Great Northern (GN) “Original 3-1968” GATC 4180 Airslide
- Product: GATC 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 100-Ton Barber S-2 Roller Bearing Truck with Rotating Timken Caps
- Wheels: CNC-Machined Normal Tread 36″ Wheels
GN “Original 3-1968” shows off Rocky and the GN “Big Sky Blue” paint scheme. Delivered in March of 1968, these cars feature low brake details on the B-End, and an Apex running board. This paint job is full of accurate little details like GATC hatch-center stencils, detailed Enamel liner application notes and even the bolted snubber badge on the lower sill. Of course, the model has the appropriate body-brake truck brake beams and Timken roller bearing caps. This scheme is available in four numbers!
Two prototype reference photos are in the grid of model/prototype photos below.