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N Scale - Minitrix - 66328 - Structure, Municipal, Water Tower - Municipal Structures

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Stock Number 66328
Original Retail Price 48.99€
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Structure Kits
Prototype Structure, Municipal, Water Tower
Road or Company Name Municipal Structures (Details)
Reporting Marks Prussian Water Tower
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Architectural Laser Board
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2019-01-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Structures
Model Subtype Municipal
Model Variety Water Tower



Specific Item Information: This is a building kit made of laser-cut architectural solid board that is already colored. It has very fine, laser-engraved details. Extensive instructions are included. Dimensions: approximately 45 mm x 45 mm x 91 mm / 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-9/16". (L x W x H)

Road Name History:
Municipal structures are buildings and other structures dedicated to services typically provided by local government and other community organizations. These will include, Fire Departments, Police Stations and Hospitals as well as other facilities.

Models of these structures may include kits as well as pre-assembled buildings. The models may be painted or undecorated.

Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-09-06 16:32:33. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-09-06 16:32:34

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