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Micro-Trains - 65072 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Texaco - 2-Pack

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Stock Number65072
Secondary Stock Number065 00 072
Tertiary Stock Number65070
Original Retail Price$33.10
BrandMicro-Trains
ManufacturerMicro-Trains Line
Body StyleMicro-Trains 065 Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot
Prototype VehicleTank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot (Details)
Road or Company NameTexaco (Details)
Reporting MarksTCX
Road or Reporting Number2-Pack
Paint Color(s)Silver and Black
Print Color(s)Black
Additional Markings/SloganThe Texas Company
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileStandard
MultipackYes
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID Number065 00 072 r2
Release Date1999-04-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeTank Car
Model SubtypeSingle Dome
Model Variety39 Foot Riveted
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: Road Numbers: 6811, 6853. Built by American Car and Foundry in April of 1930, these 39' single dome tank cars are painted aluminum with a black belly and lettered in black. Stenciled on the sides is 'ICC 103' which indicates the Interstate Commerce Commission has specified them as general purpose cars commonly used to transport oils. This 2-pack is a re-release of the cars (with new road numbers) that were originally sold by Kadee in November of 1979.
Model Information: Dating back to 1979, this is the oldest and most popular of Micro-Trains tank cars. Over 200 different regular issues of this body style have been produced as well as hundreds more special runs, including the 2016 N Scale Enthusiast banquet car.

This car models tank cars of approximately 8,000 gallons. The prototypes were built in the 1950's and appeared on freight railroads across the United States and Canada.
Prototype History:
Single Dome tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. This length car can handle about 10,000 gallons. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

One common version is the ACF Type 27 jacketed tank car with expansion dome which was in common use by many railroads and oil companies.
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 2020-06-09 07:31:04

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