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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 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.

Our NEW Ready to Run replicas are available NOW at www.tangentscalemodels.com and we are selling these at the National Train Show in Portland from August 28-30, 2015! Our second production of these tank cars includes these RTR schemes:

– STCX (Standard Tank Car Company) in the “black lease 1930+” scheme from May 1930. General American purchased Standard Tank Car Company when it went bankrupt in 1928, and General American retained the STCX reporting mark for lease fleet cars. Our STCX model is a general service lease car that is applicable across North America in the 1930s and early 1940s, and is available in three road numbers never before available for 2015.
– GATX (General American Transportation) in the sought-after “black lease 1941+” scheme. This GATX black lease scheme represents a general lease car in service beginning in 1941. It is available in three new road numbers for 2015.
– COSX (Mid-Continent Petroleum Company) in the striking “black lease 1929+” scheme with “Cosden & Company Petroleum Products, Tulsa, Okla” stenciled on the side of the car. This scheme represents a car that was in service beginning in 1929. This scheme is available in three road numbers.
– GATX (General American Transportation) in the striking “black lease 1948+” scheme with a March 1948 paint date on the side of the car. This GATX black lease scheme represents a car that was in service during the later years of the steam era, and is available in three road numbers.
– PDAX (Protex Industries, Inc.) is available with a black carbody, and the large “Protex Industries” plus its associated logo stenciled on the side of the car in red and white. Additionally, each of the 3 tank car domes has the Protex logo stenciled on them, just like the prototype. Check out the Tangent website for a photo of these cars, which feature a 1969 paint date and are available in two road numbers.
– WCHX (Walter C. Haffner Company) in the black carbody with yellow lettering scheme. Walter Haffner operated a modestly sized lease fleet of general service non-insulated tank cars that could be seen nationwide, serving many different customers. These particular cars were built in 1941 but have small stenciling indicating a 1961 tank test date, which is when the prototype cars were repainted, meaning this is a good general service lease car for 1961-1970s modelers. This very attractive car is available in three road numbers.
– Undecorated RTR Black cars are back in stock again, ready for decaling!
– Undecorated Kits have been restocked!

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
– Multiple road numbers for each scheme
– “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 Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank
– Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent
– Kadee “scale head” couplers and sufficient weighting so the model operates as good as it looks
– 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 stand out extremely well on any layout situated from the 1930s to the 1980s!

Pricing for RTR models is $44.95. High-resolution images showing these fine replicas are available at www.tangentscalemodels.com and our site also includes prototype images for your reference as well.

That wraps up our update for today, and thank you for supporting the family-owned businesses in our industry!

David Lehlbach – live from the National Train Show in Portland
Tangent Scale Models – “Unparalleled scale replicas for discriminating railroad modelers”