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Tangent Scale Models HO 20036-02 PS-2CD 4750 Covered Hopper, Aurora Co-Op Elevator Co. #21

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Think of the PS-2CD 4750 ("PS4750") prototype as the EMD SD40-2 of covered hoppers. Similar to the SD40-2, Pullman-Standard ("PS") began production of the 4750 covered hopper in 1972 and was the most popular seller within its peer group with more than 56,000 cars produced (not including thousands of clones from other builders and railroads). The 4750 followed upon the successful "high hip" design of one of Pullman's earlier designs, the 4740 covered hopper, also offered by Tangent Scale Models. When Pullman ceased production of 4750s in 1981, the amassed fleet was the largest single body covered hopper fleet from any of builder, and was arguably the most prolific productions of a singular design during any era. In other words, they were super common! It was rare to find a manifest train without a PS4750 in it. Today, that feat is harder but it is still pretty true.

Aurora Co-Op Elevator Co. "Aurora NE Co-op 1973" offers our first Nebraska co-op car and it is a neat one! This car represents 1973 production details wearing gray body color paint with red lettering. This lot featured truck-mounted brake hardware, so notice the "missing" brake beam and brake cylinder on the "B" end! Even the correct WABCOPAC truck-mounted brake beams are present on those gorgeous 100-Ton Barber S-2 trucks. Aurora, Nebraska was located on Burlington Northern rails.

Dimensional accuracy - scaled from Pullman-Standard plans and verified with field measurements
Highly correct "true to life" colors
"Hyper-Accurate" lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
Genuine Kadee scale couplers
"Near-scale" draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side "key" detail
Multiple road numbers for each scheme
"See through" etched metal running boards and crossover platforms (in one of 3 possible variations)
Road-specific details for each scheme, including 7 different brake systems, 3 different outlet gates, 3 different sets of roof hatches, 4 jacking pad sets, with or without shaker brackets, 2 roof overhangs, 3 different running board and crossover platform options, end ladders options, 7 brakewheel housing and clevis options, and 2 brakewheel options
Beautiful details - wire grab irons and coupler lift bars - no "molded in" plastic grab irons here
Separate air hoses
CNC-machined 36" wheels in high quality Tangent Scale Models 100-ton trucks

SKU: TSM-20036-02

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