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N Scale - Oriental Limited - NP A4 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-8-4 Northern - Undecorated

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Stock Number NP A4
Brand Oriental Limited
Manufacturer Samhongsa
Body Style Samhongsa Steam Engine 4-8-4
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Steam, 4-8-4 Northern (Details)
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2000-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam Engine
Model Subtype 4-8-4
Model Variety NP
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This is a fine running all-brass model, but like the prototype, favors broad radius curves.

Prototype History:
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-8-4 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and four trailing wheels on two axles. The type was first used by the Northern Pacific Railway, and initially named the Northern Pacific, but railfans and railroad employees have shortened the name when referring to the type[citation needed], and now is most commonly known as a Northern.

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.


Manufacturer Information: Samhongsa was a Korean manufacturer of model trains, well know for its brass models, imported notably by Hallmark Models. The company ceased its activity in the early 2000s. Some of the employees continued the brass model business as Sam Model Tech.

Item created by: gdm on 2020-11-13 07:40:40. Last edited by gdm on 2020-11-13 07:41:14

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