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Tri-Level Autoracks: N Scale Modeling
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Conrail Tri-Level Tips by Robert Waller
Autoracks Did you know that individual railroads such as Conrail do not own their autoracks? Actually, all autoracks are owned by TTX Company, which in turn is owned by various railroads across North America. Prior to 1991, TTX Company was known as Trailer Train.

Since TTX owns the cars in pool service, 90% of the entire fleet is in service at all times. For example, Conrail owned about 12% of TTX's stock during the late 1990s and about 5,800 autoracks with ETTX, TTGX, TTQX, and TTSX reporting marks.

Con-Cor's Thrall 89' Tri-Level Auto Rack:
Unlike the Walther's model in HO, which is the low-slung version of the ETTX autoracks, the Con-Cor model representes one of the more common versions of the ETTX cars, which is pictured above in the introduction. Con-Cor offers one version predecorated in the standard Conrail scheme with the older Trailer Train logo CON-COR model: 233-603001 cr older trailer train logo not sure of rep marks. 233-603014 cr quality. not sure of ttx scheme or rack rep marks. Help Out!
If you have any additional tips on modeling autoracks from predecorated or undecorated kits, please let me know so I can share them with other modelers around the world. Plus you'll get full credit for your ideas. I'd also like to hear your comments on my tips. I'm also looking for good photos of your autorack models. Why not help out?


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