Tangent Scale Models is happy to announce the fourth release of our Greenville 86’ High Cube Double Plug Door Box Car! This is not just a single box car model, but instead a system of 86’ High Cube Double Plug Door Box Car models. Today, we are releasing six all-new paint schemes – plus one rerun – and 7 varieties of kits - for the industry’s first “high-detail” 86’ auto parts car model in HO scale. This is not a pre-order announcement -- the cars are available right now!
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (ATSF) Bx-106 "Delivery 1965"
- Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) "Delivery 1977"
- Norfolk Southern (NW) B20 Repaint 1989+
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) X60B "Delivery 1964" 1965+
- Conrail (CR) Ex-PRR X60C Patch 1976+
- Union Pacific (UP) BF-90-5 "Delivery 1969"
- SP "Original 1969" Re-Release
This release also includes a restock of our 7 different kit options.
- Undecorated Version A: 1964 Center-of-Car Cushioning with lowered B-end appliances 1965+ Era (ATSF, C&O, DT&I, L&N, MKT, NW, NYC, PRR, WAB, WP)
- Undecorated Version B: 1965-66 Center-of-Car Cushioning (ATSF, EL, GBW, L&N, NW, NYC)
- Undecorated Version C: 1968 Center-of-Car Cushioning (CPAA, IC, MKT, MP, SOU, SP)
- Undecorated Version D: 1968-1969 End-of-Car Cush. (B&O, CB&Q, DT&I, D&TS, EL, GTW, L&N, PC, UP)
- Undecorated Version E: 1969-1970 Center-of-Car Cushioning (C&EI, CPAA, D&RGW, MP, SP)
- Undecorated Version F: 1969-1971 End-of-Car Cushioning (CB&Q, CPAA, DT&I, L&N, PPGX, SOU, UP)
- Undecorated Version G: 1977 End-of-Car Cushioning (C&O, GTW, ICG, L&N, MILW, SCL, SOU)
This fourth release of our Greenville 86’ Box Cars includes 5 of our 7 possible different build variations! We have more body variations in progress, including the quad-door cars. Please keep in mind that quad door cars represented 8% of the overall Greenville Steel Car production. This is why we are continuing with this system of double-plug doors – in order to satisfy the greatest fleet and paint scheme percentages! These are the statistically-relevant cars from a prototype production standpoint, both door type (double plug doors) and builder (Greenville). Please be assured that quad door cars will indeed be offered in the future!
A quick synopsis of our era and railroad-specific detail variations include:
- Body shells with or without overlapping side panels
- EOCC (end of car cushioning) or COCC (center of car cushioning) “near scale” draft gear variations with genuine Kadee® scale couplers
- Separate flexible rubber air hoses
- Roofs with running board supports remaining in place (1965+ appearance since the running boards were gone by 1966) and roofs without running board supports (1965+ Greenville production)
- Under car brake system variations
- “See through” etched metal end crossover platforms in three possible options: Gypsum, Apex, or Morton
- Side tack board types/sizes and locations
- Ten prototypically-accurate brake stands (Ajax, 2 Universal versions, Equipco, 2 Miner versions, Champion-Peacock, Elcon-National, Peacock 850, Klasing 1150)
- Two possible handbrake “brake wheel” options
- Optional 3rd door arm hinge parts to be configured one of three ways
- Two truck sideframes: 70-Ton Barber S-2A Roller Bearing Truck or a 100-Ton “Low Profile” Barber S-2-C Roller Bearing Truck (outlined at the end of this press release)
- 33” or 36” wheels, as applicable to each model
- Two truck brake beam part options
- Three “rotating” roller bearing truck cap options
- Recommended age 14 years and older
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