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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-01601L - Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 - Central Soya - 3379

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Stock Number 0001-01601L
Secondary Stock Number 1601L
Original Retail Price $6.98
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000
Prototype Vehicle Tank Car, Single Dome, Taki 3000 (Details)
Road or Company Name Central Soya (Details)
Reporting Marks PTLX
Road or Reporting Number 3379
Paint Color(s) Silver, Red and Blue
Print Color(s) Blue and Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1979-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 47 Foot
Model Variety Chemical
Prototype Region Japan
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/150



Model Information: This tank car is a regular inclusion in Kato freight starter sets. It also appears in mixed freight box sets. It is a nice model and sports low-profile chemically blackened wheels. The roof detail is excellent and these are durable and nice looking runners. The model (as explained to me by the Kato USA rep at the last ARS show I attended in January 2018) is of a Japanese prototype. Further research proved this is correct and that it is in fact a model of a Taki 3000 car from the late 1950s.

Despite the fact that it is a model of a Japanese JNR fright car, it has been used both by Kato and by Con-Cor to stand in for various North American prototypes carrying livery for everything from Domino Sugar to Amoco Oil

Prototype History:
The Taki 3000 Tank Car was built in the period of 1947-1964 with 1,594 cars and operated all over Japan. It is specialized for loading gasoline. It was not imported for use in North America.


Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-10-26 15:23:16. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-21 13:25:41

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