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New Release: Tangent GATC 6,000 Gal. 3-Comp. Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce new production of our industry-leading General American 3-compartment 6,000 gallon tank car. General American produced the 6,000 gallon 3 compartment tank car on the “Type 30” riveted underframe from 1928 to 1942 at their Sharon PA factory. While General American constructed many different...

On the Road Again: National Train Show, Portland OR

We are now preparing for the big enchilada, the National Train Show. Every year this show changes location, with this year's edition to be in Portland OR on August 28-30. Tangent will be in Booth 1022. We are across from Woodland Scenics, so after you pick up your lichen, hit...

New Release: HO GSC Flatcars

Celebrate summer with some unique flat car models! Available for purchase NOW! Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce the availability today of our General Steel Castings (GSC) 60’0” Flatcar in HO scale. A car of tremendous versatility, these cars served nationwide in service on many railroads starting in 1956,...

New Release: HO ACF 70-ton Gondolas

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce that our ACF 52-6 welded 70-ton drop-end gondola is available now beautifully-decorated in 7 paint schemes! Our HO scale precision models cater to both steam and steam-diesel transition modelers with original delivery schemes from car builder ACF, and for later era modelers we...

Summer Travel Plans: STL RPM Meet, August 7 and 8

Have plans for August 7 and 8? Come to Collinsville IL - just to the East of St. Louis - and hit the STL RPM meet. This is a great meet that Tangent attends each year. We will be there selling our products and we also give a presentation on...

New PS4750 Covered Hoppers Available Now!

The Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4750 covered hopper was the largest production covered hopper design in history, and is therefore statistically important to virtually any modeler from the 1970s to the present.  Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce our next release of industry-leading HO Scale PS-2CD 4750 covered hoppers. This is...

X58s Shipping NOW!

OK, all of the drama is over with and we now have the second portion of our X58 shipment. For those of you who have ordered and have been patiently waiting, we really appreciate your business! We began shipping the cars less than an hour after their arrival and the...

Common PRR/PC/CR/NS X58 Questions

We wanted to thank the Amherst Railway Society for letting us attend the show this past weekend in Springfield MA! We had a great time there; this was our first visit since 2009. Since we know lots of people could NOT attend that show, I thought we might share the...

NEW MODEL: PRR Sam Rea Shops X58 Box Car

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next ALL-NEW freight car replica, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) 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...

GA 8,000 Gallon Acid Tank Car Instructions Are Posted!

Tangent Scale Models has just uploaded instructions to build our GA 8,000 Gallon Acid Tank Car kit. Many customers have purchased these cars since release in November, and our completed instructions are available from the "Downloads" tab above. One reason our instructions take a little extra time is because they...

Another new car in 2014: General American HO Scale Welded Acid Tank Car!

On November 7, Tangent Scale Models proudly released our tenth ALL-NEW freight car replica, the 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...

…A new car! The General American Dry-Flo Covered Hopper in HO

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce our next all-new car, the HO Scale General American Dry-Flo covered hopper.  This is the first time this model has been produced in HO Scale.   General American Transportation Corporation produced a large fleet of 3500 cubic foot “Dry-Flo” covered hoppers beginning in...

Ready To Hit The Road…

To paraphrase a famous trio from the 1960s, 'our bags are packed, we're ready to go'.... Tangent Scale Models is ready to hit the road.  Soon we will head to Cleveland OH to offer our products to the public - in person - at the National Train Show!  The show...

New 3-Compartment Tank Cars In Stock!

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our second production of our industry-leading General American 3-compartment 6,000 gallon tank car.  General American produced the 6,000 gallon 3 compartment tank car on the “Type 30” riveted underframe from 1928 to 1942 at their Sharon PA factory.  While General American constructed many...

New PS4750 Covered Hoppers in “Big” Roadnames

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to announce our next release of HO Scale Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4750 covered hoppers.  Think of this Tangent Scale Models PS-2CD 4750 (“PS4750″) model as the EMD SD40-2 of covered hoppers. Similar to the SD40-2, Pullman-Standard (“PS”) began production of the 4750 covered hopper in 1972...

One Way To Get Through the Winter

Is the Winter weather getting you down?  Today we were thinking of one way to overcome the weather.  Do you have summer plans yet?  How about Cleveland this July?  Lake Erie.  Rock and roll Hall of Fame.  The Christmas Story House.  The USS Cod.  Playhouse Square and the Museum of...

Tank cars are selling out, but we have plans for more!

Thank you to all of you out there who have supported Tangent Scale Models in the past and with our newest product, the General American 6,000 gallon 3-compartment tank car. I wanted to update you on the availability of our first tank car models. Tangent Scale Models is now in...

Welcome to the NEW Tangent Scale Models Website!

After operating with our original website since 2007, Tangent Scale Models thought it was time for a fresh website look. We hope you like the new site! We have several great enhancements to roll out that we hope you will appreciate: Discounts for multiple car purchases will calculate at checkout...