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Tangent Scale Models HO 11523-02 General American 1928-Design 6000 Gallon 3-Compartment Tank Car 'Pittsburg Coke & Chemical 1952+' GATX #1424

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Tangent Scale Models HO 11523-02 General American 1928-Design 6000 Gallon 3-Compartment Tank Car 'Pittsburg Coke & Chemical 1952+' GATX #1424

Our April 2024 introductory production of our General American 1928-Design 6000 Gallon 3-Compartment Tank Car includes a large grouping of paint schemes.  Our models are truly ready to run.

'Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical 1952+' shows a colorful repaint for a Pittsburgh-based shipper.  Located on Neville Island, an island located on the Ohio River West of Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical produced coal-based granular activated carbon for use in military protection masks and water treatment purposes.  These cars had tanks that were painted silver with black bottoms, but the kicker was the stenciling color – which was red to match the company standard.

Modeling Dates: 1952-1972

Features for our General American 1928-Design 6000 Gallon 3-Compartment Tank Car replicas include:

  • Dimensional accuracy – designed from General American plans
  • Highly correct 'true to life' colors
  • 'Hyper-Accurate' lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
  • Multiple road numbers for each scheme where appropriate
  • Fully riveted body
  • Fully riveted underframe
  • Separately applied tank handrail
  • Separately applied tank strap detail
  • Heater line and outlet drain details, including correct side profile between tank and underframe when viewing the car from the side
  • Full AB brake detail and air line
  • Dimensionally-correct hazardous and route placards
  • 'Near-scale' draft gear box with side detail
  • Road-specific brakewheels for each scheme
  • Wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
  • Separate air hoses
  • High-quality Tangent Scale Models 50-Ton ASF cast steel truck with spring plank
  • CNC-machined 33” wheels with accurate front and back profile detail
  • Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent
  • Genuine Kadee scale 'scale-head' couplers
  • Recommended age 14 years and older

Prototype Information:

General American produced the 6000 Gallon 3-Compartment tank car on the 'Type 30' riveted underframe from 1928 to 1942 at General American’s Sharon PA factory. While General American constructed many different tank designs, this 6,000 Gallon, 3-Compartment car was a memorable design that was leased by multiple shippers. The 3-Compartment design allowed consignees to receive up to three different grades of products, such as oils or chemicals. This was important in manufacturing facilities for example, where multiple lubricating oil types could be received in smaller quantities, but within one car. Chemical shippers also gravitated to these cars to ship different products to a common receiver. Additionally, some shippers utilized 'split waybills' so that 1-2 compartments of the car could be unloaded at one customer, and the balance 1-2 compartments could be unloaded at a second customer located at a different location, usually in a different city or town.

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