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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160303 - Gondola, Woodchip - Willamette & Pacific - 3 numbers

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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160303 - Gondola, Woodchip - Willamette & Pacific - 3 numbers


Brand Deluxe Innovations
Stock Number 160303
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Deluxe Innovations Gondola Woodchip
Prototype Gondola, Woodchip (Details)
Road or Company Name Willamette & Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks WPRR
Road or Reporting Number 3 numbers
Paint Color(s) Tan
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2003-01-01
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:
This line began as a 1993 spinoff from Southern Pacific, serving 225 miles of routes in Oregon. A couple of years later, they became part of the Genesee & Wyoming family of shortlines. The two longest segments ran from Albany to Toledo (75 miles) and Monroe to Corvallis and Newburg (85 miles.) WPRR also had 41 miles of trackage rights on SP between Albany and Eugene. When some adjoining lines were acquired, they were placed under a subsidiary called Portland & Western which was a paper railroad with WPRR actually doing the operating. By 2000, more acquisitions brought the WPRR into Oregon's population centers. At that point, parent Genesee & Wyoming decided Portland & Western would become the primary name of the operation and Willamette & Pacific would become the paper railroad.

Text courtesy of Bluford Shops

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 15:05:04

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