JS Tank Car Repair Photo Gallery

Above: A critter switches tank cars at the tank car repair facility. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

JS Tank Car Repair

This module was built as a Christmas present for Jim's dad. He's been supportive of my hobby through the years, and while he isn't a modeler, he does like collecting tank cars. This module was loosely based on the UTLX tank car repair facility in Altoona, PA, which allows for pretty much any type of tank car to make an appearance. The neat part about this facility was that the buildings where the cars were repaired was served by a transfer table instead of the more traditional ladder of turnouts. This makes for an interesting animation on a module and certainly drew a crowd when it was in action.

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Module at a Glance

Scale: HO Scale
Size: 2.5'x6'
Number of Sections: 1
Builder: Jim Spavins
Type: Straight
Mainline Tracks: 3
Years Constructed: 2005
Era: 1990s
Features: Transfer Table, Repair Shop
Status: Retired