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N Scale - Trainworx - 57930 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Dual Axle, High Top Sleeper, Peterbilt, 379, Livestock Trailer, 50 Foot, Merrit Goldline

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N Scale - Trainworx - 57930 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Dual Axle, High Top Sleeper, Peterbilt, 379, Livestock Trailer, 50 Foot, Merrit Goldline


N Scale - Trainworx - 57930 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Dual Axle, High Top Sleeper, Peterbilt, 379, Livestock Trailer, 50 Foot, Merrit Goldline


Brand Trainworx
Stock Number 57930
Original Retail Price $38.95
Manufacturer Generic China
Image Credit Link
Body Style Trainworx Vehicle Semi Tractor Trailer
Paint Color(s) Black and Silver
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Announcement Date 2015-06-01
Release Date 2016-02-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Truck
Model Subtype Semi Tractor Trailer
Model Variety Dual Axle High Top Sleeper Peterbilt 379 with Livestock Trailer 50 Foot Merrit Goldline
Prototype Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Dual Axle, High Top Sleeper, Peterbilt, 379, Livestock Trailer, 50 Foot, Merrit Goldline
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Brand/Importer Information:
Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at www.train-worx.com. As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."

Manufacturer Information:
Most Chinese copies are locked in to a single manufacturer. This means I cannot simply call the factory in China that makes Atlas GP9's and ask them to run them for me under my new company name 'TroveStar Model Trains'. In order to protect the IP of the vendor that commissioned the model, the various Chinese factories try (at least somewhat) to restrict who can make what.

There are exceptions. When Sanda Kan first started developing rolling stock for Life-Like in the late 1980s, no such protection existed. As result the exact same models being imported by Life-Like were also being imported by Industrial Rail (and possibly others). Life-Like was not the only importer to be burned like this. Model Power developed cars in China to duplicate rolling stock toolings made in Europe and the US only to see those same models get imported by Life-Like.

It is perhaps the case that Industrial Rail got permission to import the Sanda Kan models from Life-Like or that Life-Like go permission from Model Power to bring in the PS-1's but it seems more likely that the factory managers in Southern China got greedy. But, you never know.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-14 19:29:08. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-06-25 17:48:46

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