Mobilgas Tank Car 1-dome

Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24316
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Road Number:24316
Model Introduced:1958
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The Mobilgas tank car was offered twice by Gilbert; the first time was 1958-61, and the second time was 1965-66. The #24316 has eight variations. Four of the variations were produced in 1958-61 and all have Type II plastic frames. Two are painted red over black shells, one of which has a date that reads "NEW 4-51" as shown in the photo. The second has a date that reads "NEW 4-57". The third 1958-61 model variation is painted red over a blue plastic shell while the fourth is painted red over a white shell. The other four variations have Type III plastic frames where the tank is open at the bottom and part of the frame makes the bottom part of the tank body. The first of these four variations was produced in 1960-61 that has knuckle couplers with sintered-iron trucks. The three remaining tank cars were all produced in 1965-66 and have Pike-Master trucks and couplers. These were packaged in "All Aboard" boxes. Photo #2 is of a mint-condition one. Of special note is the fact that factory printed the box' lettering upside-down. Two of the three variations of this group are painted red over a black plastic shell the date on one is "NEW 4-51" and the date on the other is "NEW 4-57". The last car is painted red over a blue painted white plastic shell with a date of "NEW 4-51".
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:A.C. Gilbert American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:958
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Road Number:958
Model Introduced:1957
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This model is an uncataloged item from 1957 that has two variations. The two variations deal with the date on the side of the car. The first reads "NEW 4-51" as shown in the photo while the second reads "NEW 6-51". In the 1957 catalog, the Mobilgas tank car was listed as #24316 but was not sold in 1957 with #24316 on the car, but instead #958 was produced and sold. One odd thing about the catalog illustration and text is that, while the text states the car/catalog number is #24316, the actual illustration shows #958 on the side of the car.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lehigh Valley Models
Manufacturer ID:LVM25
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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This 8,000-gallon tank car kit consists of wood and metal parts. It came with trucks, couplers, and decals.
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Manufacturer:Regal Kits
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Kit originally available with one of 3 decal sets: Mobilgas, Texaco, or UTLX. The product was reviewed in the March 1962 S Gauge Herald. Without trucks.
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photo © Jim Bresnahan
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:408
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
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Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
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Red. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:404
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
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Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Gray body color. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:1420
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:2019
Product Type:Plastic
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Three road numbers available. Shown with AF-compatible couplers and wheels, but can be easily switched to "scale" couplers and wheels (not included).
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photo © (S Scale America stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:402
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Road Number:73116
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
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Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Silver body color. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit. Photo #3 shows the kit's parts.
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:W.A. Drake & Co.
Manufacturer ID:WAD-0069
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Road Number:238
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Brass
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Model Online Article:visit site
AAR Type 103 ACF, 6000-gallon, riveted tank car. Built by Woosung Brass Models of Korea. Factory-painted.
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photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Wisconsin Central Supply
Manufacturer ID:WC-204
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Sinclair (black) or Mobil (red horse).
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