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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 92-21A - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - Delco Area Railroaders in N - 2-Pack

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Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC 92-21A
Original Retail Price $27.50
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment
Prototype Vehicle Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name Delco Area Railroaders in N (Details)
Reporting Marks DARN
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Mixed
Model Subtype Special Run
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number NSC 92-21A
Release Date 1992-01-01



Specific Item Information: Packaged with models bearing basic paint schemes, the 175 individually serial numbered sets were produced to commemorate DARN's 5th anniversary. Road numbers: 592 and 870092.

Prototype History:
A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. 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.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-07 14:21:59. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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