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Tangent Scale Models HO 26061-12 40' PS-1 Combination Door Box Car, Northern Pacific #3269

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Northern Pacific (NP) "Original 12-59" offers another classic combination door box car scheme, this time the Northern Pacific "metallic brown" car with black ends. This beautiful car includes the sharp, large 60-inch "Northern Pacific Railway" logo and includes the "Route of the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited" lettering adjacent to the logo. The left side of the car includes the large, nested "NP" shadowed letters. For the NP variation, the door opening was 14 feet in width, with a 6-foot sliding door and 8-foot plug door. The left side grab irons on the NP car are distinctive - how they extend beyond the side of the car just like the prototype. The roof has brown overspray from the sides and black overspray from the ends, just like the prototype did. It also has black paint applied along the roof seams. This new model rides on another all-new truck for Tangent Scale Models, the 50-Ton ASF A-3 Ride Control Roller Bearing truck - with rotating "Timken" bearing caps! The NP cars lasted into the BN 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-26061-12

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