Extra Data for Kit 4.03
Union Tank Line Class X-3 6,500-Gallon Tank Car w/1937 frame
UTLX Union Tank Car Co. Class X-3 8,000-gallon tank car with long frame
UTLX Union Tank Car Co. Class X-3 8,000-gallon short tank car
The Union Tank Line introduced the X-3 tank car design in 1917. This Resin Car Works kit (4.03) best reflects a series of 6.5K-gallon capacity UTLX X-3 tank cars built in 1937 by American Car & Foundry. The prototype cars were numbered 7500-9499. These cars had a different underframe from the original 1917-built X-3 cars, and they had bolted safety dome covers.
Resin Car Works thanks the following rail historians and modelers for their high quality work. Without their efforts, these kits would not have been produced.
Steve Hile – prototype research
Tom Madden – resin casting
Frank Hodina - master pattern work, kit instructions and model photos
Ken Soroos – kit instruction coordination
Dave Campbell - decal artwork
These files are intended to help you build our models. Use the Kit 4.03 instructions for Kit 4.04 & 4.05 builds.
Kit 4.03 Instructions - 1 MB PDF
Kit 4.03 Instruction Images - 3 MB PDF
UTLX 6500 Gallon Class X-3 Tank Car prototype details by Steve Hile - 1.3 MB PDF
1936 General Arrangement Drawing - 2.8 MB PDF
Kit 4.04 extras
Arrangement drawing for UTLX 8K X-3 cars built by GAT
View of brake hardware installed on UTLX X-3 underframe
Kit 4-05 extras
AC&F general drawing for UTLX 8k X-3 cars with short tank