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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 469 00 121 - Container, 53 Foot, Corrugated - APL Logistics - 5353785

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 469 00 121 - Container, 53 Foot, Corrugated - APL Logistics - 5353785 Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Stock Number 469 00 121
Secondary Stock Number 469 00 121
Original Retail Price $16.95
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Micro-Trains 469 Container 53 Foot CIMC
Prototype Vehicle Container, 53 Foot, Corrugated (Details)
Road or Company Name APL Logistics (Details)
Reporting Marks APDU
Road or Reporting Number 5353785
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Wheel Profile Standard
Announcement Date 2018-07-01
Release Date 2018-07-01
Item Category Container
Model Type Intermodal
Model Subtype 53 Foot
Model Variety Dry, Rib Side
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: These 53’ corrugated containers with vertical ribs on front end are blue with white lettering. Owned by Japan-based transportation company APL Logistics, these 53’ corrugated containers are used to transport many types of commodities. With over 6,000 53’ containers in the APL fleet, it is common to see them across the United States rail network riding one above the other aboard “double-stack” well cars.

Model Information: Introduced by Micro-Trains Line in May of 2016. The CIMC 53 foot corrugated dry containers can be found in most any intermodal yard or riding in long strings of well cars today. Designed specifically for domestic traffic, most large shipping companies have fleets of these containers providing safe, efficient regional transportation. These containers are mostly used in North America as they do not possess the structural strength required for use in ocean transportation.

Prototype History:
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.

Unlike 20ft and 40ft shipping containers | storage containers, 53ft shipping containers | storage containers are not utilized for international shipping. They are used primarily for domestic over the road and rail service. High Cube shipping containers are 9ft 6in tall on the exterior. They are 1ft taller than standard height containers. They are also 8ft 6in wide, making them 6in wider than standard containers as well. They are commonly made from 14-gauge corrugated steel. They typically have lockable double doors on one end. They are commonly equipped with 1-1/8” thick marine plywood flooring on the interior.

53ft high cube shipping containers | storage containers are perfect for commercial, industrial and rural storage applications.

Some of this text is from Wikipedia

Road Name History:
APL (formerly American President Line) offers a comprehensive suite of services extending from international freight forwarding to both origin and destination services, including freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. We employ innovative Information Technology (IT) to deliver maximum supply chain efficiency, visibility and control. APL Logistics is a Singapore-based global cargo transportation and logistics company. APL, along with its parent company CMA CGM, is the world's third-largest container transportation and shipping company, providing more than 80 weekly services. APL operates a container-ship fleet, including 153 container vessels.

The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was founded in 1848. In 1912, Congress banned ships owned by railroads from using the Panama Canal, and so Pacific Mail was sold to W. R. Grace and Company, where it operated as a subsidiary from 1916 till 1925, when the company's trans-Pacific fleet was bought over by the Dollar Shipping Company for $5,625,000 in cash. In August of 1938, the United States Maritime Commission judged the company unsound and assumed control over it, appointing William Gibbs McAdoo to succeed R. Stanley Dollar and Joseph R. Sheehan as the new president of the line. The first item of business was an amendment to the corporate charter, renaming the line as "American President Lines". In 2009, APL moved to a new headquarters in Singapore. Previously, APL had been based in Oakland, California.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: gdm on 2018-07-01 20:34:39. Last edited by gdm on 2020-06-09 07:31:11

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