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  • Athearn Trains HO RTR 13, 600-Gallon Acid Tankcar, ASTX/Asarco #5005

    Product Number ATHG68401
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    1/10 Desert Truck Rtr
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    About 60 percent of the production of sulfuric acid is used to make phosphoric acid as part of the production process in making phosphate fertilizers and deterg...*More

    About 60 percent of the production of sulfuric acid is used to make phosphoric acid as part of the production process in making phosphate fertilizers and detergents. The steel industry is another user requiring large quantities. The acid is used for the removal of oxidation, rust and scale from steel sheets and billets as the final step in the steel making process. Other uses include nitrogen fertilizers and the acid in car batteries. One source of sulfuric acid is copper smelting. Most copper ores, especially those in North America are sulfate ores containing large amounts of sulfur. The smelting process releases sulfur dioxide gas, which is captured and turned into sulfuric acid. Strings of three to nine acid tank cars are common in trains. ASARCO was founded in 1899 as the American Smelting And Refining Company and changed its name to ASARCO Incorporated in 1975. The company is based in Tucson, Arizona, and it mines, smelts and refines copper. The Mission, Silver Bell and Ray mines in Arizona are the company s three largest open pit mines and produce 350 to 400 million pounds of copper a year. In 1999 Grupo M xico acquired it.*Less

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    • Built in the late 1980s and early 1990s with many still in service today
    • Different brake systems as appropriate per prototype
    • Different end sills as appropriate per prototype
    • Different top platforms as appropriate per prototype
    • Etched metal walkways
    • Highly detailed, injection-molded body
    • Many separately applied details
    • McHenry scale double-shelf knuckle spring couplers
    • Razor-sharp painting and printing
    • Separate wire grabs and handrails
    • Two different body phases (early and late)
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