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Tangent Scale Models 16029-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper St. Louis San Francisco SLSF #81908 Original Gray 1965 w/ FRISCO Logo NIB RTR
Tangent Scale Models 16029-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper St. Louis San Francisco SLSF #81908 Original Gray 1965 w/ FRISCO Logo NIB RTR
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Tangent Scale Models 16029-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper St. Louis San Francisco SLSF #81908 Original Gray 1965 w/ FRISCO Logo NIB RTR
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  • Tangent Scale Models 16029-03 HO General American 4180 Airslide Covered Hopper St. Louis San Francisco SLSF #81908 Original Gray 1965 w/ FRISCO Logo 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.

    Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
    Truck: Tangent 100-Ton N-11 Roller Bearing
    Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels
    There are THREE different MP cars here. See photos below for the variation differences between our three MP “UP repaint” choices!

    SLSF “Original Gray 1965″ in the gray scheme with FRISCO spelled out large, in black. These are sharp cars! Like our NP offerings, these SLSF cars lasted well into the BN era. These beauties are available with three road numbers.

    Features:

    -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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