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N Scale - Model Power - 84055 - Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly - United States Army

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N Scale - Model Power - 84055 - Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly - United States Army


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 84055
Original Retail Price $10.98
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Flatcar 45 Foot Fishbelly
Road or Company Name United States Army (Details)
Paint Color(s) Green with White Lettering
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Ready-to-Run No
Release Date 2012-05-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 45 Foot
Model Variety Fishbelly
Prototype Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: This body style was made in China for Model Power. It is a knock-off of the Lima 40 foot flatcar which was imported by AHM, MRC, PMI as well as Model Power. You can spot the difference by checking to see if "Lima" is stamped on the bottom. The Chinese made models also have wonky clips holding the trucks in place instead of the ubiquitous "Kingpin". The model measures 3.43" long so it comes in at over 45 scale feet but nowhere close to the advertised 50 feet in Model Power catalogs and marketing material.

Road/Company Information:
The Transportation Corps was established 31 July 1942 by Executive Order 9082. The Transportation Corps is a combat service support branch of the U.S. Army, and was headquartered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, but moved to Fort Lee, Virginia in 2010. It is also one of three U.S. Army logistics branches, the others being the Quartermaster Corps and the Ordnance Corps. The Transportation Corps is responsible for the movement of personnel and material by truck, rail, air, and sea. Its motto is "Spearhead of Logistics," and it is currently the third smallest branch of the Army.

The officer in charge of the branch for doctrine, training, and professional development purposes is the Chief of Transportation (COT). The current Chief of Transportation is Brigadier General Michel M. Russell, Sr.

The insignia is metallic gold and brick red enamel. Surrounding a mariner's wheel is a shield representing a U.S. highway marker. Superimposed on the shield is a winged rail wheel on a railroad track. The symbols represent the four major modes of transportation: marine, road, aviation, and rail.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2016-07-25 13:46:52. Last edited by gdm on 2016-10-08 16:56:41

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