HARRIMAN 2.0 CARS:
72-C-1/5 72' COACH
75-CS-2 72' CLUB
72-O-1 72' OBS.
HO HARRIMAN CARS
HO Scale Interurban Coaches (72-IC-1/2) "Subs"
Underbody with Separately Applied Brass
Accurate Window Sash Dimensions
Ultra-Thin Window Glass
Accurate Rivet Size and Placement
Panels Alternating Over / Under
Accurate and Free Rolling Truck Design
Attention to Realism
Rivet and Panel and
Accurate and Pleasing End Details
is a Drip Rail Missing Here
Golden Gate Depot is proud to announce a "Premium
Series" of Passenger cars in HO we are calling
"Gems". The detail on these cars will be
a level of detail and scale accuracy usually
reserved for brass models costing hundreds more.
This new offerings will begin with the 72
Interurbans or Subs. Widely used in California in
the 1920s and beyond, these coaches were the
backbone of the SP for commutes on the Peninsula and
later in other areas of California and Arizona.
Built by the Pullman Company in the 1920s, these
coaches were often referred to as Suburbans, or
"Subs". Later they were lumped into the description
of common standard cars of the early 1900s as
The term "Harriman" refers to railroad
equipment built in the 1900's and 1910's to a set of
common standards that were used when E. H. Harriman
controlled both the Southern Pacific and Union
Pacific railroads. But for now we will call them by
their class, 72-IC-1/2, Interurban Coaches,
Suburbans or "Subs". They are 72 over the sills,
80 coupler to coupler and will have all the
trappings of a precision made brass scale model, but
in plastic with the great running characteristics
you expect from GGD.
These Subs, like many other steel cars of the
era had lapped steel roofs that were riveted at the
seams. So too will these new "Gems". Along with very
accurate dimensions and underbody, we are using
actual blue prints and photo data of these cars,
obtained from California State Railroad Museum and
many photographs of the era and of the actual car
sitting at the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol CA
(only 15 min from our office). Designs are being
reviewed by people in the know and 3D renderings
will be available for review before a shred of steel
injection tool is cut.
From the Ground Up:
Everything from the trucks, underbody, interior and
roof will be designed from the ground up by a team
of experts in 3D tooling design at our facility in
Qingdao, China. The same team designs for Boo Rim
Models, who is a premier producer of brass models in
HO and O for a variety of importers in the US as
well as Tenshodo of Japan and a host of other top
end producers of trains around world as well as
Sunset Models Inc and Golden Gate Depot. Yes, this
costs money and yes these cars are going to push the
envelope of detail and accuracy. Consiquently the
price will push the envelope for plastic cars as
well. Nothing is free...
We expect to bring accurate scale models out for
$119.95 MSRP, with flicker-free LED overhead
lighting, clear plastic windows (and I mean, clear,
an improved window design over Harriman 1.0). Two
tone interior paint and a variety of liveries for
your modeling needs. Construction will be a one
piece body with removable chassis.
Look for the same great operating
characteristics as Harriman 1.0 cars. Free rolling,
close coupling and small radius performance.
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HO Plastic Harriman Cars
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Scale Plastic Harriman Cars
SELLING OUT QUICKLY!!
IC, RI, CB&Q SOLD OUT!
JAMES WRIGHT REVIEW
70' Baggage, 70' RPO, 2 X
60' Coach, 60' Lunch Car, 60' Business Car
ORDER ANY OR EACH OF THESE CARS
Note: 60' Passenger Cars
are Measured from the inside Vestibule.
are 70' coupler to coupler. Built to run on 18"
Radius Curved Track.
ABOUT THESE CARS!
How do the cars look?
We think they look great. We have been making
Harriman cars since 2007 in O Scale. Modellers love
them. First we made them in O
Scale Brass. Then in O Scale Plastic, now we have
produced these fantastic models in affordable ABS
plastic loaded with features you like. Painted
Interiors, Moulded Windows, LED Flicker
Free Lighting. 18" Radius Capability,
Swinging Couplers for Close Coupling.
Our HO Plastic Models: Roll smooth as
silk. Are light weight for your smaller locomotives
to pull. Come with articulating Kadee couplers for
close coupling on 18" Radius track or 60" radius
track. They are stable and allow your consist to be
pulled or pushed without derailing. Moulded clear
windows, detailed interiors with partitions, seats,
lavatories and tables and chair, painted 2 colors.
"Flicker Free" overhead LED lighting. Perfect for
putting behind any of your SP Steam or Transition
How do these cars stand up to the
prototypes? The tool for these 5 different cars are
based on the 60' (60-C-5) Coach body and underbody
Length (70' coupler to coupler). This means the
Coach, Lunch and Business (OBS) cars are exactly to
scale length. The Baggage and RPO are made a little
short to share this tool. Proportionally they are
correct and look great. This was done to keep
the tooling cost down and make all of these 5
different cars affordable and accessable to the
average modeler. See for yourself below.
One feature we have not
advertised is that all these cars come with
2 mounting positions for the trucks. The
Baggage and RPO cars come with the
trucks mounted in board so they can
negotiate 18" radius curves as
advertised. But the modeller can move
these trucks to the outer mounting
position to obtain a more scale
appearance using a screwdriver. This may
limit the track radius of operation to
30" and up. You will need to trim
off some of the plastic mounts for the
air hoses and they will touch the wheels
on turns with the truck moved outboard.
See The Factory Production and
Below are some comparisons of the GGD HO plastic
cars to HO Brass cars of the past, and prototype
pictures: Some pictures Courtesy of brasstrains.com
Note: These are
Pre-Production Cars With LEDs that are 2X
too bright. Production Cars Have More Dim
Filmed at the
San Leandro Southern Pacific Historical
BAGGAGE - SP GREEN
- UP YELLOW
BUSINESS - UP TTG
COACH - SP GREEN
LUNCH SP GREEN
MSRP $539.95 / 6 car Set
MSRP $89.95 / car Individually
Available In The Following Liveries:
LINES (SP OLIVE GREEN), SP
(SP OLIVE GREEN, LUNCH SOLD OUT)
SP (Two Tone Grey), UP (Two Tone Grey) /
UPY (SOLD OUT
IC (SOLD OUT), CB&Q (SOLD OUT),
Exquisite Underbody Detail
TO ORDER TODAY
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