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N Scale - Bachmann - 18953 - Flatcar, 50 Foot - Maine Central - 7505


N Scale - Bachmann - 18953 - Flatcar, 50 Foot - Maine Central - 7505


Stock Number 18953
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Bachmann Flatcar 51 Foot with Load
Prototype Flatcar, 50 Foot (Details)
Road or Company Name Maine Central (Details)
Reporting Marks MEC
Road or Reporting Number 7505
Paint Color(s) Green
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 51 Foot
Model Variety With Pipes
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160


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Specific Item Information: Underside of car reads Bachmann China. Load of pipes included.

Model Information: I first found this car in the 1972 Bachmann catalog listed as "51' Flat Car With Loads". It is listed with three different road names each with a different kind of load: Penn Central with containers; New Haven with trailers; Santa Fe with cable reels. The 1972 price was $3.50 per car.

Prototype History:
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of bogeys under each end . The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flatcars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck.

Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars. They are also often used to transport intermodal containers (shipping containers) or trailers as part of intermodal freight transport shipping.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Maine Central Railroad Company (reporting mark MEC) was a former U. S. Class I railroad in central and southern Maine. It was chartered in 1856 and began operations in 1862. By 1884, Maine Central was the longest railroad in New England. Maine Central had expanded to 1,358 miles (2,185 km) when the United States Railroad Administration assumed control in 1917. The main line extended from South Portland, Maine, east to the Canada?United States border with New Brunswick, and a Mountain Division extended west from Portland to Vermont and north into Quebec. The main line was double track from South Portland to Royal Junction, where it split into a "lower road" through Brunswick and Augusta and a "back road" through Lewiston which converged at Waterville into single track to Bangor and points east. Branch lines served the industrial center of Rumford, a resort hotel on Moosehead Lake, and coastal communities from Bath to Eastport.

At the end of 1970 it operated 921 miles (1,482 km) of road on 1,183 miles (1,904 km) of track; that year it reported 950 million ton-miles of revenue freight. The Maine Central remained independent until 1981, when it became part of what is now the Pan Am Railways network in 1981.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.


Item created by: bluedragon0 on 2017-12-19 22:22:26. Last edited by gdm on 2018-09-13 23:38:44

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