GVSR "B-70-43 Repaint 1996+" illustrates that oh-so-90s look of the "Golden West Service" paint scheme. Starting in 1996, SP sold some groups of the SP and SSW B-70-42 cars to Greenbrier Leasing, who then refurbished the cars and leased them back to the SP through the GVSR. Painted dark blue, these cars went right back to work on the SP for many years. This model features lots of fine small door data and labels, carefully reproduced to add even more pop to those beautiful double plug doors. The separate door tracks and "3rd Arm" details really stand out! We also applied "replacement" style tack boards on the sides and ends to duplicate the prototype after refurbishing. The Tangent GVSR model is equipped with accurate black 70-ton "Birdsboro foundry" Barber S-2 trucks that have rotating "Timken" roller bearing caps.
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