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Manufacturing Scale Model Trains Since 1962 !

Our "Later Years HO Airslide Returns"

     General American had been building Airslide covered hoppers since 1954 but in 1965, a noticeable change was made to the design. Triangular gussets were added to the upper corners of both sides. Cars continued to be built with the gussets until the early 1980's.

     Airslide technology consisted of an air-permiable fabric lining the bottom of the interior of the car. To unload the car, compressed air would be pumped through the fabric and the load (usually powders such as flour) would slide down to the discharge gates.

8 New Paint Schemes Shipped in June 2011


"HO" Airslide Cars, "Later years with corner Gussets".
All Roadnames available in 3 Car Numbers, boxes marked (01) (02) (03)

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GATX "Company Leased Airslide: (Blue on Blue car) 0001-097066
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Golden Loaf 0001-097067
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Pillsbury Company 0001-097068
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Santa Fe (1970's Scheme) 0001-097069
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Pennsylvania 0001-097070
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Norfolk & Western 0001-097071
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Conrail 0001-097072
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Penn-Central 0001-097073
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Previously Released "HO" "Early Production" Airside Cars with End Braces

"HO" Airslide Cars, "Early Production version with End Braces".
All Roadnames available in 3 Car Numbers, boxes marked (01) (02) (03)

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Pennsylvania (1950's) 0001-097051
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Chicago,Burlington & Quincy (CB & Q) 0001-097052
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Union Pacific (1980's) 0001-097053
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Brach's Candy Co. (1950's) 0001-097054
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Rio Grande (D & RGW) 0001-097055
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Bakelite Plastics 0001-097056
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Great Northern 0001-097057
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Atlantic Sugar Co. 0001-097058
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Nebraska Consolidated Mills 0001-097059
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Firestone 0001-097060
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Jack Frost Sugar 0001-097061
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Champion Spark Plugs 0001-097062
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Con-Cor's Original "HO" Famous HO Airslide
Now Ready to Run !


About the Con-Cor HO Airslide Model:

      The Airslide was one of Con-Cor's very first kits way back in 1962. Jim Conway our company's founder, remembers when he first called GATX and talked to a Mr. Leroy Kramer head of GATX's Public Relations Dept about Jim's idea for the project. As a result, Jim got a private tour of the GATX car building facility in East Chicago Indiana.

     Those were the days when companies such as GATX not only had a public relations department, but also an "offical" company photographer. On that private tour way back in 1962, Jim also met the company photographer who told Jim he could go through all his photos and make a list and GATX would provide 8x10 copies to Con-Cor at no charge. Not to be greedy, Jim spent several hours going through filing cabinets of stuff and picked out a large stack of photos.

     Jim remembers when he gave the list to the company photographer, he was afraid the guy might tell him to "thin down the pile", but no, he was told it would take about a week to get the set of prints, and sure enough about a week later some very thick envelopes arrived in the mail.

     The envelopes contained copies of all the photos Jim has asked for, along with a complete set of "Erection" drawings on the Airslide cars.

     It was from this material that Jim made the first HO Airslide kits.

     The HO Airslide was revived again by Jim in the early 1990's when he made the model as a highly detailed plastic kit.

     Now the Airslide comes to life again for the 3rd time as a fully factory assembled and decorated R.T.R. model.

     And the better news is that while going back through the old records we found a large number of those original 8x10 photos that Jim had gotton from GATX. To date some of these paint schemes have NEVER been done in HO by anyone.. so we will be offering in the future a lot of unique distintive Roadnames that never have been modeled in HO as far as we can tell.

FEATURES

  • Fully Assembled and Ready to Run
  • Historic Paint and lettering schemes
  • Metal Die Cast weighting
  • Metal RP-25 wheelsets
  • Industry compatible working knuckle couplers
  • Limited Run Road numbers

    If no local retailer carries these items, you may order directly from Con-Cor, by clicking on the Order button above, or fax to Con-Cor at 520-721-8940, or by our toll free number 1-888-255-7826 which is available Monday-Friday between 10:00am and 3:00pm Mountain standard time , or via regular mail to:

    Con-Cor Ltd.
    8101 E. Research Court
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