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Micro-Trains - 985 50 706 - Locomotive, Steam, 2-8-2 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - 801

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Stock Number985 50 706
Secondary Stock Number98550706
ManufacturerMicro-Trains Line
Body StyleMicro-Trains 985 Misc Models
PrototypeLocomotive, Steam, 2-8-2
Road or Company NameRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Details)
Road or Reporting Number801
Paint Color(s)Black and Gold
Print Color(s)Red & White
Additional Markings/SloganThe Greatest Show on Earth
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileStandard
Multipack Count4
Multipack ID Number993 21 170
Multipack Element1
Release Date2012-08-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeLocomotive
Model SubtypeSteam
Model Variety2-8-2

Specific Item Information: As early as the late 1800s excursion trains were used to bring in patrons from surrounding towns to see the circus. The use of these special passenger trains proved to be very successful and quickly became common practice for the circus. In fact, excursion trains not only generated a significant amount of business for the circus, but were also a bonus for the local railroads as well.
This decorative specialty train set features a 2-8-2 steam locomotive*, RPO, 12-1 Sleeper and an Observation car, all decorated in black with gold filigree. Don't miss the next big show; grab your round-trip excursion tickets and climb aboard the Ringling Bros.™ Excursion Train!

*Locomotive is a Model Power® engine equipped with Magne-Matic® couplers
Model Information: Micro-Trains uses this body style (985) for various models that are either custom built for them or procured from other manufacturers for its train sets and special runs.
Road Name History:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was an American traveling circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017. Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, a circus created by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey, was merged with the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. The Ringling brothers had purchased Barnum & Bailey Ltd. following Bailey's death in 1906, but ran the circuses separately until they were merged in 1919.

From Wikipedia
Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.
Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide
Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-11-03 16:24:10. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-11-03 16:26:03

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