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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 003004 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Holiday Car - 2015

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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 003004 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Holiday Car - 2015

Brand Eastern Seaboard Models
Stock Number 003004
Original Retail Price $36.95
Manufacturer Eastern Seaboard Models
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Eastern Seaboard Models GSC 60 Ton Well Car
Prototype Description Container Car, Well, GSC
Road or Company Name Holiday Car (Details)
Reporting Marks ESMX
Road or Reporting Number 2015
Additional Markings/Slogan Oh What Fun It Is To Ride
Paint Color(s) Red
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2016-02-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Well
Model Variety General Steel Castings

Model Information: ESM first released this model in May of 2015. The body and detail parts are injection molded plastic, while the well and underframe are diecast. Intricate and accurate detail includes a free-standing vertical brakewheel. These cars ride at the prototypically-correct height, with the well a mere ten scale inches above the rails. The model rides on Atlas' Barber S-2 friction-bearing truck frames fitted with Fox Valley Models 28" low-profile wheelsets, and features body-mounted Micro-TrainsĀ® #2001/2004 couplers.

Operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 10-inch radius is not recommended.

Prototype Description: General Steel Castings offered a 60-ton well car in its product line of one piece cast steel car bodies in 1958. The buyer railroads purchased the components and assembled the cars in their own shops.

Although at first glance the car appears to be similar to modern intermodal well cars, this car operated in the pre-intermodal era and was not used to transport containers. They were used to transport excess height fabricated objects. Large wheels and gears, steam ship propellers, large generators, etc.

Road Name History:
In the United States, "happy holidays" (along with the similarly generalized "season's greetings") has become a common holiday greeting in the public sphere of department stores, public schools and greeting cards. Its use is generally confined to the period between United States Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. The phrase "happy holidays" has been used as a Christmas greeting in the United States for more than 100 years.

Brand/Importer Information:
Eastern Seaboard Models was founded in 1987. They are a manufacturer of N scale reproductions of North American eastern railroad prototypes. The have both decorated other manufacturers' models as well as designed body styles of their own. They are located at PO Box 301, Waldwick, New Jersey 07463-0301 U.S.A.

Their 2016 lineup includes ready-to-run gondolas, well cars, hoppers, tank cars and boxcars. They also produce craftsman quality kits in their "Made in America" series. ESM products may be purchased directly from their website.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-03-05 09:07:24. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-21 15:32:48

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