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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 070 44 080 - Reefer, 51 Foot, Mechanical, Steel Ribbed Side - San Luis Central

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 070 44 080 - Reefer, 51 Foot, Mechanical, Steel Ribbed Side - San Luis Central Weathered. Image courtesy of Micro-Trains Line.


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 070 44 080
Secondary Stock Number 070 44 080
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Micro-Trains Reefer Steel 51 Foot Mechanical Rib Side
Road or Company Name San Luis Central (Details)
Reporting Marks multi
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) Brown
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number 070 44 080
Series Name Weathered
Release Date 2016-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Freight Cars
Model Subtype Freight
Model Variety Reefer
Prototype Reefer, 51 Foot, Mechanical, Steel Ribbed Side
Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978
Region North America


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Specific Item Information: Ex ATSF

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-06-15 06:40:34. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-13 04:37:45

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