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N Scale - Mehano - 2223 - Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel - Therm Ice - 8903

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N Scale - Mehano - 2223 - Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel - Therm Ice - 8903 Image Courtesy of Klaus Nahr

N Scale - Mehano - 2223 - Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel - Therm Ice - 8903 Image Courtesy of Klaus Nahr

Stock Number 2223
Brand Mehano
Manufacturer Roco
Body Style Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel with Plug Door
Prototype Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel
Road or Company Name Therm Ice (Details)
Reporting Marks TICX
Road or Reporting Number 8903
Paint Color(s) Silver
Print Color(s) Blue, Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel

Specific Item Information: Plastic Box with Mehano Logo. Frame stamped AUSTRIA.

Model Information: Produced by Roco and imported by Atlas starting in 1967. It is distinctly different than Roco's other steel reefer in the door details. In 1977 Atlas made their own tooling of this model and started producing it in their New Jersey Facility.

Manufacturer Information:
The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. Heinz Rössler and started with a plastic Minitanks series of military vehicles. After export to the USA became successful, the model line was expanded with model trains in HO scale and the smaller N scale. TT scale was also subsequently added to the product line. The model rail product line covers many European countries including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, and also the USA.

On July 15, 2005 ROCO Modellspielwaren GmbH was declared bankrupt. From July 25 the company continues as Modelleisenbahn GmbH, but still uses the Roco brand and associated logo. On October 1, 2007, distribution of the 'Minitank' product series was assigned to the German model car manufacturer Herpa.

Since February 2008 Modelleisenbahn also owns Fleischmann, which like Roco had gone bankrupt. The two companies continue as separate brands under Modelleisenbahn GmbH, while benefiting from economies of scale through joined development projects, marketing and procurement.

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Item created by: klausnahr on 2021-12-26 13:37:31

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