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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 059 00 556 - Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans - Agar Packing - 317

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 059 00 556 - Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans - Agar Packing - 317


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 059 00 556
Secondary Stock Number 059 00 556
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice with Preco Fans
Prototype Description Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice, Preco Fans
Road or Company Name Agar Packing (Details)
Reporting Marks APPX
Road or Reporting Number 317
Paint Color(s) Brown with black lettering
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2013-02-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Ice with Preco Fans
Scale 1/160
UPC/GTIN12 Number 695140043903



Model Information: The prototype for this model is the PFE R-40-10 ice reefer built in 1936 and 1937.
MTL released this model with various road names, for which the actual prototype might in fact be different.
The Preco fan version can be spotted by the brace added to the underframe by one of the axles. Above it are a series of circles on the car side. The brace holds the Preco fan and the circles are the thermometer and controls.

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: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-09 10:47:32

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