Hooker Chemicals Tank Car 1-dome

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24324
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:24324
Model Introduced:1959
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was offered in 1959-60, in only one variation. It features a Type II plastic frame, Type 11 trucks with knuckle couplers. The tank body is unpainted orange plastic with a black painted center band. Gilbert used a paper sticker of the Hooker logo on the #24324. The #24324 as illustrated in the 1959-60 catalogs does not have the black center band.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24329
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:24329
Model Introduced:1961
Finishpainted & lettered
Hooker Chemical Tank Car was first offered in 1961 and then for a second time as #(24329) in 1965-66. A common practice today is to put the catalog number in parenthesis, if the number does not appear on the car. However, Gilbert assigned #24329 to both releases of the car. The 1961 model has one variation however, within that variation the car can be found with two different shades of orange tanks. The 1965-66 #(24329) model has three variations all of which has no information printed on the tank body, which includes the car number. The first, shown in the photo, is orange, without a black band. However, it has a black platform and blackened unpainted handrails and ladders. The second has a light orange body and a black band. The last variation is a stripped down car made in 1965 only. It is orange and lacks a black band, a platform, handrails, ladders, a brake wheel, and diamond markers.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:409
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:5867
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
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Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
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Jeff Wilson did a product review of this car in the February 1995 issue of Model Railroader. He built the kit version. He stated that the kit goes together well, that the wheelsets are in gauge, and that the model rolls very smoothly. It matches prototype dimensions, and it weighs the correct NMRA-spec weight. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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photo © Ron Kemp

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