Best HO Scale boxcar ever made? Tangent Scale Models Pennsylvania Railroad built x58 boxcars are on the shelves now!

April 7, 2015

The Tangent Scale Models HO Scale x58 Pennsylvania RR Boxcar Replica.

Tangent Scale Models have introduce their next ALL-NEW freight car replica, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) X58 Class Box Car. These highly detailed models are on the shelves at White Rose Hobbies now!

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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 their 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. The Tangent PRR X58 includes their “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, the Tangent scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling CNC-machined wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning these models are truly ready-to-run.

The initial release includes the following variations:

– PRR “Original 1965 X58″ Insulated w/ DFB in the attractive “PRR freight car red” scheme wearing yellow “Insulated,” “DFB,” and “Cushioned Car” stencils. Like PRR paint practices, this car has an unpainted galvanized roof and running board, except for the ends that have the characteristic paint spray line as seen in overhead photos of these cars when fresh. Our first run of PRR painted cars has a keystone underframe and represents production from 11-65. These classics are available in six road numbers.

– PC “1973 X58 Repaint” in distinctive PC green with large worms. Our first PC variant is one of the most common PC repaints, shopped in 1973. This series of cars includes a hydra-cushion underframe, and typical of many PC repaints is detailed to accurately replicate a car with a full shopping. This model features no running board, lowered side and end ladders, and lowered brake appliances. Only with Tangent Scale Models do you get this sort of era-specific attention to detail with your boxcar modeling. Additionally, each car has tiny one inch lettering that identifies the former PRR car number each car represents. Our PC replicas are available with 6 road numbers.

– CR “1987 X58B Repaint” in the striking, 1987-correct Conrail repaint scheme. These cars feature a medium-sized “can opener” herald accurately rendered, and represent a former series of PRR cars with keystone underframes. Typical of Conrail shopped cars at the time, the roofwalk has been removed, however the brake appliances were left where PRR originally applied them: up high, with high ladders only at the B-end of the car. The A-end ladders have been lowered in accordance with Conrail shop practices. Additionally, our cars include the third door arm located in the top center of the plug door, ala prototype application. Our gorgeous Conrail scheme is available in three road numbers.

– NS “1999 X58 Repaint Class BP8″ in the NS full brown repaint scheme. This series represents cars that survived beyond the Conrail split, where NS repainted some of their cars with full NS graphics starting in 1999. Like the Conrail car above, the car has high brake appliances but lowered ladders at the A-end of the car due to the lack of running board on the roof. See the photos at the Tangent website for more details. These cars lasted in service into the 2000s, and these sharp models are available in three road numbers for the modern modeler!


Ready to Run HO Scale Pennsy N8 Cabooses from Bowser Mfg.

April 3, 2015

Bowser’s N8 Caboose are now available in a ready to run model as part of their Executive Line. The models feature window glass, separate grab irons, free rolling metal wheels, and PRR train phone antennas that were designed using the actual PRR blueprints.

Check them out on our website here: http://www.dccinstalled.com/HO-N-8-Cabooses-s/6432.htm

MSRP: $27.95 and $35.95 w/ Antenna

White Rose Hobbies Price: $22.99 and 27.99 w/ Antenna

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Pennsy’s last new caboose design was what many railfans think of when you say Pennsy caboose – the 199 car N-8 series of 1950-1951. They originally carried PRR Nos. 478020-4782l94

At the PC merger, the 161 remaining cabooses were renumbered 23200-23402 . (18-20 N8’s were sold to the Illinois Central Gulf (by PC).

Conrail used the same numbers as PC.The N-8 had a small streamlined cupola, and was particularly notable for its side mounted handrails which were attached to steel car body extenders that were about 4-feet high and jutted out about 2-feet over the end platforms to provide extra protection for brakemen standing outside the cabin. This was extra protection for a trainman hooping up orders.

Information from Hebners.net


New PS 4000 Covered Hoppers from Tangent Models

August 7, 2011

Tangent’s PS 4000 hopper is now available in Monon, Wabash, Nickel Plate Road, and CGW.

Tangent continues to set the bar for HO Scale models, so much so that they are able to call their models replicas. These replicas may cost a lot more then an average HO scale model, but they are far from average.

Check out our Tangent Scale Models page here: http://www.dccinstalled.com/HO-Scale-Tangent-Scale-Models-s/3521.htm.

We have most paint schemes of the Tangent ACF 70 Ton Gondola in-stock including all 4 Pennsylvania RR varieties. The latest run of Penn Central gondolas is going quick and will probably be sold out soon.


HO Scale Tangent Gons are back with 3 New Schemes!

July 16, 2010

Tangent Gons are back! Tangent is re-releasing their 70-ton drop end gondolas. In addition to the origional roads and shemes they have added: Penn Central, DL&W, and a new PRR scheme! Check them out today. We are urging customers to pre-order ASAP so that we can make sure we get the ones you want!

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Click on each car above or HERE to see them all!

PRE-ORDER now! They are expected to be shipping by the end of July!


The latest Genesis F-Unit from Athearn is here! Pennsy FP7s!

March 10, 2010

Most of you know that the Genesis F-Units are among the top of the class and the new Pennsylvania Railroad FP7 is no exception. Check out the features:

  • Researched from the prototype to match specific units (including PRR Trainphone)
  • Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels
  • Directional constant lighting
  • Individual window ‘glass’
  • DCC Quick-Plug equipped or DCC + Soundtraxx Sound
  • Detailed battery boxes/air tank with brackets
  • Front and rear MU hoses, coupler cut levers and air hoses
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed

Check them out today at White Rose Hobbies!

DC models starting at $135.99 for an A unit!

DCC + Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound $207.99!


New from Bowser/Stewart “Executive Line” ALCo C-630 Century!

September 18, 2009

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The new Bowser/Stewart Executive Line Diesels feature revised tooling and many upgraded detail parts. They will be available in the following roadnames: Reading “Bee Line”, Chesapeake & Ohio, Conrail, Pennsylvania, and Union Pacific. We plan to stock a few of each of these locos but to ensure you will be able to pick one up it is best to Pre-Order.

Click Here to Check the Bowser Stewart C-630 Century Series Diesels with Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound Today!


BLI Paragon2 Centipedes Coming Soon!

August 5, 2009

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Baldwin produced the famous “Centipede” diesel locomotives during 1945-48, and sold them to three railroads (SAL, NdM, and PRR).  The Centipedes were very large, 91 1/2 feet long, for single units as operated on SAL and NdM, and 183 feet long for semi-permanently coupled pairs as operated on the PRR.  Each unit contained two 1500 horsepower diesel motors, so a pair contained four motors and totaled 6000 horsepower.  Centipedes were heavy, totaling 1,200,000 pounds (1.2 million) for a pair, with more than 800,000 of those pounds carried by the 16 drivers.

These spectacular diesel locomotives are a MUST-HAVE for an Pennsy diesel modeler as well as anyone who wants to showcase unique, premium quality on his layout.  Don’t miss these limited run diesel gems.  Preorder today!

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Click Here to check them out today!