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N Scale - Prairie Shadows - 4065 - Flatcar, 70-ton, Bulkhead - Finlay Forest Industries - 173042

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N Scale - Prairie Shadows - 4065 - Flatcar, 70-ton, Bulkhead - Finlay Forest Industries - 173042 Image Courtesy of Pacific Western Rail Systems
Image Courtesy of Prairie Shadows/Rapido Trains Inc.
Different road number shown

Brand Prairie Shadows
Stock Number 4065
Original Retail Price $29.99
Commissioned By Prairie Shadows
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Flatcar 70-ton Bulkhead
Prototype Flatcar, Bulkhead (Details)
Prototype Description Flatcar, 70-ton, Bulkhead
Road or Company Name Finlay Forest Industries (Details)
Reporting Marks FFIX
Road or Reporting Number 173042
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2013-03-13
Release Date 2015-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 70 ton
Model Variety Bulkhead
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160

Model Information: The bulkhead flatcar was built by Hawker-Siddeley's Trenton Works in 1974 for CN as well as DW&P and BC Rail.
This prototypically accurate model includes:
  • Etched ladders applied at the factory
  • Full underbody detail
  • Die-cast frame for optimum weight
  • Body mounted Micro-Trains couplers
  • Blackened metal wheelsets
  • Correct ride height
  • Accurate paint and lettering

Prototype History:
Among the earliest types of freight cars, flatcars continue to serve as a valuable part of railroading. Flatcars are used to move a wide variety of loads which do not require protection from weather. These cars, are constructed with steel underframes, wood floors and stake pockets on the sides and ends for fastening tie-downs that keep loads from shifting.

Bulkhead flat cars are a specialized type of flatcar designed which includes reinforced end-walls (bulkheads) to prevent loads from shifting past the ends of the car.

Road Name History:
Finlay Forest Industries (FFI) was established in 1970 as a joint venture between Cattermole Timber and two Japanese firms, Jujo Paper and Sumitomo Forestry. In 1980, operations were purchased by British Columbia Forest Products (BCFP). Slocan Forest Products Ltd. and Donohue Inc. acquired FFI in 1994 as equal co-owners. In 1999, Donohue Inc. completed an $80 million takeover of Finlay Forest Industries This was followed in 2000, by a $7.1 billion takeover of all Donohue's operations, including their Mackenzie holdings, by Abitibi-Consolidated. As part of this acquisition, FFI was dissolved as a company with operations now under the Abitibi-Consolidated brand.

Abitibi-Consolidated operated the two sawmills, including their associated planer mills, the paper mill, and a steam/power plant until 2008 when the 2008 Recession shutdown all manufacturing operations.

Conifex Timber purchased all assets in 2010 and presently operates one sawmill.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
We focus on quality not quantity. Fair prices and fantastic service are our top priority, but special runs and exclusive items are what set us apart!

It is my hope we can help you make the most of our wonderful hobby. - Jeff Arnold

Commissioner Information: Prairie Shadows Model Railway Co. is a small model railway supply company located in Winnipeg, MB, and owned by Jeff Arnold. They pride themselves in providing solid service and fair prices.
They commissioned several exclusive N scale models to Rapido Trains Inc.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-06-04 15:31:33. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-26 15:48:43

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