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Tangent Scale Models 14017-03 HO X58 Boxcar Penn Central PC #361317 Green White Red "1968 X58 Repaint" NIB RTR
Tangent Scale Models 14017-03 HO X58 Boxcar Penn Central PC #361317 Green White Red "1968 X58 Repaint" NIB RTR
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Tangent Scale Models 14017-03 HO X58 Boxcar Penn Central PC #361317 Green White Red "1968 X58 Repaint" NIB RTR
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  • Tangent Scale Models 14017-03 HO X58 Boxcar Penn Central PC #361317 Green White Red "1968 X58 Repaint" NIB RTR

    Between 1964 and 1966, the Pennsylvania Railroad built a large fleet of new multiple-purpose boxcars. Constructed as class “X58,” PRR rapidly produced 2,565 cars, plus another 100 for Lehigh Valley. PRR outfitted the interiors of some cars with “loader” appliances and/or insulation which resulted in PRR designating 4 sub-classes: X58, X58A, X58B, and X58C. Being highly-useful boxcars, X58 boxcars were rampant nationwide roamers during their service life. Because of the quality and utility of this large fleet, many X58s lasted beyond the Conrail era, with some being repainted into NS, however most cars were retired in the mid-2000s.

    Many X58 cars labored in original PRR paint for 30+ years. Some X58 cars were shopped and painted during the Penn Central era, where PC typically removed the roof running boards and also lowered the brake appliances and ladders. Cars typically shopped during the Conrail era had their roof running boards removed yet retained their high brake appliances. Tangent offers these “time-distinctive” phase variations with our cutting edge RTR models. The Tangent Scale Models HO scale PRR X58 replicas also include one key production variation: either a Keystone or Hydra-cushion underframe. Our PRR X58 includes our “near-scale” extended-length draft sill with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail and gorgeous “trombone-style” coupler lift bars, plus accurate ASF 70-ton roller bearing trucks as utilized by PRR. Finally, our scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling CNC-machined wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning our models are truly ready-to-run.

    Features:

    -Dimensionally-correct exterior post box car with trademark 1960s design features, produced from actual PRR blueprints and from photos and measurements taken from a real X58 at the Danbury Rail Museum in Danbury CT
    -Different roof, brake appliance, and side/end ladder variations correct for era / paint scheme of each paint scheme
    -Two different underframe variations, hydra-cushion and keystone
    -Separate door rods and door roller detail
    -“See-through” running board and crossover platform
    -Full “lacy” AB brake detail and train air line
    -Highly correct “true to life” colors
    -“Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
    -Durable wire grab irons and “trombone-style” coupler lift bars
    -Separate air hoses
    -“Near-scale” extended draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail
    -Kadee “scale-head” couplers
    -CNC-machined 33” wheels in ASF 70-ton roller bearing trucks, matching PRR practice

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