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N Scale - Dimi-Trains - 1110 - Tender, Steam - Undecorated - Vanderbilt Tender

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Stock Number 1110
Brand Dimi-Trains
Manufacturer Dimi-Trains
Body Style Dimi-Trains Kits
Prototype Vehicle Tender, Steam (Details)
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Road or Reporting Number Vanderbilt Tender
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Injection Molded Plastic
Item Category Tender
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype Oil
Model Variety Vanderbilt
Prototype Region Global
Prototype Era All Eras
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information:

Model Information: Dimi-Trains produced this in kit form without trucks and couplers. Tichy Train Group acquired this tooling.

Prototype History:
A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel (wood, coal, or oil) and water. Steam locomotives consume large quantities of water compared to the quantity of fuel, so their tenders are necessary to keep them running over long distances. A locomotive that pulls a tender is called a tender locomotive. Locomotives that do not have tenders and carry all their fuel and water on board the locomotive (itself) instead are called tank locomotives.

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: Dimi Trains is a n scale company that either is very small or doesn't exist anymore. I cant' find much information on them, but recall seeing ads in all my old Model Railroader magazines. Their toolings are currently being produced by Tichy Train Group.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-01-15 08:46:26. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-30 16:56:03

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