MP “Eagle and Buzzsaw” 60′ GSC Flatcar

This car will be available from the MPHS Company Store, very soon.


60' GSC flat cars from Tangent Scale Models

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to now offer the Tangent Scale Models HO scale General Steel Castings (GSC) 60’ flatcar. A car of tremendous versatility, these cars served nationwide in service on many railroads starting in 1956. They were used in lumber, wallboard, poles, and heavy equipment services, to name a few. These flatcars were often photographed hauling “wrecked” cars, and many still operate today in various company service roles. GSC, located in Granite City IL, supplied either complete cars or cast steel flatcar bodies to various railroads. Railroads that elected to purchase only the bodies would then equip the cars with components preferred for projected service.The Tangent Scale Models 60’ GSC flatcar is a distinctive finescale replica that includes highly accurate lettering, “true to life” colors, and narrow draft gear. In addition, our replica includes detail variations selected to match major production specifications, such as: decking variations, bulkhead and non-bulkhead variations, oval or non-oval cutouts, end of car cushioning devices or standard draft gear, and truck variations. The model includes Kadee® scale couplers and an intelligent weight design to ensure the model operates as good as it looks.

Our motto is “Unparalleled scale replicas for discriminating railroad modelers”.  We hope you’ll agree! Our General Steel Castings 60′ Flatcar replicas include:

  • Dimensional accuracy – scaled exactly from General Steel Casting carbody plans
  • Highly accurate “true to life” colors
  • Exact fonts and lettering placement – compare our replicas to the prototype photos on our website!
  • Detail variations: Decking assembly variations, appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Detail variations: Oval or no-oval cutouts, appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Detail variations: End of car cushioning devices or standard draft gear, appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Detail variations: Roller or plain bearing truck variations, appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Painted or “gray” decks appropriate for each paint scheme
  • Wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
  • Air hoses
  • Weighted to NMRA specs for smooth operation – 5 ounces
  • Kadee® scale metal couplers
  • Tangent free-rolling metal wheels
  • Recommended age 14 years and older.

Now in our fifth year of operation, Tangent Scale Models offers seven different high-quality, well-researched, and smartly-executed HO scale replicas.   Tangent Scale Models rolled out our first replicas in 2007, and we plan to grow and serve you well with both information and models.


 Fallen Flags Series from Walthers. Updated September 2, 2015

This project has been cancelled.

Walthers is pleased to announce its new Fallen Flags series of HO Scale streamliners, typical of smaller flagship trains on many lines from the 1950s to the 1970s.  Roadnames will include Delaware & Hudson, Denver & Rio Grande Western(tm), Erie Lackawanna, Missouri Pacific(tm) and Nickel Plate Road, with the first cars arriving this October.
Attached is a full press release with additional information.  Please let me know if you have any questions, or would be interested in reviewing any of these trains for your publication or historical society.
Best Regards,
Kara Yanacheck
Project Manager – Marketing Communications
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.


Kato announces custom painted GP35's in HO scale. Added April 10, 2015

HO GP35 Phase Ia - C&EI #666 *Kato Store Exclusive* -  $179.00. Preorder required. Click here for a link to the Kato order page.

HO GP35 Phase Ia - Missouri Pacific #606 *Kato Store Exclusive* - $179.00. Preorder required. Click here for a link to the Kato order page.