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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 59580 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-10 - Good Humor - 8002

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Stock Number 59580
Secondary Stock Number 059 00 580
Original Retail Price $23.50
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
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Body Style Micro-Trains 0595 Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice with Preco Fans
Prototype Vehicle Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-10 (Details)
Road or Company Name Good Humor (Details)
Reporting Marks GH
Road or Reporting Number 8002
Paint Color(s) Tan
Print Color(s) Blue and Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 2002-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Ice with Preco Fans
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160
Track Gauge N standard

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.

Prototype History:
The first PFE steel ice cars were built in 1936 and 1937, Class R-40-10. As was common for reefers of many owners at the time, these cars had no placard board. Their route card board was on the side sill tab at the left bolster

Road Name History:
Good Humor is a Unilever brand of ice cream started in Youngstown, Ohio in the early 1920's with the Good Humor bar, a chocolate-coated ice cream bar on a stick sold from ice cream trucks and retail outlets. It was a fixture in American popular culture in the 1950s when the company operated up to 2,000 "sales cars".

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 2021-02-18 19:30:32

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