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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.


"HO" Airslide Cars, "Later years with corner Gussets".
All Roadnames available in 3 Car Numbers, boxes marked (01) (02) (03)
If you order more than one of the same roadname we will do our best to assort road numbers for you from remaining stock.

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Description
Stock Number
Retail Price
Santa Fe (1970's Scheme)
0001-097069
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Pennsylvania
0001-097070
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Norfolk & Western
0001-097071
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   $ 25.98
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)
If you order more than one of the same roadname we will do our best to assort road numbers for you from remaining stock.

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Description
Stock Number
Retail Price
Pennsylvania (1950's)
0001-097051
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Union Pacific (1980's)
0001-097053
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Brach's Candy Co. (1950's)
0001-097054
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Rio Grande (D & RGW)
0001-097055
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Bakelite Plastics
0001-097056
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   $ 25.98
Great Northern
0001-097057
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Atlantic Sugar Co.
0001-097058
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   $ 25.98
Nebraska Consolidated Mills
0001-097059
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98
Firestone
0001-097060
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   $ 25.98
Champion Spark Plugs
0001-097062
Sale $13.78 ea
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   $ 25.98

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
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