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Tangent Scale Models HO 26060-03 40' PS-1 Combination Door Box Car, Milwaukee Road #29057

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Milwaukee Road (MILW) "Original 1958" illustrates our Milwaukee Road combination door box car offering, delivered in Milwaukee Road's standard box car red color. The Milwaukee combination door version of the PS-1 has a 15' 2" door opening. The car was spec'ed with an 8-foot Youngstown sliding door, plus a 7' 2" plug door located to the left of the sliding door. The Milwaukee Road PS-1 combination door includes the classic "The Milwaukee Road" stenciled herald in white on the right side of the car. The left side of the car includes the typical MILW reporting marks and numbers. The roof has red overspray, just like the prototype did. This new model rides on an all-new truck for Tangent Scale Models, the 50-Ton Barber S-2 Plain Bearing truck. Our Milwaukee Road model is offered with 12 road numbers, with the first 6 numbers having a 7-58 build date and the second 6 road numbers having a 8-58 build date! The MILW cars lasted into the SOO era, as well as the WC era.

Pullman-Standard's PS-1 box car line evolved to feature a variety of door combinations to satisfy customer requests for 40-foot "purpose-built" box cars. In the late 1950s, the first "combination door" PS-1s were built to a new design: one plug door was flush with the car side, and the other door was a traditional sliding door. Three western railroads operated slightly different PS-1 combination door box cars: Milwaukee Road (built 1958), Northern Pacific (built 1959/60), and Union Pacific (Rebuilt 1963/64). These railroads intended to utilize the door combination to improve loaded car miles, where consumer products or grains could be hauled west, and lumber could be hauled east. The combination door cars were mostly used for forest products, and they wandered all over North America in revenue service into the 1980s. Yes, everyone models a little MILW, NP(BN) and UP: Pacific Northwest forest products shipped everywhere!

Dimensional accuracy - designed from Pullman-Standard plans
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
Very fine Pullman-style ladders
Very fine Pullman-style bracket grab irons
Rubber air hoses
CNC-machined 33" wheels, with blackened or nickel-plated semi-scale tread (0.88") available separately
Road-specific details for each scheme, including:
– Specific body side configurations for doors
– 2 different PS-1 end configurations
– "See through" running boards (in 2 possible combinations)
– "See through" brake steps (in 2 possible combinations)
– 2 different brake housings (Equipco or Ajax, as appropriate)
– 3 different brakewheel options (Equipco, Ajax, and Universal)

SKU: TSM-26060-03

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