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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 00-38 - Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans - Northwest Fruit Growers - 120805

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 00-38 - Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans - Northwest Fruit Growers - 120805 Image Courtesy of Lowell Smith Signature Series

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 00-38
Original Retail Price $44.95
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By Lowell Smith
Body Style Micro Trains Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice with Preco Fans
Road or Company Name Northwest Fruit Growers (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Apple Growers Association PEARS
Reporting Marks AFPX
Road or Reporting Number 120805
Paint Color(s) Orange with a brown roof and ends
Print Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name American Fruit Packers
Series Release/Issue Number 5
Release Date 2000-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Ice with Preco Fans
Prototype Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans
Region North America
Era/Epoch All Eras

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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: Chance on 2017-03-13 08:19:16. Last edited by Chance on 2017-03-13 08:20:26

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