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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 01-36 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, USRA Steel Rebuilt - N Scale Collector - 2001

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 01-36 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, USRA Steel Rebuilt - N Scale Collector - 2001 Authorized use by TroveStar from copyright owner.

Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC 01-36
Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains 40 Foot USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar
Additional Markings/Slogan Gettysburg
Road or Company Name N Scale Collector (Details)
Reporting Marks NSC
Road or Reporting Number 2001
Paint Color(s) Light Brown
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Banquet Car
Series Release/Issue Number 9
Release Date 2001-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar Standard Steel
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety USRA Steel Single Sliding Door
Region North America
Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, USRA Steel Rebuilt (Details)
Scale 1/160

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Specific Item Information: Presented as a banquet attendee "Gift Car" during the 2001 N Scale Collector convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this model has a General Ulysses S. Grant 1822-1885" silhouette and text on the brake wheel side of the car body and "General Robert E. Lee 1807 - 1870" silhouette and text on the opposite side.

Prototype History:
By the beginning of WWII, the majority of the classic USRA double-sheathed box cars and their clones were rebuilt with steel sides. More rebuilds followed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. By late 1948, close 14,000 of the original 24,500 USRA double-sheathed cars had been rebuilt with quite a degree of variation including the end, door and underframe. These steel side rebuilds were far more popular than their single-sheathed counterparts.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. 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 2017-08-12 15:02:22. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-24 12:19:09

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