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Tangent G43
« on: June 06, 2016, 08:52:40 AM »
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Been wanting these in N! It says the G43 was the largest fleet of 1960S built gondola. Hopefully someone will do them in N.

https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 08:56:30 AM »
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Attn BLMA  oh wait... damn...  :|

Sign me up for one if a N scale manufacturer pulls the trigger :)
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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 09:14:24 AM »
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Nice prototype.  Looks like Tangent made three versions also, with side variations and draft gear variations.

Also interesting is that they designed it as a flat kit.  It may have been made with two-part molds instead of slide molds.
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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 09:26:49 AM »
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I saw this announcement a few weeks ago.  Between this and the Athearn Conrail SD40-2's, it makes me want to model Conrail in HO rather than N :|.  This would be my holy grail of 100 ton gondolas.  They were everywhere on the Pgh, Mon and Conemaugh Lines in the 80's.  Thanks.

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 10:30:23 AM »
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If you want any in HO, the CRHS has a stash we're selling:

https://conrailshoppe.com/catalog/Conrail-Models/HO-Scale/HO-Scale-Gondolas

I agree, I'd LOVE to have these in N. Here's hoping...

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 11:17:58 AM »
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Already have two PRR prototype gons, don't need another.

What's woefully lacking for PRR is 40' steel box cars.  :|

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 11:25:28 AM »
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Aw, come on now, the G43 would be a great BLMA/Atlas release.

But yea, to your point, later X29s (rebuilds) would be sweet as well for 60s/70s modelers.

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 03:41:43 PM »
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Yes, please, in N...

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 10:41:37 AM »
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I could see me accumulating many of these over time, replacing all my Microtrains gons.  This would compliment the ESM G26 and the Railyard Models G41 very nicely.  Or if someone would do it in Shapeways...

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IMR Value Line Gon
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 12:10:02 PM »
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My contacts at IMR mentioned they just announced their Value Line 52" 6' gon that was part of the LBF stuff they acquired. It won't satisfy a SPF, but it is another model that was lacking.  They also feel the log jam they've had with their manufacturing partner has been resolved, so product should be flowing better in the near future.  http://www.intermountain-railway.com/currentflyers.html

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 01:04:24 PM »
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I ordered a PC HO G43 to get dimensions ect, may try a shapeways project in N as I got CAD 2013 just need to draw it up and learn the shapeways process. I would need about 12 or these.

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 01:08:20 PM »
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Just checked out the intermountain gons awesome! 8) just need to find out prototype into on them to see who had them and era ECT.

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 09:29:10 AM »
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I ordered a PC HO G43 to get dimensions ect, may try a shapeways project in N as I got CAD 2013 just need to draw it up and learn the shapeways process. I would need about 12 or these.

A Penn Central built G43A, G43B or G43C would be the way to go on Shapeways.  Panels 1,2, 11 and 12 are flat and not steel plates welded to the side of the car.  This would be easier to render I would think.  What about the ladders, grab irons and stirrups?  Perhaps MTL stirrups, BLMA 15" grab irons but what about the ladders?  Trainworx makes some, but they are too tall.  You need a source for shorter ladders since the side of the car is not that tall.  I would be in for some to try if you make it available.  If it works well, then some could turn to many.  Good luck with it!

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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2016, 11:28:02 AM »
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Trainworx makes some, but they are too tall.  You need a source for shorter ladders since the side of the car is not that tall.


The source is called 'cutters'.
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Re: Tangent G43
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 12:06:07 PM »
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The source is called 'cutters'.

Cutters will not solve the problem.  The issue is the height of the ladder.  The Trainworx gondolas are taller than the G43, so the ladders are longer.  The distance from rung to rung on the TW Thrall gondola ladder is greater than the distance from rung to rung on a G43.  Therefore, cutting the ladder solves nothing.  Thanks.

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