These Atlas tank cars are not quite as good as some of the Tangent Warren tank cars I own, however, at $8.00 each I could not resist. I just wanted to show how a basic weathering job can make such a difference by comparing "before" and "after" side by side.
I've been on a mission to weather all the rolling stock on my layout, even if just slightly. As I model 1956 any cars with a build date of 1956 or late 1955 receive just a tad of weathering. All cars receive painted wheel faces and truck frames and that alone make a real visual difference.