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Uncommon two dome tanker. All metal. Steel body. Zamac frame and domes. KADEE "K" couplers (patent pending) were available during later 1940's. The trucks are not original. Thanks for any insight. Good health!
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I know it to be A Globe tank car. They made both 2 dome and 3 dome tank cars.
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Thanks, Frank! Using your info an internet search finds Tony Thompson's blog http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2017/10/some-old-metal-tank-car-kits.html with this image:



Looks like it is missing the brake stem and wheel.

Apparently the KADEE "K" coupler is an after market upgrade.



The coupler cover plate holds a stiff steel spring. When the "K" coupler swings, a notch levers the spring. When pressure is released the spring brings the coupler back to center. The coupler has a tiny steel loop spring to keep the jaw normally closed; and a straight wire for uncoupling by means of a ramp.

The coupler jaw is a bit fatter than modern KADEE's so it barely couples to a #5.

Good health!
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very interesting car
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Here are the Globe 2 dome and the three dome tank cars.
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Thanks, Frank! Using your info an internet search finds Tony Thompson's blog http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2017/10/some-old-metal-tank-car-kits.html with this image:



Looks like it is missing the brake stem and wheel.

Apparently the KADEE "K" coupler is an after market upgrade.



The coupler cover plate holds a stiff steel spring. When the "K" coupler swings, a notch levers the spring. When pressure is released the spring brings the coupler back to center. The coupler has a tiny steel loop spring to keep the jaw normally closed; and a straight wire for uncoupling by means of a ramp.

The coupler jaw is a bit fatter than modern KADEE's so it barely couples to a #5.

Good health!
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Originally posted by offtrackthoroughbred - November 27 2020 :  4:02:53 PM



That is a really interesting car, the ancient Kadee couplers alone would make it a prized piece in my collection. Great catch!

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