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N Scale - Model Power - 4110 - Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center - Santa Fe - 4110

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N Scale - Model Power - 4110 - Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center - Santa Fe - 4110

N Scale - Model Power - 4110 - Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center - Santa Fe - 4110

Stock Number 4110
Secondary Stock Number 84110
Brand Model Power
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Flatcar 40 Foot Depressed Center
Prototype Description Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4110
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Body Material Die-Cast Metal
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Depressed Center

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Specific Item Information: Car comes with a spooled cable load and two figures glued to the deck. One of them appears to be skiing.

Model Information: This Model Power tooling is a bit of an odd-ball. Unlike other Chinese made Model Power toolings of the late 1980s and 1990s, this model has a die-cast metal body. It is also not a copy of some other manufacturers model (at least nothing like this exists in N Scale). It is the only 40 foot depressed center car ever made for N Scale. That being said, I have my doubts that a 40' depressed center car prototype ever existed. Also, typically the depressed center cars are designed for heavy loads and sport 6-axles on two trucks. This model has only 4 axles.

The model typically comes with a factory load of some kind or other. One car even comes with a working searchlight! The searchlight car also has N Scale figures walking about on it (though not operating the searchlight...). This model is somewhat rare and likely cost a bit more than other Chinese made models to produce.

Road Name History: 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.

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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 2017-07-01 08:09:50

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