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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 108 00 123 - Class HT - Santa Fe - 179658

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Stock Number 108 00 123
Secondary Stock Number 108 00 123
Original Retail Price $26.90
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
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Body Style Micro Trains Hopper Open 3-Bay Ribbed Side 100 Ton
Prototype Vehicle Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 100 Ton (Details)
Prototype Class HT
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road or Reporting Number 179658
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White, Black with Multi-color ACI tag
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Solar System Series
Announcement Date 2020-10-01
Release Date 2021-05-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety Ribbed Side 100 Ton
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: These 100-ton 3-bay open hoppers with rib sides and copper ore load are brown with white lettering and run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 1976 for ATSF, these hoppers belonged to Class HT, and were often used to ship copper ore from mines to refining plants. Santa Fe was a large Class 1 railroad founded in 1859 and operated for over 130 years before being merged with Burlington Northern in 1996 to form BNSF.

Series Information: Micro-Trains is excited to announce our newest series: The Solar System Series!
This N scale series will feature nine remarkable 60’ boxcars featuring stunning and iconic imagery of our eight planets and sun. Included on the side of the car is a profile of each planet’s main physical characteristics along with interesting facts and a diagram showing the order and relative size of each. Each Solar System Series car will be available with or without interior LED lighting, a feature that allows you to illuminate the planet’s image by use of a telescope-shaped magnetic wand.*
* Magnetic wand included with the first car in series. it will also be available for purchase separately.

Model Information: Micro-Trains launched this body style in April of 2000. Since then it has appeared in over 100 different regular releases (including multi-packs) as well as special runs. It features truck-mount couplers on barber trucks. These cars model prototypes that were built in in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Prototype History:
The 1960s brought about a growth in car size (and capacity). Railroads that transported coal moved away from the older 2-bay 55-ton USRA standard to newer 90- and 100-ton three bay hoppers. On the WM, the first 90 ton cars were purchased for stone service to Sparrows Point around 1963. These cars were effective and long-lived. Many railroads swapped out the trucks on these cars to increase the capacity to 100 tons. Many companies produced these, including Pullman, Bethlehem, Evans, Greenville, Trinity and Ortner. Details, of course, vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but typically they were rib-sided. As of 2007, the NS still had lots of 90 ton hoppers in coal service.

Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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: CMK on 2021-05-01 06:55:29. Last edited by CMK on 2021-05-01 07:34:20

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