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N Scale - K*train - 1705-A - Tank Car, Wine Barrel - Norte - D.M.F. 8

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Stock Number 1705-A
Original Retail Price 16.50€
Brand K*train
Manufacturer K*train
Body Style K*train Tank Car Foudre Guard
Prototype Vehicle Tank Car, Wine Barrel (Details)
Road or Company Name Norte (Details)
Reporting Marks H. Guillot
Road or Reporting Number D.M.F. 8
Paint Color(s) Green w. Black roof
Print Color(s) White
Additional Markings/Slogan Vagones Foudres
H. Guillot
San Sebastian
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2018-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Wine Barrel
Model Variety Covered, with guard hut
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch II (1920-1945)
Scale 1/160

Prototype History:
Wine barrel cars are freight cars with wooden wine barrels installed on them. They can be referred to as foudre, from the French term for these large wine barrels. A two-barrel car was designated as bi-foudre.

This special type of tank wagon was set up by private wine merchants from several continental European countries. Most of these cars were built in the first quarter of the 20th century. Due to regular thefts and high repair costs, they were later manufactured in a closed construction, partly with roof domes. From the 1960s, they were replaced by tank cars.

Road Name History:
The Compañía de los Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España - Railroad company of the North of Spain - (CCHNE or simply known as Norte) was a Spanish railway company created by public deed on December 29, 1858. Its network was one of the largest in Spain, until it was nationalized in 1941, being integrated into the Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (RENFE) - the national Spanish railways .

Read more on Wikipedia (in Spanish) and on (in Spanish).

Brand/Importer Information:
K*train is a Spanish company that began its journey at the end of 2000 with the purpose of covering the gaps that the Spanish railway models have until now, thus satisfying the needs and desires of fans of this hobby.
K*train is located in Gijón (Asturias).

Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-11-04 03:55:34. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-11-04 03:59:00

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