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Con-Cor - 1681E - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Grain Loading - Smucker's - 3326

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 1681E - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Grain Loading - Smucker
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Stock Number1681E
Original Retail Price$3.75
Body StyleCon-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Grain
Prototype VehicleBoxcar, 50 Foot, Grain Loading (Details)
Road or Company NameSmucker's (Details)
Reporting MarksSMUX
Road or Reporting Number3326
Paint Color(s)Green
Print Color(s)Red and Black
Additional Markings/SloganPreserves
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date1979-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype50 Foot
Model VarietyGrain Loading
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)

Specific Item Information: CON-COR molded into bottom of frame.
Model Information: This model appears in the 1979 JMC catalog but not the 1973. I suspect it was introduced around 1976, but I would love confirmation. It was produced in Con-Cor's NEW Jersey facility and features a die-cast underframe and a standard 1st-generation injection-molded body. The tooling was likely moved to China as at least one modern Christmas Car was produced with this tooling.
Prototype History:
Grain-Loading boxcars were variations on standardized boxcars built with specialized doors. Grain doors were the term used for the wooden, or in later years cardboard inserts mounted inside the regular doors to keep the grain from spilling out when the main door was opened. These allowed any suitable car to be used in grain service.

These cars were typically rebuilt from older cars and modified such that the door was boarded up from the inside and the grain was blown in over the top of the boards. These cars were all made obsolete by the appearance of specialized covered hoppers in the 1980s. At this point some of these cars were adapted for MOW service.
Road Name History:
The J. M. Smucker Company, also known as Smucker, is an American manufacturer of food products in North America. Headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, the company was founded in 1897 as a maker of apple butter. J.M. Smucker currently has three major business units: consumer foods, pet foods, and coffee. Its flagship brand, Smucker's, produces fruit preserves, peanut butter, syrups, frozen crustless sandwiches, and ice cream toppings.
Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.
Item created by: gdm on 2018-02-01 09:19:11. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-07-08 10:50:42

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