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Tangent Scale Models HO 27014-05 PRR Shops G41A Coil Car, Norfolk Southern #610029

SKU: TSM-27014-05
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NS "GP67 Repaint 2005+" is an exciting release for us. NS rebuilt some of their G41A cars around 2000 and placed them in the GP67 class. These rebuilds were changed from 6 troughs to 5 troughs to accommodate larger diameter coils. This major change, along with yellow trough bracing, makes these cars really stand out in the crowd. The Tangent offering picks up in 2005+, where the NS cars have received their conspicuity stripes. The troughs received not-so-subtle wide white stripes down the centerline of the car to assist loading. If you read the data carefully, you will find accurate 50 Year Life Extension stenciling and painted diamonds labeling the cars for "HOT" steel coil service. The 125-Ton trucks feature NS reporting mark and car numbers along with 38” wheels and rotating Timken caps. These are some "HOT" cars for the "modern" era.

As hot rolled coil steel production accelerated during the 1960s, the railroads needed to provide railcars to secure outbound loads of this "hot" commodity. PRR's Samuel Rea shops answered the market call with a customized railcar: PRR introduced the G41 coil steel gondola in 1965 but quickly made modifications to the design, and produced the G41A from 1966 to 1968. The G41A was a gondola design with 6 transverse troughs of varying sizes, designed to handle different loading combinations and coil roll diameters. G41As initially included specialized coil hoods that protected the loads. The G41A fleet saw modifications from Conrail in the 1990s, notably the removal of walkway supports and hood alignment guides. In 2000, NS heavily rebuilt these cars from 6 to 5 internal troughs to accommodate larger diameter coils common for the era.

Features:
Dimensional accuracy - designed from actual PRR G41A blueprints
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 Cushion Draft gear "flare" detail
"See through" crossover platforms
Precision Stanray ends and roof matching these prototypes
Center-of-Car Cushion underframe layout and design
Road-specific details for each scheme including 3 different trough bodies, brakewheel housing options, coupler lift bar bracket options, 2 different crossover platform combinations
Beautiful details - wire grab irons and highly detailed coupler lift bars
Durable rubber air hoses
Strong metal stirrup steps
Our precision Tangent Scale Models 125-ton ASF trucks with rotating bearing caps and separate brake beam part
CNC-machined 38" wheels
Weighted over the NMRA-recommended weight so they can operate well when empty
Multiple accurate coil size options available separately for prototype load modeling

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