to the prototype as I can.
Regards, Bobby

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Hi Bobby :wave:

Thanks for the info on 'little'. ;)

Didn't realize bromine was SO MUCH heavier than water or gasoline.

What with the lead-lining as well ... makes sense.

Guy I used to work for, put bromine inside his hand made Geiger-counter tubes.
Only a few molecules worth though.
His bottle of the stuff was in the SUPER SUPER DANGEROUS cupboard !
Never picked it up, might have noticed the weight if I had.

I actually have TONS of tankcar photos & drawings on my P.C.
Bit of a favorite of mine.
I know where to come, when I wanna check out how the 'pros' do it though.

Great work again.

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