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N Scale - Trainworx - 40432-05 - Trailer, Semi, Box Van, 40 Foot, Exterior Post, Curb Side Door, Strick Flexi-Van - New York Central - 201035

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N Scale - Trainworx - 40432-05 - Trailer, Semi, Box Van, 40 Foot, Exterior Post, Curb Side Door, Strick Flexi-Van - New York Central - 201035


N Scale - Trainworx - 40432-05 - Trailer, Semi, Box Van, 40 Foot, Exterior Post, Curb Side Door, Strick Flexi-Van - New York Central - 201035


Brand Trainworx
Stock Number 40432-05
Original Retail Price $19.95
Manufacturer Generic China
Body Style Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Flexi-Van
Road or Company Name New York Central (Details)
Reporting Marks NYCU
Road or Reporting Number 201035
Paint Color(s) Silver
Paint Scheme U.S. Mail
Announcement Date 2015-10-05
Release Date 2016-08-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype Semi Box Van
Model Variety 40 Foot Exterior Post Curb Side Door Strick Flexi-Van
Prototype Trailer, Semi, Box Van, 40 Foot, Exterior Post, Curb Side Door, Strick Flexi-Van
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Body Style Information: Trainworx Trailer Semi Box Van 40 Foot Exterior Post Strick Flexi-Van

Road/Company Information:
The New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St.Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. NYC's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks.

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system was transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.

At the end of 1925, the New York Central System operated 11,584 miles (18,643 km) of road and 26,395 miles (42,479 km) of track; at the end of 1967 the mileages were 9,696 miles (15,604 km) and 18,454 miles (29,699 km).

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Brand/Importer Information:
Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at www.train-worx.com. As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."

Manufacturer Information:
Most Chinese copies are locked in to a single manufacturer. This means I cannot simply call the factory in China that makes Atlas GP9's and ask them to run them for me under my new company name 'TroveStar Model Trains'. In order to protect the IP of the vendor that commissioned the model, the various Chinese factories try (at least somewhat) to restrict who can make what.

There are exceptions. When Sanda Kan first started developing rolling stock for Life-Like in the late 1980s, no such protection existed. As result the exact same models being imported by Life-Like were also being imported by Industrial Rail (and possibly others). Life-Like was not the only importer to be burned like this. Model Power developed cars in China to duplicate rolling stock toolings made in Europe and the US only to see those same models get imported by Life-Like.

It is perhaps the case that Industrial Rail got permission to import the Sanda Kan models from Life-Like or that Life-Like go permission from Model Power to bring in the PS-1's but it seems more likely that the factory managers in Southern China got greedy. But, you never know.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-07 13:35:50. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-07 17:02:34

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