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N Scale - BLMA - 13018 - Flatcar, ACF-F89-J - TTX Company - 601963

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Stock Number 13018
Original Retail Price $29.98
Brand BLMA
Manufacturer BLMA
Body Style BLMA Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC
Prototype Vehicle Flatcar, 89 Foot, TOFC (Details)
Prototype Flatcar, ACF-F89-J
Road or Company Name TTX Company (Details)
Reporting Marks TTX
Road or Reporting Number 601963
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Black and White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2014-09-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 89 Foot
Model Variety ACF F89-J w/Hitches
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



Model Information: BLMA designed this model. BLMA was incorporated into Atlas in 2016. Features: Die-Cast Metal Frame; Fine-Scale Detail; Accurately Painted/Printed (multiple variations!); Collapsed & Raised Center Hitch; Prototypical Ride Height; ALL-NEW 70-Ton ASF Ride Control Trucks; ALL-NEW Scale Profile Metal Wheels; Body-Mounted Brown Micro-Trains Couplers

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.

TOFC (Trailer On Flat Car, a.k.a. piggy-back) cars came is various length to accommodate usually two trailers: 50' for two 24' trailers, 75' for two 35' trailers, 85' for two 40' trailers and 89' for two 45' trailers.

The 89' flats were introduced by the late 1960's and progressively replaced the 85' in the late 1970's given the introduction of 45' trailers. The common "Triple 28'/Twin 45" allowed versatile configurations.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
TTX Company (formerly Trailer Train until 1991) is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. TTX's pool of railcars (over 220,000 cars and intermodal wells) is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy and other markets where flatcars, boxcars and gondolas are required.

Owned by North America's leading railroads, TTX's free-running pools provide fungible assets that minimize total empty miles, further lowering costs and minimizing risk for the industry, helping the railroads conserve their capital for other critical infrastructure needs. Customers easily recognize TTX's bright yellow cars as a consistent, high quality, well-maintained fleet that serves many transportation needs.

Brand/Importer Information:
BLMA Models was founded in July of 2000 to bring Z, N, and HO Scale products of superior quality and originality to the model train community. At BLMA Models, we understand that quality and accuracy count in producing realistic scale models. Our passion revolves around accuracy, diversity, innovation and satisfaction to prototype model railroaders by providing exceptional products and service that goes beyond your expectations.

BLMA was acquired by Atlas Model Railroad in January of 2016.

Item created by: CMK on 2020-01-22 10:34:53. Last edited by CMK on 2020-05-12 11:44:10

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