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N Scale - Minitrix - 15225 - Tank Car, No Dome, Petroleum, Zans - Aral - 33 80 785 3 976-8

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Stock Number 15225
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Tank Car No Dome Ribside
Prototype Vehicle Tank Car, No Dome, Petroleum, Zans (Details)
Road or Company Name Aral (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 33 80 785 3 976-8
Paint Color(s) White and Blue
Print Color(s) White
Additional Markings/Slogan Alles Super
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 2001-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype No Dome
Model Variety Ribside
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch V (1985-2000)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
Tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

The Zans petroleum railcar: The tank wagon is designed for the transportation of liquid chemical and petroleum products compliant with the tank code L4BH. The optimized tare weight and the payload capability leads to an effective transportation of medium density petroleum products (i.e. diesel). Different loading and unloading equipment fitted on the tank, can be adapted in accordance with customer requirements. The wagon design meets the requirements of RID, TSI, EN, UIC standards and has TEN RIV marking for traffic peration.

Capabilities: The tank is loaded/filled through the dome (fitted with flap cover secured with 4 screws). The tank is discharged through the lower side, through the discharge pipe DN 100. Bottom valve is operated through a mechanical bilateral operating device.

Road Name History:
Aral is a brand of automobile fuels and petrol stations, present in Germany and Luxembourg, but formerly used in most countries of Western and Central Europe. The company behind the brand name, Aral AG (previously Veba Öl AG), is owned by BP, but was established in 1898 as Westdeutsche Benzol-Verkaufs-Vereinigung GmbH. The Aral brand was introduced in 1924 and is a portmanteau of the German words "Aromaten" and "Aliphaten", alluding to the aromatic and aliphatic components found in gasoline, respectively.

On 15 July 2001 it was agreed that 51% of the stakes in Veba Öl AG would be acquired by Deutsche BP AG. Beginning 1 February 2002 the acquisition was completed. The Aral brand name was retained, and 650 BP stations in Germany were rebranded to Aral.[1] 6 BP branded filling stations remained operational in Germany to protect the company's rights to the name, while elsewhere, as Poland and Austria, the Aral stations were switched to BP. In some countries the Aral national chains were sold. Aral's slogan is "Alles super".

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-19 11:01:22

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