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Broadway Limited - 3663 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Single Door - Peoria & Eastern - 3823, 3824, 3832, 3833

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3663 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Single Door - Peoria & Eastern - 3823, 3824, 3832, 3833 Image Courtesy of Broadway Limited Imports
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Stock Number3663
Original Retail Price$99.99
BrandBroadway Limited
ManufacturerBroadway Limited Imports
Body StyleBroadway Limited Boxcar 40 Foot Steel NYC 486
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
Prototype VehicleBoxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Single Door (Details)
Road or Company NamePeoria & Eastern (Details)
Road or Reporting Number3823, 3824, 3832, 3833
Paint Color(s)Boxcar Red
Print Color(s)White
Additional Markings/SloganNew York Central
Coupler TypeGeneric Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Count4
Multipack ID Number3663
Release Date2018-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype40 Foot
Model VarietySteel NYC 486
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)

Model Information: Brodway Limited launched this model in January of 2018. It is a full 3rd generation model priced appropriately at $29.99 for singles $99.99 for 4-packs (which makes the 4-packs a bargain). It features metal wheels, body-mount couplers and enough detail parts to make most modelers and collectors feel they are getting their money's worth. Of special note is the fact that these feature opening doors. Operating doors are a bit of a rarity outside of Micro-Trains releases and it is nice to see other manufacturers note that modelers like these! Furthermore, I took my finger and tried to pop out the doors to test the reliability. These doors are in there well. That is not always the case as other manufacturers' operating doors sometimes come off at the least amount of jarring.

The model has a nice heft to it and the wheels run smoothly on Kato Unitrack. These two features can make operators/runners happy that these cars will track well. They feature MTL-lookalike couplers. Never as good as the real thing in my opinion but they cut a couple of dollars off the price and these appear to be relatively well-made clones.

The print quality and rivet placement both look good to my untrained eye. The color looks accurate and the underframe details are awesome. These cars feature a die-cast underframe with a plastic skeleton affixed to it. The result is an underframe that others should be jealous of. I know, I know - who looks at an underframe? I do, and when I see a half-hearted effort, I will call it out.

The features are: Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled; Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes; Many separately applied details including hand rails; Detailed underbody & brake system; Composition: ABS; Minimum Operating Radius: 9.75 in.
Prototype History:
Steel boxcars became a common site in the post-WWII period (also known as the transition era). Steel construction resulted in a lighter, lower-maintenance car that was less expensive to acquire and operate. The economies of scale that happened during the war along with a cessation of orders from the military resulted in a plentiful, inexpensive source of metal and aluminum for the railcar manufacturers which in turn led a complete replacement of the aging wood-sheathed fleets with new steel cars.
Road Name History:
P&E was established in 1890 with the combination of several smaller lines to create a route between Indianapolis, Indiana and and Pekin, just down river from Peoria, Illinois. Big Four (the Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis, which itself was controlled by New York Central) later purchased control of P&E. Although NYC first leased then merged Big Four, the P&E retained a separate identity to a large extent. Steam locomotives received NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM lettering on the tenders but were sub-lettered for P&E. Freight cars had the NYC System oval logo but Peoria & Eastern lettering with P&E reporting marks. This pattern carried on into the diesel era. P&E maintained their semi-separate identity through the Penn Central merger of 1968. The collapse of Penn Central also brought down the P&E which was rolled into Conrail in 1976.
Brand/Importer Information:
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC defines itself as "the world's foremost producer of top-quality HO and N scale model trains".

The company was founded in 2002 and introduced its first N scale model in 2009.

Broadway Limited Imports is composed of a team of 15 fun loving individuals who are dedicated to creating the most realistic model railroading experience possible, with the best customer service possible.

The Broadway Limited Imports headquarters is located in Ormond Beach, Florida at 9 East Tower Circle. It's just under an hour's drive from Disney World.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-02 08:33:50

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