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N Scale - Dapol - 2F-053-002 - Flatbed, Container Car - Painted/Lettered - 3368 4943 055

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N Scale - Dapol - 2F-053-002 - Flatbed, Container Car - Painted/Lettered - 3368 4943 055 Image Courtesy of Dapol

Stock Number 2F-053-002
Original Retail Price £38.24
Brand Dapol
Manufacturer Dapol
Body Style Dapol Megafret Container Car
Prototype Flatbed, Container Car
Road or Company Name Painted/Lettered (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 3368 4943 055
Paint Color(s) Light Blue
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flat Car
Model Subtype Container
Model Variety Megafret
Scale 1/148

Specific Item Information: Megafret wagons were first introduced in 2001 and were leased exclusively by Freightliner for operation through the Channel Tunnel and across mainland Europe. Their design with low access loading platforms allowed them to carry standard 40’ and 45’ high cube containers on British Rail W9 load gauge track (maximum 9’ high by 8’6” width) enabling the expansion of the rail market share of the deep sea container business. Each Megafret was built as a twin wagon set permanently coupled together and in pristine condition had a characteristic blue livery. Megafret wagons are still in widespread usage today.

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.
These items can be lettered or numbered, but without any company name on it.

Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).

Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-01-19 12:12:11. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-01-19 12:14:35

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