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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 31000 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Undecorated

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 31000 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Undecorated Image used with permission by owner


N Scale - Micro-Trains - 31000 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Undecorated Image used with permission by owner


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 31000
Secondary Stock Number 031 00 000
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 (Details)
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Plastic Wheels With Steel Axle
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 1974-09-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety PS-1
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: This model is based on the mid-1960s Pullman Standard 50 foot boxcar prototype. It has a roofwalk and a single sliding door.

Prototype History: The Pullman Standard or PS-1 design was one of the most popular and was widely used by North American railroads. These boxcars were built beginning in 1947 and share the same basic design, with certain elements such as door size, door style or roof type varying among the different railroads and production years. When production of these cars ceased in 1963, over 100,000 had been produced.

The original PS-1 measured 40 foot in length, but Pullman Standard also offered 50′ and later 60′ boxcars – also with the PS-1 designation.

Road Name History: Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.



Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information: 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.


Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-24 10:58:05. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-28 10:41:06

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