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Life-Like - 111108 - Engine, Diesel, GP7 - Algoma Central - 161

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N Scale - Life-Like - 111108 - Engine, Diesel, GP7 - Algoma Central - 161
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Commissioned ByHobbycraft Canada
Stock Number111108
Tertiary Stock Number111008C
Original Retail Price$95.00
BrandLife-Like
ManufacturerLife-Like
Body StyleLife-Like Diesel Engine GP7
PrototypeEngine, Diesel, GP7
Road or Company NameAlgoma Central (Details)
Road or Reporting Number161
Paint Color(s)Maroon and Grey w. Yellow Stripe
Print Color(s)Yellow
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileStandard
DCC ReadinessNo
Release Date2001-09-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeEMD
Model VarietyGP7



Model Information: Life-Like Canada (Hobbycraft Canada) introduced this model in 2001.
More information needed.
DCC Information: The model is not DCC-Ready.
Road Name History:
The Algoma Central Railway (reporting mark AC) is a railway in Northern Ontario that operates between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst. It formerly also had a branch line to Michipicoten. The area served by the railway is sparsely populated, with few roads. The railway is well known for its Agawa Canyon tour train and also provides passenger train service along its entire route to canoeists, snowmobilers, cottagers and tourists accessing this wilderness recreation region. The railway connects at its northernmost point with the Ontario Northland Railway and with CN's eastern division to the south. It also intersects with the Canadian Pacific Railway at Franz, ON and with the Huron Central Railway at its southernmost point in the Sault.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Life-Like Products LLC (now Life-Like Toy and Hobby division of Wm. K. Walthers) was a manufacturer of model railroad products and was based in Baltimore, Maryland.

It was founded in the 1950s by a company that pioneered extruded foam ice chests under the Lifoam trademark. Because ice chests are a summer seasonal item, the company needed a way to keep the factory operating year round. As model railroading was becoming popular in the post-war years, they saw this as an opportunity and so manufactured extruded foam tunnels for model trains. Over the years, Life-Like expanded into other scenery items, finally manufacturing rolling stock beginning in the late 1960s. At some point in the early 1970s, Life-Like purchased Varney Inc. and began to produce the former Varney line as its own.

The Canadian distributor for Life-Like products, Canadian Hobbycraft, saw a missing segment in market for Canadian model prototypes, and started producing a few Canadian models that were later, with a few modifications, offered in the US market with US roadnames.

In 2005, the company, now known as Lifoam Industries, LLC, decided to concentrate on their core products of extruded foam and sold their model railroad operations to Wm. K. Walthers.

In June 2018, Atlas and Walthers announced to have reached an agreement under which all Walthers N scale rolling stock tooling, including the former Life-Like tooling, will be purchased by Atlas.

Read more on Wikipedia and The Train Collectors Association.
Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-01-14 06:34:05. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-08-17 09:38:45

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