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N Scale - Centralia Car Shops - CCS7513-02 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, ACF Observation Lounge - Union Pacific - 1576

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N Scale - Centralia Car Shops - CCS7513-02 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, ACF Observation Lounge - Union Pacific - 1576


Brand Centralia Car Shops
Stock Number CCS7513-02
Original Retail Price $49.95
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Production Type Regular Production
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Body Style Centralia Car Shops Passenger Observation Car
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, ACF Observation Lounge (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 1576
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype ACF
Model Variety Observation Lounge
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: The 2-1-1 Observation – Buffet Lounge is a new N scale release from Centralia Car Shops. This new model is painted silver, to represent the Pullman car Muskingum River. The lettering is black. The new car is tooled with interior details and lights. The car is equipped with Micro-Trains® trucks and couplers.

I am not overly impressed with the delivery of this model. It looks great but mine arrived broken. It came with a damaged antenna wire and the pull-strip for activating the batteries was unreachable without disassembly of the body. For a $50 model this is pretty bad to have not one but two defects. I was only able to remove the battery activation strip after removing the batteries. I then discovered that the batteries were dead or the wiring was defective. Furthermore the batteries had leaked, damaging the battery storage plate. After trying to repair the antenna and failing, I threw the model in the spare parts bin.

Prototype History:
American Car & Foundry was a prominent player in the post-war lightweight streamlined era. They produced many different models for most of the major players in the passenger space. Most of these cars were of the 'Smoothside' style. Being lightweight, they were equipped with 2-axle high-speed bogies. One example of this period is the Observation-Lounge car built for the Great Northern by Pullman Standard in 1951 for the Empire Builder as the “Mountain” series observation cars. The cars were configured as 2 Roomette-buffet-lounge-observation units. These cars were moved to other GN trains such as the Western Star in 1955, and replaced by the “Coulee” series 6-4-1-observation cars.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Centralia Car Shops is an N-Scale manufacturer based in Des Plaines Illinois. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Des Plaines hobbies. Des Plaines Hobbies was founded by Ron Sebastian in 1984. Centralia subcontracts its manufacturing to InterMountain and 'piggy-backs' the production runs onto the InterMountain runs using the same factories in China as InterMountain. Shipping from factories in China is also coordinated with InterMountain as is distribution to retailers.

Des Plaines Hobbies is a old fashioned hobbyshop with an emphasis on Model Railroading. It was started 33 years ago when you could purchase a tube of glue and sticks of balsa wood. That is still true today, although we have added a few items. About 20 years ago we ventured into some light manufacturing and are also home to Centralia Car Shops, S Scale America, and O Scale America lines of kits, decals and parts. Also along the way we have purchased a few small lines that we still offer such as Microscale's S Scale decal line and Mullet River Model Works HO and S lines.

Des Plaines Hobbies is located 3 1/2 miles north of O Hare International Airport at 1524 Lee/Mannheim (US 12-45). Pace buses conveniently run north and south on Lee/Mannheim from O Hare and the Des Plaines Metra station (1 mile north). For drivers, there is parking for a couple hundred cars out front and on the right side of the store. We are located on the south side of the Jewel food store under the red awning. Come for a visit. ADA restroom available. Coffee is usually hot, if not, ask and we will put a pot on.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-10-17 14:40:28. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-14 19:42:20

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