Denver & Rio Grande (D&RGW) "Delivery 1969" is an exciting release for us. The distinctive D&RGW "Grande Gold" orange paint coupled with black ends and carefully added roof overspray makes a model that is simply stunning. The prototype "Rio Grande" graphics were carefully fitted to the available 7 panels of space to the right of the doors. The white paint at the tops of the ends reminds you that this is a "high-cube" car. The Rio Grande cars feature truck mounted brake details, faithfully replicated with accurate truck-mounted brake beam details and no body-mounted brake cylinder on the Hydra-Cushion underframe. The Tangent D&RGW model also features accurate "unpainted" Morton style crossover platforms, early "5-board" large tack boards on the sides and ends and an Ajax handbrake. Don't forget to check out those accurate "Hyatt" rotating roller bearing caps on the 70-ton "Birdsboro foundry" Barber S-2 trucks!
Dimensional accuracy - designed from actual field measurements taken from the prototype car resting in Toledo, OR
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
"See through" etched crossover platforms
Separate standoff door track details
Precision Stanray ends and roof matching these prototypes
Hydra-Cushion underframe layout and design including metal brake rods and hangers
Road-specific details for each scheme, including 3 brakewheel housings options, 2 brakewheel options, "3rd Arm" door part options, 2 different crossover platform combinations and multiple tack board designs
Beautiful details - wire grab irons and highly detailed "trombone style" coupler lift bars - no "molded in" plastic grab irons here!
Durable rubber air hoses
Our precision Tangent Scale Models 70-ton "Birdsboro foundry" Barber S-2 trucks with prototype-specific rotating bearing caps (four possible options!) and separate brake beam part (2 possible options!)
CNC-machined 33" wheels