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Tangent Scale Models HO 26062-12 40' PS-1 Combination Door Box Car, Union Pacific #111163

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Union Pacific (UP) "BC-50-10 11-63+" provides an interesting slice of history for a PS-1 combination door box car. In 1963-1964, UP's Albina Terminal shops rebuilt 500 1948-built PS-1 6-foot door cars into combination door box cars. This was an early example of UP combination door cars that were built and rebuilt by the railroad. The UP cars were distinctive for several reasons: UP built a large sill on this car, and also added an end door to the A end of the car (for lumber loading). Like the NP cars ordered from Pullman-Standard, the UP cars were built with a 14-foot opening. The doors were reversed from the NP configuration, where the centered sliding door was 6 feet in width, and the plug door was 8 feet in width. Our gorgeous UP oxide red model is painted in the "Ship and Travel the Automated Rail Way" scheme, complete with a large UP red, white, and blue shield. Like the Milwaukee Road cars announced above, this new model rides on an all-new truck for Tangent Scale Models, the 50-Ton Barber S-2 Plain Bearing truck. Union Pacific painted these cars with oxide red paint to designate their non-cushioned car status. Our Union Pacific models are offered with your choice of 12 road numbers. SKUs 01-05 have an 11-63 shop date, SKUs 06-09 have a 12-63 shop date, and SKUs 10-12 have a 1-64 shop date. These UP cars lasted into the late 1970s 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-26062-12

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