• Charls Gendron

Rapido Trains: HO scale Union X-3 Tankcar



The basic X-3 was used to haul fuel oil, gasoline, vegetable oils – essentially any liquid that did not require special handling features. These cars went EVERYWHERE! Rapido’s model has been developed with the help of noted UTLX tank car expert Steve Hile. They are offering two distinct versions, the K-brake equipped cars, good before 1953, and the AB-brake equipped cars good from the 1940s onwards. In addition to brake equipment, their models will feature correct handbrake and coupler cut bar arrangements which differed depending on the brake equipment installed. Either Andrews or “Bettendorf” cast steel trucks will be fitted, depending on the era.

Other features of Rapido’s model include:

  • Designed from original blueprints

  • Correct tank bolster pads

  • Correct 54” diameter dome

  • Correct UTLX-style warning placard holders

  • Full underbody detailing with two distinct brake systems offered

  • Correct end platforms

  • Correct coupler cut bars and hand brake mountings

  • Semi-scale couplers and coupler boxes

  • Free-rolling turned metal wheels

  • Accurate paint and lettering

  • Multiple road numbers available per scheme.


UTLX - 1920s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #27837 #27856 #27912 #28394 #28714 #28784


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



UTLX - 1930s Paint

Equipped with KC brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #28941 #28953 #28987 #29175 #29215 #29302


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



Products Tank Car

Equipped with KC brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #32497 #32515 #33461 #33623 #36114 #37722


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



Atlantic Refining

Equipped with KC brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #32638 #32639 #32642

#32645 #32648 #32652


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



UTLX - 1950s Paint

Equipped with AB brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #17550 #27710 #30443

#32614 #33851 #35552


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



Procor Limited

Equipped with AB brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #32062 #32172 #32830

#32931 #32955 #32978


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



Eastman Chemical

Equipped with AB brakes


6Pack $340 CAD

6-pack includes the following numbers, all individually packaged: #35294 #36299 #35312

#35327 #35341 #35375


Single car $58.95 CAD

Single cars are random numbers



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