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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-48 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door, No Roofwalk - N Scale Collector - 502

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Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 02-48
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk
Road/Company Name N Scale Collector
Additional Markings/Slogan United We Stand
Reporting Marks DODX
Road/Reporting Number 502
Paint Color(s) Light Brown
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Annual Membership Car
Series Release/Issue Number 2
Release Date 2002-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door, No Roofwalk
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: N Scale Collector Society second annual membership car.

Body Style Information: Model: Introduction: July 1996. This body style (074) has no roof walk and short ladders.

Unlike the traditional "sliding" door, the plug door system closes with a final inward movement (similar to most van sliding doors) that seals the door flush with the interior of the boxcar. This provides a much better seal than the sliding door boxcar. A rotating lever on the door activates a gear system to "plug" and "unplug" the door.

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.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

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 2016-04-20 17:26:42. Last edited by gdm on 2017-08-10 11:40:16

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