This new O Scale tank car features brand new RTR O scale Bettendorf trucks and new O scale couplers.
Highly detailed, with 2-rail trucks only.
This road number series of UTLX tanks comes from a group of 18 frameless tank cars that were changed back and forth from narrow gauge to standard gauge (by changing the trucks) between 1946-1953.
Posted by Thomas G. Eischeid on 14th Aug 2014
I suspected the UTLX tank I bought would be a good model but it exceeded anything I imagined. The detail is fine and almost fragile. Somehow that shows the mass of the car because the detail is dwarfed by the car. It will be a shame to weather it but no real tank car looks like this model. But I won't cover up the detail. If I had the money, I would buy a narrow gauge locomotive and lay some 3 ft track just to have a place for the narrow gauge that San Juan sells. I will have to stick to standard gauge. I have two standard gauge box car kits that are excellent. Great job, San Juan.