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N Scale - Model Power - 3497 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset 8-Window - Conrail - 21109

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N Scale - Model Power - 3497 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset 8-Window - Conrail - 21109


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3497
Alternate Stock Number 83104
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window
Road or Company Name Conrail (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 21109
Paint Color(s) Blue with Black Roofwalk
Print Color(s) Wjoye
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Caboose
Model Subtype Cupola
Model Variety Offset, 8-Window
Prototype Caboose, Cupola, Offset 8-Window
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: This Model Power tooling is a Chinese knock off of the vintage Roco Offset Cupola Caboose 8-Window (5/3) model. It is of equivalent quality to the Roco version (perhaps even sharper molding and lettering). It likely appeared in the late 1980s when Model Power contracted with Chinese manufacturers to replicate various successful toolings from Europe (Roco, Lima) and the US (Atlas). Like all of this group of models, these care feature Rapido couplers attached to trucks with injection-molded plastic wheels. Most of these models look fine on a modern layout and will run well once you swap the Rapido couplers out for modern knuckle couplers.

Road/Company Information:
The Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail (reporting mark CR), was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999. Conrail is a portmanteau of "consolidated" and "rail" from the name of the company.

The U.S. federal government created Conrail to take over the potentially profitable lines of multiple bankrupt carriers, including the Penn Central Transportation Company and Erie Lackawanna Railway. With the benefit of industry-wide regulatory requirements being reduced (via the 4R Act and the Staggers Act), Conrail began to turn a profit in the 1980s and was turned over to private investors in 1987. The two remaining Class I railroads in the East, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), agreed in 1997 to split the system approximately equally, returning rail freight competition to the Northeast by essentially undoing the 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad that created Penn Central. Following Surface Transportation Board approval, CSX and NS took control in August 1998, and on June 1, 1999, began operating their portions of Conrail.

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 2017-07-15 12:20:34. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-10-07 15:22:19

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