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N Scale - Bachmann - 24004 - Passenger Train, Steam, North American, Old Time - Painted/Unlettered - Prairie Flyer

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N Scale - Bachmann - 24004 - Passenger Train, Steam, North American, Old Time - Painted/Unlettered - Prairie Flyer
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Stock Number 24004
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Train Set
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Train, Steam, North American, Old Time (Details)
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Road or Reporting Number Prairie Flyer
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number 24004
Item Category Starter Sets
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 4-4-0 American
Model Variety 4-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era I: Early Steam (1835 - 1900)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 4-4-0 Steam locomotive with three passenger coaches, track and transformer.

Prototype History:
Passenger train service has been around as long as the railroad itself. In general, early passenger trains, especially during the railroad industry's early years, were relatively dangerous. While steam allowed for faster, and a more efficient means of transportation, this did not necessarily translate into a safer way of travel. Our country’s first railroads like the B&O, Mohawk & Hudson, Albany & Schenectady, South Carolina Canal & Railroad, and others used mostly trial and error in learning what worked and what did not which, unfortunately, sometimes resulted in injuries or deaths. To make matters worse, shoddy construction practices and lack of government oversight, as railroads raced to build new rail lines and rapidly expand their networks, caused numerous deaths and injuries in the 19th century. For instance, early railroad roadbed practices involved using simple large stones to support the track structure, which quickly sank into the soil. This caused tracks to go out of alignment causing derailments. Also, the early rail designs of iron strap rails on wooden track caused deadly “snake heads” when they worked loose, disintegrating the wooden floors of passenger cars, sometimes killing the occupants inside.

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-13 08:24:14. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-05-13 16:12:55

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