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N Scale - K*train - 1705-B - Tank Car, Wine Barrel - Renfe - PK-10060

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Stock Number1705-B
Original Retail Price$16.50
BrandK*train
ManufacturerK*train
Body StyleK*train Tank Car Foudre Guard
Prototype VehicleTank Car, Wine Barrel (Details)
Road or Company NameRenfe (Details)
Reporting MarksPedro Masana
Road or Reporting NumberPK-10060
Paint Color(s)Red w. Black roof
Print Color(s)White
Additional Markings/SloganPedro Masana
Vinos
Barcelona
Coupler TypeRapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date2018-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeTank Car
Model SubtypeWine Barrel
Model VarietyCovered, with guard hut
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraEU Epoch II (1920 - 1945)
Scale1/160



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:
Renfe Operadora (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈreɱfe opeɾaˈðoɾa]) is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 21⁄32 in) Iberian gauge, the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge and the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias—Railway Infrastructure Administration).

The name "Renfe" is derived from that of the former Spanish National Railway Network, RENFE (acronym of Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles—National Network of Spanish Railways) created on 24 January 1941 with the nationalisation of Spain's railways. As per EU Directive 91/440, RENFE was divided into Renfe-Operadora (operations) and ADIF (infrastructure) on 1 January 2005.

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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 04:03:49

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