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Tangent at the Western Prototype Modelers Meet!

Tangent Scale Models will be attending the Western Prototype Modelers meet at the San Bernardino Station in San Bernardino CA on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This is a great event where you can show off your models, talk with some manufacturers and retailers. and just have a great time! Also,...

Tangent Scale Models Announces Director of Product Development

Tangent Scale Models Inc. is pleased to announce that Dan Kohlberg is joining the company in the role of Director of Product Development. Dan will help drive new product development initiatives and help the company continue to innovate industry-leading products that push the boundaries of fidelity and value. Dan joins...

Happy 10th Birthday To Tangent!

Today, Tangent Scale Models celebrates 10 years of bringing you, our customers, simply the best HO scale freight cars. Our mission was, and continues to be, to bring you "unparalleled scale replicas for discriminating railroad modelers." Thank you for helping Tangent to succeed, and here's to the next 10! Oh,...

New Release: GATC 3500 Dry-Flo Covered Hopper

June 1, 2017 Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce new production for our stunning HO Scale General American 3500 cubic foot “Dry-Flo” covered hopper. These cars were first built in 1959 as a response to customer demands for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities. While covered hopper...

Our Next Show Date: STL RPM in Collinsville IL, June 23 and 24

For those of you that want a great road trip, think about attending the St.Louis RPM on June 23 and 24, 2017. Held in Collinsville IL, this great meet is all about the fellowship of building railroad models, including talking about models, attending clinics about prototypes and their models, participating...

New Release: GATC 8,000 Gallon Acid Tank Cars from the 1950s – 1980s

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce new production for our stunning General American 8,000 Gallon Acid Tank Car with Welded Underframe. Following World War II, specialized liquid shippers requested new special duty tank cars, and General American Transportation Corporation met their demands by producing specific-service cars such as this...

New Release: PRR Shops X58 Class Box Cars

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next production of the legendary Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Shops X58 Class Box Car. Between 1964 and 1966, the Pennsylvania Railroad built a large fleet of new multiple-purpose boxcars. Constructed as class “X58,” PRR rapidly produced 2,565 cars, plus another 100 for Lehigh...

New Release: Pullman-Standard PS-1 40’ “Mini-Hy Cube” Box Car

Happy Holidays! Many household appliance brands rode the rails: Admiral, Whirlpool, or Roper, to name a few. Nicknamed “baby hi-cubes” by shippers, railfans, and rail employees alike, the PS-1 40’ “Mini-Hy Cube” boxcars were early examples of purpose-built boxcars, built by Pullman-Standard in Bessemer, AL. At 4900 cubic foot capacity,...

New PRODUCT: GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Live from Trainfest in Milwaukee WI: Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next ALL-NEW freight car replica, the General American 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car. This is the first plastic radial course tank offered in HO plastic! (Radial course means the tank’s steel panels overlap each...

Car in Context: Agland – Eaton CO PS4740 Covered Hopper

Here are two prototype views of TLDX 9036, an Agland Inc. PS4740 covered hopper. First, here it is with its very fatigued paint in 2002, photographed by Dan Holbrook. The second photo is the same car, photographed by the PS company photographer in 1967 before being delivered for revenue service....

New Release: PS-2 4740 Covered Hoppers, 1967+

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce that our HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4740 covered hopper is back and is available NOW in ELEVEN RTR paint schemes, plus undecorated kits. This production focuses on prototype cars manufactured in the 1967-1969 period. Pullman-Standard originally produced these game-changing covered hoppers between 1966...

New Release: GATC 4180 Airslide Covered Hoppers

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce more new paint schemes for our HO Scale General American 4180 “Airslide” covered hopper. First released by Tangent in 2015, our GATC 4180 Airslide covered hopper continues our long-standing focus on beautiful detailing, consistent colors and stenciling, and excellent operating abilities. When you...