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HO scale Union X-3 Tankcar

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Rapido Trains is excited to announce its newest ready-to-run freight car – the Union Tank Car 10,000 gallon X-3 tank car.

 

Modelers interested in accuracy know that most boxcars are painted red and most tank cars are black. That’s just the way it is – and was. When discussing tank cars from the 1920s through the 1970s, there can be no more important car than the Union Tank Car (UTLX) X-3 design. And yes, they were almost all black!

 

The X-3 cars were built in various capacities and configurations, including 6,500 gallon, 8,000 gallon and 12,000 gallon tanks. They were also built with single, double and triple domes. However, none of these variants were more numerous than the basic 10,000 gallon, single-dome version. From the 1920s onwards Union Tank Car (UTLX) fielded the largest fleet of tank cars in North America, and the 10,000 gallon X-3 accounted for nearly 13,000 of them!

 

 

The basic X-3 was used to haul fuel oil, gasoline, vegetable oils – essentially any liquid that did not require special handling features. These cars went EVERYWHERE!

 

Rapido’s model has been developed with the help of noted UTLX tank car expert Steve Hile. We are offering two distinct versions, the K-brake equipped cars, good before 1953, and the AB-brake equipped cars good from the 1940s onwards. In addition to brake equipment, our models will feature correct handbrake and coupler cut bar arrangements which differed depending on the brake equipment installed. Either Andrews or “Bettendorf” cast steel trucks will be fitted, depending on the era.

 

 

Other features of Rapido’s model include:

  • Designed from original blueprints
  • Correct tank bolster pads
  • Correct 54” diameter dome
  • Correct UTLX-style warning placard holders
  • Full underbody detailing with two distinct brake systems offered
  • Correct end platforms
  • Correct coupler cut bars and hand brake mountings
  • Semi-scale couplers and coupler boxes
  • Free-rolling turned metal wheels
  • Accurate paint and lettering
  • Multiple road numbers available per scheme.

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HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1920s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#27837
#27856
#27912
#28394
#28714
#28784

SKU: 159001

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1920s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159001A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1930s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#28941
#28953
#28987
#29175
#29215
#29302

SKU: 159002

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1930s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159002A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1930s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#32007
#32179
#34824
#33873
#33917
#35881

SKU: 159003

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1930s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159003A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Products Tank Car

Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#32497
#32515
#33461
#33623
#36114
#37722

SKU: 159004

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Products Tank Car

Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159004A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Atlantic Refining

Equipped with KC brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#32638
#32639
#32642
#32645
#32648
#32652

SKU: 159005

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Atlantic Refining

Equipped with KC brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159005A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1950s Paint

Equipped with AB brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#17550
#27710
#30443
#32614
#33851
#35552

SKU: 159006

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1950s Paint

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159006A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1950s Paint

Equipped with AB brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#32180
#35219
#35552
#37455
#38923
#50248

SKU: 159007

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: UTLX - 1950s Paint

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159007A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Procor Limited

Equipped with AB brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#32062
#32172
#32830
#32931
#32955
#32978

SKU: 159008

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Procor Limited

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159008A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Procor Limited

Equipped with AB brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#37466
#37591
#37777
#38110
#38130
#38424

SKU: 159009

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Procor Limited

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159009A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Eastman Chemical

Equipped with AB brakes
6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#35294
#36299
#35312
#35327
#35341
#35375

SKU: 159010

$329.70 $389.70

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Eastman Chemical

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159010A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Seaboard Air Line

Equipped with AB brakes
3-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#073152
#073157
#073159

SKU: 159011

$164.85 $194.85

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Seaboard Air Line

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159011A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Northern Pacific

Equipped with AB brakes
3-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged:
#101164
#101165
#101166

SKU: 159012

$164.85 $194.85

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Northern Pacific

Equipped with AB brakes
Single Car - random car #

SKU: 159012A

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Undecorated

Equipped with KC brakes

SKU: 159098

$54.95 $64.95

HO Union X-3 Tankcar: Undecorated

Equipped with AB brakes

SKU: 159099

$54.95 $64.95

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