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Tangent Scale Models HO 10923-04 Bethlehem 70-Ton 52' 6" Drop-End Gondola, Reading (GHH Repaint 1956) #25962

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Tangent Scale Models is pleased to now offer the 52-6 riveted 70-ton drop-end gondola car as designed and produced by Bethlehem Steel. First produced in March 1937 for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as class O-59, B&O alone purchased 4,000 of these drop-end gondolas which served every corner of North America in many services. Five additional railroads purchased these Bethlehem-design gondolas in intervening years until production ceased in 1957, with some going to second-hand owners as well. Most of these gondolas were phased from revenue service by the mid-1980s, with many serving additional years in various MOW roles.

Reading "GHH Repaint 1956" is one of our most popular and requested paint schemes for this gondola. 1956 has brought a fresh coat of black paint and the Reading's new "Speed Lettering" graphics to this 1941-built GHH class workhorse. Slanted and stylized speed lettering with Roman reporting marks and data - this is Classic Reading Company, all the way. We are very happy to offer 6 numbers in this scheme!

Dimensional accuracy scaled exactly from Bethlehem Steel plans
Highly accurate true to life colors
Exact fonts and lettering placement compare our replicas to the prototype photos on our website!
Interior deck sits at the scale height
Interior detail inside the gondola
Wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
Separate air hoses
Weighted to NMRA specs for smooth operation
Genuine Kadee scale metal couplers
Tangent 70-ton ASF A-3 Ride-Control trucks
CNC-machined 33" wheels in high quality Tangent Scale Models trucks, with semi-scale wheels available separately
Recommended age 14 years and older.
Product: Bethlehem 70-Ton Riveted Drop-End Gondola
Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
Truck: Tangent ASF 70-Ton Ride Control
Wheels: CNC-Machined 33" Wheels

SKU: TSM-10923-04


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