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Atlas - Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1937

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Brand/ImporterAtlas (Details)
Original Retail Price$0.00
Body StyleAtlas Boxcar 40 Foot 1937 AAR
Prototype VehicleBoxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1937 (Details)
Kit ComplexityEasy-Build
Kit Material(s)Pre-Colored Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler TypeAccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel-Set Type/ConstructionBrass
Ready-to-RunNo
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype40 Foot
Model VarietyAAR 1937



Body Style Information: Quick and easy assembly. Highly detailed body with molded ladders and grab irons. One-piece underframe with full brake detail. Quality painting/printing of prototypical paint schemes.
Prototype Information:
The Association of American Railroads had been establishing design standards for freight cars since the early part of the century. Each new design standard meant higher capacity, lighter, more durable cars.

The Modified 1937 AAR boxcar design was a result of the industries continued search for more freight volume per carload. The real first attempt at a standardized design had been the 1932 ARA steel boxcar with an inside height of 9'-4" . In 1936 the board of the AAR approved the 1937 AAR design with a 10'-0" inside height. This became a standard throughout the industry.
Brand/Importer Information:
In 1924 Stephan Schaffan, Sr. founded the Atlas Tool Company in Newark, New Jersey. In 1933 his son, Stephan Schaffan, Jr., came to work for his father at the age of sixteen. Steve Jr. built model airplanes as a hobby and frequented a local hobby shop. Being an enterprising young man, he would often ask the owner if there was anything he could do to earn some extra spending money. Tired of listening to his requests, the hobby-store owner threw some model railroad track parts his way and said, "Here, see if you can improve on this".

Atlas has made a ton of wonderful products throughout the years and we often get questions one whether we have run a certain road name on a particular model. It should be noted that Atlas locomotives and rolling stock are greatly appreciated for their superior operating and running characteristics. Atlas products are also well known for their outstanding collectability not only due to their superior prototypical workmanship, details and decoration, but because there are relatively so few of them made. Each and every production run has been carefully built to market demand, meaning almost every piece in any given run is sold out by Atlas on arrival or shortly thereafter, thus creating a built in collectors market.
Item created by: petri340 on 2021-06-12 11:00:15. Last edited by petri340 on 2021-06-12 11:00:16

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