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N Scale - Micro-Trains - MTL AKT 999 - Trailer, Fruehauf FF - Bud of California - 50-3283

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Production TypeSpecial Run
Stock NumberMTL AKT 999
BrandMicro-Trains
ManufacturerMicro-Trains Line
Body StyleMicro-Trains 450 Trailer Box Van 40 Foot Fruehauf
Prototype VehicleTrailer, Fruehauf FF (Details)
Road or Company NameBud of California (Details)
Reporting MarksCOOP
Road or Reporting Number50-3283
Paint Color(s)White
Print Color(s)Black
Item CategoryVehicles
Model TypeTrailer
Model SubtypeBox Van
Model Variety40 Foot Fruehauf
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: Stock number is unkown, not printed on label.
Prototype History:
Fruehauf Trailer produced a variety of different semi box trailers. During the 1960s the 40 and 45 foot dry models were quite popular and many are still in service today.


Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.
Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide
Item created by: dracozamach on 2020-05-28 17:10:15. Last edited by dracozamach on 2020-05-28 17:11:50

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