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N Scale - Model Power - 3498 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset 8-Window - Burlington Northern - 20176

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N Scale - Model Power - 3498 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset 8-Window - Burlington Northern - 20176


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3498
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 20176
Paint Color(s) Green with Black Roof
Print Color(s) White
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 Burlington Northern Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States railroad. It was a product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads - the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad - as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four.

Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.

Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.

Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.*

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 2017-07-15 12:23:01. Last edited by gdm on 2017-07-15 12:24:04

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