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N Scale - Design Preservation Models - TST DLX 02-15 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1944 - Merry Christmas - 2002A, 2002B

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N Scale - Design Preservation Models - TST DLX 02-15 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1944 - Merry Christmas - 2002A, 2002B Authorized use by TroveStar from copyright owner.


Stock Number TST DLX 02-15
Brand Design Preservation Models
Commissioned By N-TRAK Express
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
Body Style Deluxe Innovations Boxcar 40 Foot 1944 AAR
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1944 (Details)
Road or Company Name Merry Christmas (Details)
Reporting Marks XMAS
Road or Reporting Number 2002A, 2002B
Paint Color(s) Sky Blue and Jade Green
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Release Date 2002-11-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, 1944 AAR
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Scale 1/160


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Specific Item Information: "I Want a Toy Train" and "Santa's List"

Prototype History:
The Association of American Railroads had been establishing design standards for freight cars since the early part of the century. Each new design standard meant higher capacity, lighter, more durable cars. The 1937 standard 40' box car featured an interior height of 10'. Just prior to America's entry into the war, there was a push for an even larger interior height for the AAR standard. The first cars that would eventually be termed 1944 AAR, were actually built in 1941 but the war delayed its declaration as the standard. The new taller cars required a new design of end. Corrugated metal ends had been used since the days when wood side cars dominated for a very good reason, shifting loads would burst through wooden ends during sudden starts and stops! These corrugated panels were stamped in two sections, split horizontally down the middle. The 1937 standard had 5 ribs on one half and 4 ribs on the other -- creating what is called a 5-4 Dreadnaught end. The slightly taller 1944 model required something a little different. The lower panel has 4 ribs while the upper panel has 3 then a space and a final rectangular rib at the top. Called a 4-3-1 (or R-3-4) Improved Dreadnaught end, this design would dominate new box car construction for years.

Road Name History:
Well, it is not really a company, but there are a ton of model railroad cars which sport Christmas as the Railroad.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians, as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.

Brand/Importer Information:
Design Preservation Models produces approximately 125 items in HO, N and O Scales. They offer plastic building kits as well as modular building systems. Prices on the building kits range from under $10 to $65. Design Preservation Models is located in Linn Creek, MO and have been in business since 1985 and is a division of Woodland Scenics.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-05-09 11:04:55. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-03 13:40:07

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