Search:
Type the text to search here and press Enter.
Separate search terms by a space; they will all be searched individually in all fields of the database.

Click on Search: to go to the advanced search page.

N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9919B - Covered Hoper, 4-Bay, ACF 5250 - Strates Shows - 164

Please help support TroveStar. Why?
Stock Number 9919B
Original Retail Price $16.35
Brand The Freight Yard
Manufacturer Atlas
Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Chinese Version)
Prototype Covered Hoper, 4-Bay, ACF 5250
Road or Company Name Strates Shows (Details)
Reporting Marks JEST
Road or Reporting Number 164
Paint Color(s) White and Red
Print Color(s) Blue and White
Additional Markings/Slogan James E. Strates Shows
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Series Name Premiere Editions
Release Date 1999-04-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety ACF 5250
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model was originally introduced in 1993. It is somewhat similar to the earlier Roco/Atlas produced 3700-series model which was still available in the 1990s when this new model became available. The earlier models can be distinguished from this one because they are stamped either "Austria" or "Atlas USA" on the underframe. The later models can also be identified by the angled stirrups at each end (as opposed to squared off ones on the Austrian tooling). Lastly, the Chinese versions have several ridges along the side towards the roof-line in a 'washboard' pattern.

This new Chinese production model was specifically identified as modeling the ACF 5250 c.f. Centerflow hopper When this model appeared in the 1994 Atlas catalog it was on the next page after the earlier tooling (apparently many of the old models were still in the warehouse). The new ones were marketed as 'ACF 4-Bay Centerflow® Hopper - All New Mold Work!" as opposed to the older models which were labeled as "ACF 4-Bay Centerflow® Covered Hopper". Atlas' model represents the post-1971 version of the ACF 5250 4-Bay Covered Hopper Car that was used by railroads and private shippers across North America.

Road Name History:
Strates Shows, Inc. is a family operated traveling carnival midway company based in Orlando, Florida, founded by James E. Strates in 1923. It provides amusement rides, games and concessions for local, county and state fairs throughout the United States. Strates Shows is the only midway company in the country that transports their personnel and equipment by train during its annual seven-month season.

Brand/Importer Information:
The Freight Yard did custom decoration and special runs of other manufacturers N Scale products. It had several brands or collections, such as Premiere Editions and Dreams Design.
It was located in Anaheim, California and then ca. 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Established in the early 1990s, it stopped business under this name by the end of the 2000s.
The Freight Yard was owned and operated by Darren J. Cohen. Darren is now operating North Valley Trains.
The Freight Yard runs are usually available in series of two to twelve different numbers (suffixed A to M, with I not used).
The first two digits of the stock number correspond to the release year (9x being 199x, and 2x being 200x).

Item created by: Alain LM on 2022-06-06 06:59:06

If you see errors or missing data in this entry, please feel free to log in and edit it. Anyone with a Gmail account can log in instantly.