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Tangent Scale Models HO 25033-06 Greenville 86' Double Plug Door Box Car, Union Pacific #980319

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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.

SP "Original 1969" is available again from Tangent. The SP auto parts cars were certainly special when it came to stencil lettering. The "SP scarlet red" paint on the carbody was painted even on the aluminum doors, and then SP "lettering gray" was painted in an oval shape on the doors, leaving a huge "SP" in place in scarlet red. As if that weren't enough, 2 large arrows were painted with SP "lark dark gray" across the carbody sides, pointing at the paired doors. Above the arrows, the words "Hy-Cube" were painted with lettering gray again, and next to that is SOUTHERN PACIFIC in white. The photo on the Tangent website was taken offline in the Reading yard in Hellertown PA and nicely shows the "163" route code and "WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO D&H RR GREEN ISLAND N.Y."

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-25033-06


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