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Tangent Scale Models HO 25032-05 Greenville 86' Double Plug Door Box Car, Pennsylvania Railroad #110103

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During the 1960s, the most radical freight car designs employed the extreme height clearances offered by Plate F car designs. In 1964, no car type articulated this extreme more than the 86-foot, purpose-built "Auto Parts" boxcars. These large boxcars became fixtures on the rails all over North American mainlines, riding hot trains to deliver components vital to the productivity of auto plants. While several car builders offered 86' auto parts boxcars, the most prolific builder of the double plug door design was Greenville Steel Car Company of Greenville PA. More than 4,400 of these cars were acquired by most major railroads, and they were assigned to pools where multiple railroad's cars served a specific shipper or shippers. Original utilization of these cars was for Ford, Pontiac, and Chrysler, as well as deliveries from 3rd party parts suppliers to the auto plants. Greenville's 1964-1978 production was the longest run for this car type, with many still in service today.

Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) X60B "Delivery 1964" 1965+ Era is our first PRR offering in the Greenville auto parts world and of course PRR purchased a large group of 145 cars prior to the PC merger. Painted in the characteristic PRR freight car red colors with large PRR keystone and gold "Cushioned Load" stenciling, these cars are sure to be crowd pleasers and were seen widely. The PRR prototype car was modified in 1965, with the removal of the roof running board, the lowering of the Miner brake wheel housing and removal of high grab irons and end ladders. If you look closely, you can see all of these "remnants" on the sides and ends of the model. Even the roof on the model features the old bolt locations of the running board supports! 70-Ton trucks with 33" wheels and rotating "Timken" roller bearing caps finish off this X60B offering.

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
Seven prototypically-accurate brake stands (Ajax, Universal, Equipco, Miner 6600, Champion-Peacock, Elcon-National, Peacock 850)
Two possible handbrake "brake wheel" options
Optional 3rd door arm hinge parts to be configured one of three ways
Two brand new truck sideframes: 70-Ton Barber S-2A Roller Bearing Truck or a 100-Ton "Low Profile" Barber S-2-C Roller Bearing Truck 33" or 36" wheels, as applicable to each model
Two brand new truck brake beam part options
Three brand new "rotating" roller bearing truck cap options

SKU: TSM-25032-05


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