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Tangent's G41A Coil Steel Gondola

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Tangent's G41A Coil Steel Gondola
Posted by PC101 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:34 PM

Has anybody picked up any of Tangent's HO-scale G41A coil steel gondolas yet? What do you think of them?

Be careful when sliding the clear/white shell out of the box, there are 4 extra wheel bearing caps in a plastic bag on the bottom side of that shell. 

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Posted by csxns on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:01 PM

I got two NS ones and the coils to load them and I like them.

Russell

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:16 PM

They ain't going to run on my subway layout !

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:55 PM

A picture is worth 1000 feet of coiled steel:

 PRR_G41A-Mill by Edmund, on Flickr

 CR_G41_Mill by Edmund, on Flickr

Yes, I bought the "hoodless" C-R gon and added some P-C hoods just for fun! I'll probably just keep a couple extra hoods kicking around the rolling mill.

 CR_G41_Coupled by Edmund, on Flickr

The phrase "Museum Quality" gets tossed around often but these models live up to that moniker. Note the car number stencilled on the truck side frame.

 CR_G41_B-end by Edmund, on Flickr

Pre "pinectomy" — I'm one of those nuts that trims off that piece of 4" pipe growing out the bottom of the coupler Whistling

First load of coils:

 CR_G41_Coils by Edmund, on Flickr

 

 CR_G41_PC-no hood by Edmund, on Flickr

Later that day... no more shiny wheel web and no more pin:

 CR_G41_PC-hood by Edmund, on Flickr

The End:

 CR_N7_caboose by Edmund, on Flickr

These cars have a nice heft to them as well. Quite magnificent models. I see some weathering fun in my future...

    Regards, Ed

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:54 PM

Ordered me a single 1976 Conrail repaint.

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Posted by PC101 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:03 PM

Thank you Ed, I knew you would come through with pictures for us.

They weigh in at 4.6oz. (131 grams) empty, as in no loads and no hoods.

Tangent even made the smaller 54'' x 36'' coils #1400 to fit trough's #3 and #4 (the two center troughs).

A word of caution, in Ed's above picture of PRR #387158 the hoods are not down (locked) on the car compleatly. If you do push down on the hood and lock the hood in place you run the chance of having a pin or two or more go 'missing'. The pins are on the hoods.

A #11 blade can be used to 'clean' out the inside of the pin guide on the body so the hood's pin will slide down in to the guide smoothly. (no snapping sound of the pin going into the guide is a good thing)

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:27 AM

PC101
A word of caution, in Ed's above picture of PRR #387158 the hoods are not down (locked) on the car compleatly.

Here's a closer look at those cleats mentioned by PC101:

 PRR_G41A-Hood-cleat by Edmund, on Flickr

I didn't grab a photo of the nice 54 x 36 coils but they are nice. I like the detail they have of the "shirt tail" or the end of the roll that you can see where the bloom tapered off. In other words, not a square shear. Between the earlier Walthers ones which were pretty good, plus several varieties of the Tangent coils I'm pretty much set in the rolled steel department.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by n012944 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:47 AM

They really are fantastic models.  Tangent seems to be one of the best.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:57 AM

Very nice models, outside my era of interest.

Sheldon

    

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:24 PM

gmpullman
 

I didn't grab a photo of the nice 54 x 36 coils but they are nice. I like the detail they have of the "shirt tail" or the end of the roll that you can see where the bloom tapered off. In other words, not a square shear. Between the earlier Walthers ones which were pretty good, plus several varieties of the Tangent coils I'm pretty much set in the rolled steel department.

Regards, Ed

 

Here you go, left to right,

Tangent #1400 is a 54'' diameter x 36'' width and has a yellow arrow pointing to the "shirt tail''.

Tangent #1401 is a 62'' diameter x 36'' width and has a red arrow pointing to the ''shirt tail''.

Tangent #TSM-205 is a 68'' diameter x 60'' width and has a green arrow pointing to the roll. These coils, with no ''shirt tail'' were the first rolled coils to hit the market in the larger rolling stock box. Now I see them in the smaller boxs.

You can see the thickness detail of the sheet in the sides of #1400 and #1401 but #TSM-205 shows no side detail making these a thin sheet rolling (that is my story anyway). Maybe Tangent will revise the TSM-205 to show side detail, (I hope not).

 

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Posted by parts323 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:32 PM

I just got a P.R.R. version. Tangent knocks it out of the park agian with this model.

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:34 PM

Woops, looks like a band broke and the rolls's end is a little damaged. Looks like the load shifted alittle also.

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:49 PM

Here is someting interesting about the hoods,

the pins on the side of the hood are made of steel wire (a magnet will pick it up), the closest measurement I can get is .015'' diameter.

If you happen to loose one or more of them, drill a #79 hole clean through the hood, dress up (round off) the wire's outside tip and push the wire through the hole from the inside of the hood to get the correct length on the outside, CA it from the inside then trim and file smooth.

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