7.5 Tank car

Looking for something to do I took on a project to build while staying at home in April / May of 2020.


I started by repairing a frame and building straps to hold the tank to the frame.

Put the ends on the to check out the fit. Added some detail to the dome.

Started to install the Rivets on the tank.

primed all the parts except the tank.

even the detail of band rivets on the top.

Different tank cars had walkways and hand rails around the dome. Not sure if that’s what I want to do.

When talking about the color’s of the car. It has been brought to my attention that the car needs to be Silver with a Black frame.

Finally had some better weather to work with so I started painting.


Finish painting the frame. First coat of silver on the tank.

Tank after final sanding and end caps put on.

Assembled and ready for decals. Finished with a satin paint on the tank.

Sitting on my flat car till I get some trucks to put under it.

Working on the decals too.

Started the decals on the tank car. Still more work to be done.

After Two years I finish off the decals and put trucks under it.

To get some run time on the car I’m going to leave it like this.

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