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N Scale - Life-Like - 111007 - Engine, Diesel, GP7 - Mattagami - 168

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Commissioned ByHobbycraft Canada
Stock Number111007
Tertiary Stock Number111007C / 11007
Original Retail Price$95.00
BrandLife-Like
ManufacturerLife-Like
Body StyleLife-Like Diesel Engine GP7
PrototypeEngine, Diesel, GP7
Road or Company NameMattagami (Details)
Road or Reporting Number168
Paint Color(s)Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s)Black
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 Mattagami Railroad was a Canadian railway that operated 3.3 miles (5.3 km) of track in Ontario for freight and passenger services from 1927 to 1998 with the passenger service ending in 1966. The road was taken over by Ontario Northland. They operated from the National Transcontinental Railway's mainline to a mill owned by Abitibi Fibre company in Smooth Rock Falls.
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 06:42:06. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-05-16 23:26:36

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