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N Scale - Trainworx - 45399-4 - Trailer, 53 Foot, Box - Painted/Unlettered

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Stock Number 45399-4
Original Retail Price $23.95
Brand Trainworx
Manufacturer Trainworx
Body Style Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 53 Foot
Prototype Vehicle Trailer, 53 Foot, Box (Details)
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Paint Color(s) White
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype 53 Foot
Model Variety Wabash Refrigerated, Box
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160
Kit Material(s) Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2020-01-01

Specific Item Information: Models are highly detailed, cast in plastic, accurately designed and come with rolling wheels.

Prototype History:
For the longest time, the 48-foot dry van was the de facto standard in trucking, owing largely to older regulations which limited the overall length of the vehicle to 75 feet. Once the length laws went bye-bye in the late 1980s, the industry was quick to adopt the now-ubiquitous 53-foot vans - room for thirteen rows of pallets, plus a foot of leeway to make sure the doors could close easily. 53' are the longest that can go anywhere. Just checked with Caltrans for one of my projects and they said in CA 53' is max without special permit. Some states allow 57' (yep, they are out there, and they are BIG), but most will only do so by special permit. Truckers and shippers continue to push for 57' everywhere, along with double/triples (2 53' or 53' + 28' or 3 - 28'), plus heavier load limits. Watch out; if 57' and heavier loads become permissible everywhere, plus double/triples, large amounts of intermodal will disappear back to the roads.

Box vans are known as such for their rectilinear proportions. Their simple design makes them easy to manufacture and maintain.

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.

Brand/Importer Information:
Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2020-01-11 19:23:41. Last edited by on 2020-06-10 21:51:14

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