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New Product Announcement: General American 6,000 Gallon, 3 Compartment Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our eighth all-new HO Scale model, the 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 the Sharon PA production facility. While General American constructed many different tank designs, one of the more common derivations was this 6,000 gallon car. The three compartment design allowed consignees to receive up to three different grades of products, such as oils or chemicals. This was important in manufacturing facilities for example, where multiple lubricating oil types could be received in smaller quantities, but within one car. Chemical shippers also gravitated to these cars to ship different products to a common receiver. Because many of these products were purchased by consignees in various grades, multi-compartment cars were necessary.

This is NOT a pre-order announcement. Our NEW Ready to Run replicas are available NOW at www.tangentscalemodels.com . Our first production of these tank cars includes RTR schemes good for modelers starting in 1929 through the 1970s and 1980s. These schemes include:

– STCX (Standard Tank Car Company) in the striking “black lease 1930+” scheme from May 1930. When General American purchased Standard Tank Car Company when it went bankrupt in 1928, General American retained the STCX reporting mark for lease fleet cars originating at the Sharon PA factory, where this car was built. Our STCX model is a general service lease car that is applicable across North America, and is available in three road numbers.

– GATX (General American Transportation) in the bold “Celanese Chemicals” lease scheme, painted by Sharon PA GATC in 1952. These sharp green cars with red and white graphics were assigned to chemical service for Celanese, and the Tangent Scale Models green replica is available in three road numbers.

– GATX (General American Transportation) in the striking “black lease 1958+” scheme with a 2-58 paint date on the side of the car. This GATX black lease scheme represents a car that was in service between 1958 and 1968, and is available in three road numbers.

– GATX (General American Transportation) in the striking “black lease 1968+” scheme with a 8-68 paint date on the side of the car, which is right off of a prototype photo of a car taken in 1974! Yes, these cars really lasted in service that long, complete with ACI labels! This GATX black lease scheme represents a car that was in service after 1968, and is available in three road numbers.

We also offer undecorated kits and undecorated RTR models.

Features for these awesome replicas include:

– Fully riveted body

– Fully riveted underframe

– Separately applied tank handrail

– Separately applied tank strap detail

– Heater line and outlet drain details, including correct side profile between tank and underframe when viewing the car from the side

– Full “lacy” AB brake detail and air line

– Dimensionally-correct hazardous and route placards

– Highly correct “true to life” colors

– “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement

– Accurate lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir

– “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail

– Road-specific brakewheels for each scheme

– Other Lacy details – wire grab irons and coupler lift bars

– Separate air hoses

– CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality and ALL-NEW Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank

– Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately

– Multiple road numbers for each scheme

– Recommended age 14 years and older

Don’t miss out on the Tangent Scale Models General American 6,000 Gallon tank car! Just like its prototype, this car is tiny in size and will standout extremely well on any layout situated from the 1930s to the 1980s!

David Lehlbach – live from Naperville / Lisle IL, USA