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N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4880-440 - Box Car, 40 Foot, Steel - National Cylinder Gas - 1007

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Stock Number 4880-440
Secondary Stock Number 4880
Original Retail Price $1.75
Brand Aurora Postage Stamp
Manufacturer Roco
Body Style Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel
Prototype Box Car, 40 Foot, Steel
Road or Company Name National Cylinder Gas (Details)
Reporting Marks GAOX
Road or Reporting Number 1007
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1967-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel
Scale 1/160
Track Gauge N standard



Model Information: These cars were made by Roco under contract for Trix for the Minitrix product line. This car has been imported by Aurora, Model Power, and directly by Minitrix under their own label as well as by Aurora under the "Postage Stamp" label (Aurora and Model Power). The same cars were available both individually as well as parts of sets. This body style represents the single-sliding-door version.

Brand/Importer Information:
In 1967, Aurora Plastics Corporation started importing the Minitrix N Scale product line. These trains were marketed as Postage Stamp Trains. It was a bold entry into what would become a very active market in the new N-Scale model train market. The basic starter set took advantage of N-Scale’s small size by packaging everything necessary for a small model railroad in a book-like box. The larger starter sets were packaged in more conventional boxes. Aurora went out of business in 1977.

The Body styles of this product line were made in Austria by Roco, imported into the United States by Minitrix and then rebranded by Aurora. Some of the exact same molds were also produced by Roco for Atlas who branded them using their own name.

A lot of information can be found on All about Aurora Postage Stamp Trains web site by David K. Smith.

Manufacturer Information:
The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. Heinz Rössler and started with a plastic Minitanks series of military vehicles. After export to the USA became successful, the model line was expanded with model trains in HO scale and the smaller N scale. TT scale was also subsequently added to the product line. The model rail product line covers many European countries including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, and also the USA.

On July 15, 2005 ROCO Modellspielwaren GmbH was declared bankrupt. From July 25 the company continues as Modelleisenbahn GmbH, but still uses the Roco brand and associated logo. On October 1, 2007, distribution of the 'Minitank' product series was assigned to the German model car manufacturer Herpa.

Since February 2008 Modelleisenbahn also owns Fleischmann, which like Roco had gone bankrupt. The two companies continue as separate brands under Modelleisenbahn GmbH, while benefiting from economies of scale through joined development projects, marketing and procurement.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-19 17:13:40. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-05-12 15:31:02

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