Nickel Plate Road (NKP) “Delivery Brown 11-1963” Greenville 6,000CuFt 60′ Double Door Box Car


  • Product: Greenville 6,000CuFt 60′ Double Door Box Car
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 100-Ton Barber S-2 trucks with rotating Timken caps and body-mounted brake cylinder
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels
  • Modeling Dates: 1963-1983

– Nickel Plate NKP “Delivery Brown 11-1963” gives modelers the as-delivered classic brown scheme.  The prototype cars were delivered in November of 1963, and feature the 41’ 3” narrow-truck centers with shorter sills.  Fun fact:  These NKP cars were part of the same lot as the D&TS cars also part of this Tangent release – and share many of the prototype build features.  The Tangent model executes these same prototype details with a beautiful Apex-style running board and high ladders for the era.  On the end of the car, you will notice an accurate Ajax power brake and modern brake wheel.  The brake step is Morton, while the crossover platforms are Apex-style, matching the NKP prototypes.  The underframe features an accurate Center-Of-Car “Hydra-Cushion” setup with body-mounted brake gear details.  The truck brake beams match this body-mounted brake cylinder configuration.  This model is equipped with 100-Ton Barber S-2 trucks with rotating Timken caps, just like the prototype.  NKP lettering is one of those things that deserves to be done right, and this car proves to be quite interesting in that regard.  Careful study of the prototype NKP paint (as applied by Greenville Steel Car) shows multiple styles of lettering.  All of this is carefully reproduced, from the extended-roman style reporting marks, GSC’s own block stencils for door data, machine-punched 1” stencils for trust lettering and more.  In fact, if you look closely at each side, for the “R” and “L” next to the doors, you will see Greenville used NYC’s stencils.  No kidding!  Tangent has carefully duplicated all of these paint and lettering features.  The model is accurately lettered with a return route/code of 190, for Ford’s Monroe, Michigan Stamping Plant.

Details Price QTY

SKU: 33019-01
Number: #83000

SKU: 33019-02
Number: #83004

SKU: 33019-03
Number: #83007

SKU: 33019-04
Number: #83009

SKU: 33019-05
Number: #83010

SKU: 33019-06
Number: #83012

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.5 × 1.5 in

#83000, #83004, #83007, #83009, #83010, #83012

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