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Tangent Scale Models 16037-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper Missouri, Kansas & Texas MKT #1226 "Original Red 1966" Scheme NIB RTR
Tangent Scale Models 16037-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper Missouri, Kansas & Texas MKT #1226 "Original Red 1966" Scheme NIB RTR
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Tangent Scale Models 16037-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper Missouri, Kansas & Texas MKT #1226 "Original Red 1966" Scheme NIB RTR
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  • Tangent Scale Models 16037-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper Missouri, Kansas & Texas MKT #1226 "Original Red 1966" Scheme NIB RTR

    General American Transportation Corporation produced more than 5,000 of these 4180 cubic foot Airslide covered hoppers between 1963 and 1980 as a response to customer demand for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities. These very common cars continued General American’s “Airslide” family innovations from the 1950s, and proved valuable to bulk shippers who wanted a larger car than the earlier-design 2600 cubic foot cars provided.

    The Tangent Scale Models GA 4180 Airslide covered hopper is similar to previous Tangent releases with a consistent focus on phase variations that mirror prototype build changes over time. For this car, there are three very different variations of the carbody and associated details to replicate cars built between 1965 and 1980. While all 4180 airslides may look the same at first glance, they are not.

    BKTY (MKT) “Original Red 1966” represents the first order of 4180 Airslides rostered by the Missouri Kansas & Texas. Classic Barriger-era red paint and the correct high brake wheel Tangent body style are used for this replica. Look closely – the SP H-100-13 car class is there, as these were leased through SP financing and the Commonwealth Plan.

    -Dimensional accuracy – designed from General American plans and verified with field measurements
    -Fully assembled and ready to run
    -Detailed underframe pipe arrangements
    -Highly correct “true to life” colors
    -Hyper-Accurate lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
    -Kadee scale couplers
    -Near-scale draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side key detail
    -See through etched metal running boards
    -3 specific production variations that highlight production from 1965-1980, including different roofs, running boards (Apex or Morton), body side post (“rib”) profiles, high and low brake arrangements on the B end, different ladder and grab iron arrangements, with or without crossover platforms and handrails, etc.
    -Wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
    -Separate air hoses
    -CNC-machined 36” wheels in high quality Tangent Scale Models trucks, with semi-scale wheels available separately

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