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N Scale - BLMA - 12257 - Spine Car, 53 Foot, 3-Unit, Trinity, RAF53C - TTX Trailer Train - 355008

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Stock Number 12257
Original Retail Price $84.95
Brand BLMA
Manufacturer BLMA
Body Style BLMA Container Car Trinity 3-Unit Spine Car
Prototype Vehicle Flatcar, Spine (Details)
Prototype Spine Car, 53 Foot, 3-Unit, Trinity, RAF53C
Road or Company Name TTX Trailer Train (Details)
Reporting Marks TTAX
Road or Reporting Number 355008
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Black and White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2010-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Spine
Model Variety 3-Unit Trinity RAF53C
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: RAF53C
R - Trinity
A - Articulating
F - Flat
53 - length
C - phase

Model Information: This BLMA model features: 3-Car Set; Ready-To-Run; Die-Cast Metal and Plastic; Fine-Scale Detail All Around; Chemically Etched Walkways; Accurately Painted/Printed; Prototypical Ride Height; Collapsed or Raised Hitches; BLMA 70-Ton ASF Ride Control Trucks; BLMA 33" Metal Wheels; Body-Mounted Micro-Trains Couplers.

Prototype History:
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of bogeys under each end . The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flatcars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck.

Spine cars, trailer on flat car, or piggy back cars allow two 28.5-foot (8.69 m) trailer pups or one semi-trailer up to 57 feet (17.37 m) to be carried. They usually come in articulated sets of 5 or 3..

From Wikipedia

Prototype Description: Spine cars are one of the most recognizable freight cars on the rails today. Named after their simple, spine-like appearance, these versatile cars carry anything from highway trailers, to international, corrugated containers.

Road Name History:
TTX Company (formerly Trailer Train until 1991) is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. TTX's pool of railcars (over 220,000 cars and intermodal wells) is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy and other markets where flatcars, boxcars and gondolas are required.

Owned by North America's leading railroads, TTX's free-running pools provide fungible assets that minimize total empty miles, further lowering costs and minimizing risk for the industry, helping the railroads conserve their capital for other critical infrastructure needs. Customers easily recognize TTX's bright yellow cars as a consistent, high quality, well-maintained fleet that serves many transportation needs.

Brand/Importer Information:
BLMA Models was founded in July of 2000 to bring Z, N, and HO Scale products of superior quality and originality to the model train community. At BLMA Models, we understand that quality and accuracy count in producing realistic scale models. Our passion revolves around accuracy, diversity, innovation and satisfaction to prototype model railroaders by providing exceptional products and service that goes beyond your expectations.

BLMA was acquired by Atlas Model Railroad in January of 2016.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-05 21:01:53

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