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N Scale - BLMA - 12004 - Spine Car, 53 Foot, 5-Unit, Trinity, RAF53C - Trailer Train - 555135

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N Scale - BLMA - 12004 - Spine Car, 53 Foot, 5-Unit, Trinity, RAF53C - Trailer Train - 555135 Authorized use by TroveStar from copyright owner.

Brand BLMA
Stock Number 12004
Original Retail Price $89.95
Manufacturer BLMA
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style BLMA Container Car Trinity 5-Unit Spine Car
Prototype Description Spine Car, 53 Foot, 5-Unit, Trinity, RAF53C
Prototype Flatcar, Spine (Details)
Road or Company Name Trailer Train (Details)
Reporting Marks TTAX
Road or Reporting Number 555135
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Black and White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2010-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Spine
Model Variety 5-Unit Trinity RAF53C
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
UPC/GTIN12 Number 812838010911

Specific Item Information: 1st run model With unassembled collapsed or raised trailer hitches.

Prototype History:
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of bogeys under each end . The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flatcars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck.

Spine cars, trailer on flat car, or piggy back cars allow two 28.5-foot (8.69 m) trailer pups or one semi-trailer up to 57 feet (17.37 m) to be carried. They usually come in articulated sets of 5 or 3..

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
TTX Company (formerly Trailer Train) is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. TTX's pool of railcars (over 220,000 cars and intermodal wells) is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy and other markets where flatcars, boxcars and gondolas are required.

Owned by North America's leading railroads, TTX's free-running pools provide fungible assets that minimize total empty miles, further lowering costs and minimizing risk for the industry, helping the railroads conserve their capital for other critical infrastructure needs. Customers easily recognize TTX's bright yellow cars as a consistent, high quality, well-maintained fleet that serves many transportation needs.

Brand/Importer Information:
BLMA Models was founded in July of 2000 to bring Z, N, and HO Scale products of superior quality and originality to the model train community. At BLMA Models, we understand that quality and accuracy count in producing realistic scale models. Our passion revolves around accuracy, diversity, innovation and satisfaction to prototype model railroaders by providing exceptional products and service that goes beyond your expectations.

BLMA was acquired by Atlas Model Railroad in January of 2016.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-01 20:57:10. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-06-29 11:32:54

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