In the previous post on this topic, I mentioned one of the X2011 NMRA convention cars, which was a California Dispatch Line wine car. The model is the Walthers production version of the Proto2000 insulated AC&F Type 21 tank car, in ready-to-run form. It is now available at the convention’s on-line store. Here is the link for those interested: http://www.x2011west.org/cart/ . A photo of the car may be useful, so here is a view of the unweathered car, just as it comes.
I also received a request to show a photo of the old Laconia model of a Chateau Martin car. Mine needs some upgrading of details (particularly car corners), as the car was assembled by its previous owner, but here it is in its present condition. The car color at least is clearly shown.
Modeling wine traffic can be an interesting addition to a layout, even if you model a location far from any California vineyards. The wine can be passing through on the way to somewhere else, or it can be delivered to a local wholesaler for bottling.