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N Scale - Model Power - 3447 - Stock Car, 40 Foot, Cattle - Santa Fe - 582039

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N Scale - Model Power - 3447 - Stock Car, 40 Foot, Cattle - Santa Fe - 582039


N Scale - Model Power - 3447 - Stock Car, 40 Foot, Cattle - Santa Fe - 582039


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3447
Alternate Stock Number 83447
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road or Reporting Number 582039
Paint Color(s) Green with Black Roofwalk
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Stock Car
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Cattle
Prototype Stock Car, 40 Foot, Cattle
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: This Model Power stock car is a Chinese knock-off of the Atlas 40 foot Cattle car that was produced by Atlas in the 1970s. Likely this car first appeared in the 1980s when Model Power contracted with various Chinese manufacturers to replicate various body style from other manufacturers. The mold detail and printing are pretty good, and if you replace the trucks with some MTL Bettendorfs, it will run great on a modern layout.
The models are marked 'HONG-KONG' on the underframe.

This model has previously been produced by Mehano for Model Power. The Mehano models are marked 'Made in Yugoslavia' on the underframe. Though Model Power Chinese re-run uses the same road names and numbers, as well as the same stock number, as the Mehano run, there are visible differences like the number and company plates on the sides.

Prototype Information: 40' stock cars with its steel roof and ends were a common sight in the 1940s and 1950s.

Road/Company Information:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-30 09:25:09. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-10-07 04:36:34

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