Burlington Northern (BN) Ph 3 Black Double Rotary Delivery 1976+ PS4000 illustrates the same BN scheme as our other BN release, applied to a Phase 3 carbody, which was the 1970s “standard” scheme applied to BN coal hoppers. These double rotary cars are necessary for many BN coal trains that had to go through a rotary dumper (otherwise the caboose or locomotives had to be uncoupled from the consist). This scheme is a “Phase 3” car that includes the “Short B and Short A” configuration designated for the BN double rotary cars, and a slightly shorter carbody believe it or not! Yes, we tooled this version. These cars also have the “trapezoid” indentations on the carbody side panels typical of all 1975-1976 BN-ordered Pullman coal hoppers. Available in 2 all-new road numbers for 2022!
Features for these coal hopper replicas include:
Dimensional accuracy – designed from Pullman-Standard plans and verified with field measurements
Highly correct “true to life” colors
“Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
“Near-scale” draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail
Multiple road numbers for each scheme
Two different coal loads (one load is included with each model)
Separately-applied “car shaker” parts
“See-through” brake platform
Full “lacy” AB brake detail and train air line
Rubber air hoses including “wrong side” mounting for rotary ends
Five dimensionally-correct coal hopper body variations with appropriate side panel arrangements (trapezoidal and flat), as well as offset and non-offset truck center arrangements
Six different assembly builds within our system
Road-specific details for each scheme, including different brake appliances and 2 different styles of unloading door mechanisms
Beautiful details – wire grab irons and coupler lift bars – no “molded on” plastic grab irons here!
Accurate interior bracing parts
Precision Tangent Scale Models 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks with roadname-specific rotating bearing caps and separate brake beam part
CNC-machined 36” wheels
Replacement 36” semi-scale wheels for our “rotating bearing cap” trucks are available separately from Tangent in either blackened or nickel-silver finish
Genuine Kadee® scale “scale-head” couplers
Recommended age 14 years and older
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