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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-99A - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Brooklyn Locomotive Works - 1988

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-99A - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Brooklyn Locomotive Works - 1988 An image of the prototype.


Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number BLW-99A
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1
Road/Company Name Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Reporting Marks BLW
Road/Reporting Number 1988
Paint Color(s) Azure Blue
Paint Scheme 10th Anniversary 1978 - 1988
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Plastic Wheels With Steel Axle
Wheel Profile Standard
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, PS-1
Prototype Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: A Kadee Micro-Trains model that was decorated by Aksarben Hobby Company.

Body Style Information: This is Micro-Trains first body style. It was introduced in 1972. Its is a model of a Pullman-Standard PS-1 boxcar from circa 1957. Micro-Trains does not market it as a PS-1 so as to allow themselves some latitude so they can use this car to model non-PS prototypes. Hundreds of different releases have used this body style in various paint schemes and road names. It is not a model of a "modern" steel boxcar as the length (40 foot) and the roofwalk are typical of the transition era (1939 - 1957).

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.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-08 05:40:08. Last edited by gdm on 2017-01-04 06:01:24

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