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Tangent - HO Scale - GATC 3-Bay 3500 cu.ft. Dry-Flo Covered Hopper - Primer Gray (SKU 20009-12005-01)

Available On: August 1, 2014


Tangent General American Dry-Flo Covered Hopper

Undecorated RTR Primer Gray car is ready for lettering in a GACX scheme or for your favorite railroad.   It also serves as a primer base coat if you want to paint it in other colors.

General American Transportation Corporation produced a large fleet of 3500 cubic foot “Dry-Flo” covered hoppers beginning in 1959 as a response to customer demands for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities. While covered hopper innovations during the 1950s proved valuable to bulk shippers, they wanted covered hoppers that could handle larger quantities of specialized commodities such as such as oats, malt, and rice. Coincidentally, plastic pellet producers were also looking for larger cube covered hoppers that could be easily loaded and unloaded under pressure. The Dry-Flo family of cars was General American’s answer to this call, with gravity-pneumatic or pneumatic-only discharge options available through three different outlet gate versions. These outlet gate variations were marketed as the Dry-Flo, Dry-Flo Chem, and Dia-Flo. 

The Tangent Scale Models Dry-Flo covered hopper includes road-specific details accurate for each paint scheme. Our Dry-Flo hoppers include our finely-detailed gravity-pneumatic outlet gates and are ready for any of the following services on your layout: malt, fertilizer, feed, chemicals, plastics, carbon black, rice, or salt. Also, check out our correct “true-to-life” colors and “hyper-accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement. Finally, our scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling all-metal wheels and genuine Kadee® scale couplers, meaning our models are truly ready to run. Oh, and some of our new cars also ride on our new Barber S-2-A 70-ton roller bearing trucks (available separately!), while others ride on our fine ASF 70-ton ride control plain bearing trucks – depending on which truck the prototype rode on! See our website for prototype photos!

At more than 100 parts per car, we provide you with an unusual looking, high-value model that will provide you with years of enjoyment. We debut our stunning General American Dry-Flo models in eight roadnames plus undecorated versions

Features for these replicas include:

  • Dimensional accuracy – designed from General American plans and verified with field measurements
  • Highly correct “true to life” colors
  • “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
  • Genuine Kadee® scale couplers
  • “Near-scale” draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail
  • Multiple road numbers for each scheme
  • “See through” etched metal running boards
  • Road-specific details for each scheme, including 2 different truck options, 2 different shaker brackets, 3 different brakewheels, and 3 different handbrake housings
  • Lacy details – wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
  • Separate air hoses
  • CNC-machined 33” wheels in high quality Tangent Scale Models trucks, with semi-scale wheels available separately
  • Recommended age 14 years and older

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