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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008771 - Aerotrain - GM Demonstrator

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008771 - Aerotrain - GM Demonstrator

Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-008771
Original Retail Price $219.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Diesel Aerotrain
Prototype Description Aerotrain
Road or Company Name GM Demonstrator (Details)
Paint Color(s) Gray and Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2016-09-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety Aerotrain

Specific Item Information: GM Demonstrator 3-Car Add-On Set.

Model Information: Con-Cor introduced this model in 2008. The models feature highly detailed bodies, with separate add on parts where appropriate. They have diaphragms between cars. They feature full interior details with LED interior car lighting. Each car has a circuit board for electrical pick-up with metal wheelsets. The mechanism features a dual flywheel drive with a 5 pole skewed armature motor. The model has functional reversing front headlights, and tail of observation back up lights. The Loco cab has a detailed interior. It comes in a Special Edition Collector's Box with reprints of articles from the 1955 Popular Mechanics, and 1976 Rail Classics Article on the original AeroTrain are included with Basic 4 car Sets.

DCC Information: Will come in DC mode, with 8 pin NMRA Socket set mounted inside lst coach car for adding any brand small N Function Decoder, or Sound Decoder (Decoder not included).

Prototype Description: The Aerotrain was a streamlined trainset introduced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in the mid-1950s. Like all of GM's body designs of this mid-century era, this train was first brought to life in GM's Styling Section. Chuck Jordan was in charge of designing the Aerotrain as Chief Designer of Special Projects. It utilized the experimental EMD LWT12 locomotive (U.S. Patent D177,814), coupled to a set of modified GM Truck & Coach Division 40-seat intercity highway bus bodies (U.S. Patent D179,006). The cars each rode on two axles with an air suspension system, which was intended to give a smooth ride, but had the opposite effect.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-09-23 12:11:03

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