CB&Q “Delivery Gray 1-1965” 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 prototype-specific rotating bearing caps and truck-mounted brakes
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels

CB&Q “Delivery Gray 1-1965” replicates the CB&Q’s second order of cars from General American.  These 400 cars were delivered in the Q’s classic covered hopper gray with Chinese Red graphics and featured a herald applied to a stand-off plate across the ribs.  One of the neat details of this scheme is the large General American triangle logo painted on the far left of the body, carefully duplicated on the Tangent model with the correct red background specific to the CB&Q.  Of course, those black bays and underframe are a classy touch.  The Q’s cars were built with the 15-post body style with an Apex walkway and a high-mount retainer on the B-End.  The prototype’s truck-mounted brake gear translates to little things on the model like a “missing” brake cylinder on the B-End.  The 4 individual brake cylinders are actually mounted on the truck brake beams, duplicated on the 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks!  Take your time and enjoy the Wine outlet gates and their distinctive frame mounting plus accurate gear housing mechanism on the one side.  The CB&Q was one of the largest owners of the GATC 4500, and these cars lasted in CB&Q paint into the 1990s!

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Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.75 × 1.75 in

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