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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 81-05 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Visalia - 1981

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 81-05 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Visalia - 1981 Image used with permission by owner

N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 81-05 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Visalia - 1981 An image of the prototype.

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 81-05
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By William Doovas
Body Style Micro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot
Road or Company Name Visalia (Details)
Reporting Marks NATX
Road or Reporting Number 1981
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1981-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety 39 Foot Riveted
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957

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Specific Item Information: Only 85 made.

Body Style Information: Dating back to 1979, this is the oldest and most popular of Micro-Trains tank cars. Over 200 different regular issues of this body style have been produced as well as hundreds more special runs, including the 2016 N Scale Enthusiast banquet car.

This car models tank cars of approximately 8,000 gallons. The prototypes were built in the 1950's and appeared on freight railroads across the United States and Canada.

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 2017-04-09 10:20:03. Last edited by gdm on 2017-09-10 07:33:12

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