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N Scale - Wiseman - NSN-PP1 - Loader, Piggy Packer, FWD, PC-60 - Undecorated

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N Scale - Wiseman - NSN-PP1 - Loader, Piggy Packer, FWD, PC-60 - Undecorated


Brand Wiseman
Stock Number NSN-PP1
Manufacturer N Scale of Nevada
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Wheels of Time Raygo Wagner PC-90 Piggy Packer
Prototype Truck, Intermodal, Piggy-Packer (Details)
Prototype Description Loader, Piggy Packer, FWD, PC-60
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Craftsman
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Loader
Model Subtype Piggy Packer
Model Variety FWD PC-60
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information:
WISEMAN MODEL SERVICES
NSN-PP1 INTERMODAL PIGGY PACKER KIT
NEW CRAFTSMAN KIT IN PACKAGE KIT CONSISTS OF WHITE METAL CASTINGS, LASERBOARD CUT WOOD CAB AND BRASS WIRE PARTS.
THIS KIT IS OUR NEW RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE FORMER N SCALE OF NEVADA KIT

Prototype History:
By the early 1960s, railroads in North America were routinely transporting truck trailers on specialized railroad cars called “piggyback” flat cars (known as Trailer On Flat Car, or TOFC). The loading and unloading of truck trailers from these flat cars was accomplished by way of a ramp at one end of the train, with a truck-tractor used to pull the trailer on and off the train. This was commonly referred to as “circus loading”, and was a time consuming process: by this method, trailers on piggyback flat cars could only be loaded or unloaded sequentially. Furthermore circus loading required a very skilled driver, one able to navigate the narrow confines of a flatcar, especially when backing up to pick up a trailer.

In 1968, the FWD Wagner Corp. developed the P-80 and the PC-90. The boom on the PC-90 (and P-80) was redesigned to eliminate the tilting of the trailers during lifting by including a pair of horizontal stabilizing bars that served as a parallelogram. Folding grapple arms replaced the clamshell lift mechanism, eliminating the 10-feet clearance required with the '70. Further, by 1968, ISO standards had been established for the emerging maritime container business, replacing the proprietary lift mechanisms for SeaLand, Matson and others. Nelson saw the growth potential in adapting the Piggy-Packer for container handling, and chose the lift mechanism that had been developed by Ropco Corp. The first dual-purpose machine equipped with a container spreader entered service in UP’s Seattle facility in 1968. Furthermore, lift capacity was beefed up to 90,000 lb (45 tons). The PC-90 quickly became the de facto standard for mechanization of TOFC operations.

Road Name History:
Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.


Brand/Importer Information: Wiseman acquired all of the former "N Scale of Nevada" tools

Item created by: Powderman on 2018-11-19 16:07:19. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-31 12:50:55

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