A Limited Edition Tangent Scale Models GSC 86' Double Plug Door Box Car painted for freelance model railroad Virginia and Atlantic! Road Number Variant: VA 270409.
Hank Stephens is behind the stunning design for the Virginia & Atlantic GSC 86' box car! Clearly inspired by the prototype Southern Pacific paint scheme, this adaptation is striking! Is intricate color-separation over the delicate door details is just awesome. When we saw this design shared on the Freelance Model Railroads Facebook Group, we simply had to reach out and make this car happen!
The vision of model railroaders Scott Nelson and Rhett Coates, the Virginia and Atlantic freelance model railroad has a significant amount of planning put to paper. Be sure to check out the "VIRGINIA & ATLANTIC RAILWAY - HO Scale Freelance model railroad Facebook group to learn more.
This car was produced exclusively for Home Shops by Tangent Scale Models as part of their January 2023 release. The 1977-1978 Greenville Steel Car Company car body is the prototype offered in this run, so all cars will have a Built Date within that range. The most notable feature of this production range is five grab irons on each side--previous designs only had four.
As with all Tangent cars you will find them laden with many fine details and extremely crisp paint edges. Be sure to take out the magnifying glass and read the unique trust stenciling! Metal wheels, scale metal Kadee couplers, and rotating journal endcaps are standard on all cars in this release.