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N Scale - Faller - 272840 - Container, Intermodal, 48 Foot, Rib Side - Genstar - 482986

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N Scale - Faller - 272840 - Container, Intermodal, 48 Foot, Rib Side - Genstar - 482986 Image courtesy of Faller GmbH

N Scale - Faller - 272840 - Container, Intermodal, 48 Foot, Rib Side - Genstar - 482986

Brand Faller
Stock Number 272840
Secondary Stock Number Walthers 933-3458
Original Retail Price 9.79€
Manufacturer Faller
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Faller Container 48 Foot Rib-Side
Prototype Description Container, Intermodal, 48 Foot, Rib Side
Road or Company Name Genstar (Details)
Reporting Marks GCEU
Road or Reporting Number 482986
Additional Markings/Slogan A GE Capital Company
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Blue
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Container
Model Type Intermodal
Model Subtype 48 Foot
Model Variety Rib Side
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4104090728403

Specific Item Information: Actual model as per 2nd photo above, same as Walthers 933-3458, with road number #4805260

Model Information: Standard steel containers available separately, with different loading capacity, paints and inscriptions, allowing the quick and easy transshipment and transport of goods by rail, on lorries or on ship. When stored piled up on each other these sturdy large containers impressively put stations and terminals into the limelight as points of intersection in the international goods traffic.

Prototype Description: An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport ? from ship to rail to truck ? without unloading and reloading their cargo. Intermodal containers are primarily used to store and transport materials and products efficiently and securely in the global containerized intermodal freight transport system, but smaller numbers are in regional use as well. These containers are known under a number of names, such as simply container, cargo or freight container, ISO container, shipping, sea or ocean container, container van or (Conex) box, sea or c can.

The 48-foot (14.63 m) shipping container is a High Cube container in that it is 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m) tall on the exterior. It is 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) wide which makes it 6 inches (15 cm) wider than ISO-standard containers. This size was introduced by container shipping company APL in 1986, and is used domestically in North America on road and rail, and may be transported on deck by ship. This size being 8 feet (2.44 m) longer and 6 inches (15 cm) wider has 29% more cubic capacity than the standard 40-ft High Cube, yet the cost to move it by truck or rail are almost the same.

Brand/Importer Information:
Faller is a German toy company founded in Stuttgart in 1946 by brothers Edwin and Hermann Faller. The company later relocated to the brothers' home town of Gütenbach in the Black Forest.

Faller now specializes in making scenery, plastic model kits and other accessories for model railroads but has manufactured a range of toys during its history, such as model aeroplane kits, the Auto Motor Sport (AMS) slot car racing sets and die-cast model cars. Their modern product line includes railway structures, houses and commercial buildings, bridges, amusement rides and terrain accessories in H0, N, TT and Z scales, as well as the Car System. Since 1997 Faller also owns the Pola brand, which is now solely devoted to G scale structures.

Faller's older toys and models can be highly collectable today, together with their early product catalogues.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-01-06 13:17:54. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-02-02 13:26:56

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