tank car project was to be the first SDS bogie goods wagon. The
design brief incorporated the use of a standard NSWGR riveted
tank car underframe, two styles of bogie, and two styles of dome
and tank barrel.
thought this was a fairly straight forward, however after
several weeks of questions from our suppliers we
quickly came to the conclusion this was a more complex design
for them than it seemed to us.
had also provided our suppliers with the OCY data package. There
were fewer questions being asked about the design of container
flat than the tank cars. SDS took the opportunity to concentrate
our supplier’s efforts on the development of the OCY model
whilst we focused on the more specific details on the individual
Tulloch tank car variants. The OCY project came together extremely
quickly and we decided to proceed to tooling immediately.
an intense period of design SDS commenced tooling
for the tank cars in September 2010. Each
tank car model is made up from over 140 parts as shown in the
diagram on the left.
is producing two styles of Tulloch 10 000 gallon tank car. Some of these cars had a service life of
over fifty years,
most received several repaints and some had several owners
during their colourful history.
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