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N Scale - Fox Valley - 8944-A - Flatcar, 40 Foot - Merry Christmas - 122519

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N Scale - Fox Valley - 8944-A - Flatcar, 40 Foot - Merry Christmas - 122519 Images Courtesy of Fox Valley Models


Stock Number 8944-A
Original Retail Price $24.95
Brand Fox Valley
Manufacturer Fox Valley
Body Style Fox Valley Flatcar 42 Foot Fishbelly
Prototype Vehicle Flatcar, 40 Foot (Details)
Road or Company Name Merry Christmas (Details)
Reporting Marks FVM
Road or Reporting Number 122519
Paint Color(s) Green
Print Color(s) White
Paint Scheme Christmas
Additional Markings/Slogan Merry Christmas 2019
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2019-12-10
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 42 Foot
Model Variety Fishbelly
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)



Specific Item Information: The 2019 Christmas Car is a 42’ Flat Car with wrapped gifts secured to the deck (they can be removed). Each car has “Merry Christmas” on one end and “2019” on the other. Cars come with either a Red/Silver/Gold gift combo, or a Green/Blue/ Purple gift combo. Made by little elves for a whimsical, fun car.

Model Information:

Prototype History:
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of bogeys under each end . The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flatcars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck.

Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars. They are also often used to transport intermodal containers (shipping containers) or trailers as part of intermodal freight transport shipping.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
Well, it is not really a company, but there are a ton of model railroad cars which sport Christmas as the Railroad.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians, as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.

Brand/Importer Information:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2019-12-11 12:17:42. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:24

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