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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51108-1 - Gondola, 65 Foot, Mill - The David J. Joseph Company - 9921

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Brand ExactRail
Stock Number EN-51108-1
Original Retail Price $24.95
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style ExactRail Gondola 66 Foot Mill Thrall
Prototype Vehicle Gondola, 65 Foot, Mill (Details)
Road or Company Name The David J. Joseph Company (Details)
Reporting Marks DJJX
Road or Reporting Number 9921
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) Sky Blue and White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 66 Foot
Model Variety Thrall 3564
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)

Model Information: Designed, engineered, and tooled in the United States, these models have factory installed Micro-Trains Line stock number 1015 couplers, narrow-style, body mounted draft gear boxes, with shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt detail, ExactRail's own Barber ASF 100 Ton Ride Control trucks, CNC machined 36" metal wheel-sets with steel axles, accurate lettering styles and logotypes, razor sharp printing, and true to life paint colors. This is a fairly basic model, although the molding is fine enough that it qualifies as a 3rd generation model. It lacks interior detail and doesn't have any separately applied detail other than the brake wheel. The paint detail on the trucks with the body mount couplers and nice quality wheels make it a very nice model (especially at this price), but you should likely add a load to it to make it look as good as it can.

One thing that puzzled me is that the website lists these as 'Thrall' Gondolas, whereas the individual packages denote them as the prototype being 'Trinity'. Apparently this is because the prototypes were originally made by Thrall, but Thrall is now (as of 2001) a subsidiary of Trinity Industries.

Prototype History:
Generally used to haul scrap metal and loose bulk materials, gondola cars vary in length and side heights. Mill Gondola cars are more commonly used for high-density commodities and have a flat bottom while regular Gondola cars are most commonly used for coal or crushed aggregates and can have a flat or tub bottom configuration.

Steel-sided 65' mill gondolas date back to at least the 1940s, however specialized rib-sided "mill" gondolas are a relatively modern design. These cars are intended for use with the steel trade, and they are used to transport just about anything that can be loaded using an overheard crane. They date from the 1970s forward.

Brand/Importer Information:
Dedicated to creating replicas that continue to define standards for precision and authenticity, through its unique expertise in mold creation and product design, Provo, Utah based ExactRail has produced some of the industry's most acclaimed models; true benchmarks for quality over the last decade.

With the N-Scale Series, ExactRail offers precision micro-tooled replicas in 1:160 scale. Each model features fine-scale detail, expert hand-assembly and the finest finish-work in the industry. ExactRail's N-scale Series offers enthusiasts innovative small scale replicas with unprecedented quality and design.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-22 01:27:32. Last edited by gdm on 2019-12-11 11:00:43

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