HO Scale: Rivet Counter - Trinity 31K Ethanol Tank Car w/ Head Shields - Valero


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SXT31782 311377 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31779 311343 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31776 311226 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31778 311289 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31783 311525 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31784 311580 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31786 311769 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31781 311360 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31787 311797 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31780 311353 $ 41.99 Sold Out
SXT31777 311287 $ 41.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - Trinity 31K Ethanol Tank Car w/ Head Shields - Valero

Since 2012, Trinity has built thousands of 31,000-gallon tank cars with end head shields for crude oil unit train service. The head shields cars are designed to prevent a coupler from piercing the ends of the tank car body during a derailment.

As demand for shipping crude oil by rail has declined, these cars are now carrying ethanol, gasoline, petroleum distillates, and other commodities. In addition, these cars can often be found in mixed freight trains.

Road Number Specific Features:
  • VMSX series 310661-311599, 311600-311999, built 06-13
  • Era: 2013 to present
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Etched-metal head shields for realistic thin profile
  • Finely detailed manway cover and protective housing details
  • See-through top and end photo-etched metal platforms
  • Sturdy metal anti-personnel rods
  • Finely detailed tank saddles with defect card holders
  • Precision injection-molded one-piece tank body with individual ends
  • Standard full-height ladders
  • Separately applied metal corner and end sill grab irons
  • Underbody outlet valve and chain detail
  • FRA-224 yellow conspicuity striping
  • Printed hazmat placards
  • ASF Motion Control Super Service 110-ton trucks with rotating blue bearing caps
  • Handbrake housing with finely detailed wheel and chain
  • Brake beam
  • Control valve, air reservoir, brake cylinder and brake
  • Durable body mounted metal semi-scale SE Type double-shelf knuckle couplers
  • 36” machined metal wheels
  • Decal sheet with number jumble available separately for unnumbered cars
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
All Rivet Counter Freight Cars Feature:
  • Fully-assembled
  • Factory-applied metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, and trainline hoses
  • Intricate brake plumbing
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110″ wide wheel tread
  • Weighted to Industry standards for reliable operation
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Color matched to existing Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible

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