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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-65 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Central Oregon & Pacific - 351

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-65 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Central Oregon & Pacific - 351

N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-65 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Central Oregon & Pacific - 351 An image of the prototype.

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 02-65
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By NSC
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1
Road/Company Name Central Oregon & Pacific
Reporting Marks CORP
Road/Reporting Number 351
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Banquet Car
Series Release/Issue Number 10
Release Date 2002-06-01
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: Presented as a banquet attendee "Gift Car" during the 2002 N Scale Collector convention in Medford, Oregon.

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).

Road/Company Information:
The Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark CORP) is a Class II railroad operating between Northern California and Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was previously a mainline owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) between Eugene and Weed, California (north of Redding, California) via Medford, Oregon. SP sold the route on December 31, 1994, in favor of using its route to Eugene via Klamath Falls, Oregon and Cascade Summit.

The mainline of the CORP is 389 miles (626 km). CORP is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, which acquired the railroad as part of its acquisition with RailAmerica in late 2012.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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 17:44:15. Last edited by gdm on 2017-08-12 15:05:52

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