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N Scale - Arnold Hornby - HN6291 - Tank Car, Single Dome, Zas - GATX Rail Europe - 33 80 7837 691-4

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Stock Number HN6291
Original Retail Price 28.90€
Brand Arnold Hornby
Manufacturer Arnold Hornby
Body Style Arnold Rapido Tank Car 4-axle Zas
Prototype Vehicle Tank Car, Single Dome, Zas (Details)
Road or Company Name GATX Rail Europe (Details)
Reporting Marks D-GATX
Road or Reporting Number 33 80 7837 691-4
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Red and Blue
Additional Markings/Slogan DHL
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2013-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety Zas
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch V (1985-2000)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Introduced in the middle of the 1980s and regularly re-run since then. Several variations of this body style exist, essentially different ladder styles: on the side, on one extremity, with or without platform around dome.
This body style is very close to the Arnold pressurized tank car introduced concurrently, the main visual difference being the absence of dome and of ladder.

Prototype History:
Tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

UIC type: Zas
Z = Tank
a = 4 wheelsets
s = Permitted in trains up to 100 km/h

Road Name History:
We do not follow market developments – we want always to be one step ahead. This is why we operate two own plants for maintenance and construction of new freight railcars, where we are committed to our philosophy of continuously implementing innovation, based on the highest technical expertise - day after day.

GATX Rail Europe is a subsidiary of GATX Corporation and operates a fleet of more than 23,200 tank and freight cars in Europe. With offices in Vienna, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Leipzig as well as Warsaw and Paris, we are locally represented in the most important railway markets in Europe - for our customers.

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in 1906 by Karl Arnold in Nürnberg, K. Arnold & Co. began its life producing tin toys and related items. They produced an extensive line of model ships, doll house items and other toys. In 1935, K. Arnold & Co. hired Max Ernst as their managing director. Ernst, not to be confused with the German realist artist of the same name, was a significant factor in the future of Arnold.

On Max Ernst's 1976 retirement, Arnold employed perhaps 200 to 250 people, using three facilities in the Nuernberg area. The Company continued under family control until 1995, when Arnold went into bankruptcy and was sold to Rivarossi of Italy. Rivarossi, in turn, also went bankrupt, leading to the sale of all assets to Hornby of the United Kingdom. Production is carried out in China.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-10-14 13:55:41. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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