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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160601 - Gondola, Woodchip - Apache - 1532

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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160601 - Gondola, Woodchip - Apache - 1532


Brand Deluxe Innovations
Stock Number 160601
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Deluxe Innovations Gondola Woodchip
Prototype Gondola, Woodchip (Details)
Road or Company Name Apache (Details)
Reporting Marks APA
Road or Reporting Number 1532
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2001-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype Wood Chip
Model Variety Shallow Rib
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model comes in both "Smoothside" and "Shallow-Rib" variations.

Prototype History:
Although they are one of the lightest loads carried by rail, they require one of the biggest cars! Wood chips are big business for today's saw mills and lumber operations. Once burned as scrap or fuel-on-site, these by-products of the lumber industry are purchased by paper companies and used to make paper.

Specially designed for the pulp and paper industry, these cars can hold up to 6,800 cubic feet of pulpwood chips. Open-top gondolas without doors, end doors or bottom gates are designed for top loading. Unloading can be performed by top, end or bottom, depending on car design.

Road Name History:
The Apache Railway was built in 1917 from a connection with the Santa Fe’s transcon mainline in Holbrook, Arizona to the forests to the south. Before 1984, the line ran about 80 miles south of Holbrook to McNary. The line was built to haul timber from the McNary area to an on line sawmill and a large paper mill in Snowflake (about 38 miles from Holbrook.) The APA was best known for it’s all-Alco diesel fleet. By 1984, the timber within reach of the railroad had been cut and the line south of Snowflake was abandoned. The paper mill closed in 2012 and the future looked a little grim for this line. It has since been sold twice but saved from abandonment. Much of the current traffic consists of animal feed.

Brand/Importer Information:
DeLuxe Innovations is a "wholesale manufacturer" of model trains. We manufacture scale replica train models and sell them to hobby shops and distributors worldwide. 2013 marked the 20 year anniversary of DeLuxe Innovations brand trains. There are over 25 body styles in our product line and all of the cars in our single and multi-car packs have different road numbers. DeLuxe Innovations, Inc. is owned by Dave Ferrari, founder of Squeak N Products. We are located in Midland Park, New Jersey. When Dave purchased the business it was located in Burbank, California which would have been a bit of a long commute so the move to the East Coast was planned. Our first East Coast location was in Whippany, NJ along the Whippany River.

The business was started in 1993 by George Johnsen and Roberta Liebreich in Burbank, California. They had a philosophy that just wouldn't allow using a coal car as a "stand in" for a woodchip car, or printing any and all boxcar paint schemes on a PS-1. Starting with the release of the first ever etched metal parts for a ready to run car (1994's Twinstack's metal walkways) through the full dimension underframe and etched metal roofwalk (1996's 1944 AAR Boxcar) to the challenging RoadRailer system (2000), our products have been accurate to target the modeler or enthusiast.

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Item created by: Powderman on 2018-11-04 12:56:34

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