ATSF “Quality Repaint 1991” GATC 4500 Covered Hopper


  • Product: General American 4500 Covered Hopper System
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks with proper body-style brake beam and rotating Timken caps
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels

ATSF “Quality Repaint 1991” is a great example of a later-era GATC 4500.  The ATSF refurbished their GATC 4500s in the early 1980s and removed the distinctive General American rooftop ribs.  We have carefully duplicated this rebuilt roof with this offering, including an accurate Morton style running board with that distinctive Uni-wing flange.  We didn’t stop there.  Along with its roof changes, the car lost its original frame-style Wine outlet gates.  If you look carefully, you will notice the updated, accurate Miner outlet gates with “Selflok” mechanisms on the model.  The ATSF’s prototype GATC cars featured a 13-post body, body-mounted brake hardware and linkage below the underframe, all features that are present on this Tangent replica.  The B-end has as accurate Klasing 1150 hand brake, modern brake wheel, Moton brake step and lowered retainer valve.  Check out those gorgeous 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks with proper body-style brake beam and rotating Timken caps!   The Santa Fe GA-159 covered hopper is painted in Topeka Shops-applied oxide red with “Quality” logo graphics for the 1991+ era.  This is a modern example of Santa Fe railroading.

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SKU: 28010-02
Number: #306701

SKU: 28010-03
Number: #306709

SKU: 28010-04
Number: #306751

SKU: 28010-05
Number: #306938

SKU: 28010-06
Number: #307017

SKU: 28010-01
Number: #306622

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Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.75 × 1.75 in

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