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N Scale - Roundhouse - 8889 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Rib Side, Without Roofwalk, PS - Missouri Pacific - 251625


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N Scale - Roundhouse - 8889 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Rib Side, Without Roofwalk, PS - Missouri Pacific - 251625


N Scale - Roundhouse - 8889 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Rib Side, Without Roofwalk, PS - Missouri Pacific - 251625


Brand Roundhouse
Stock Number 8889
Manufacturer MDC Roundhouse
Body Style MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door
Road/Company Name Missouri Pacific
Reporting Marks TP
Road/Reporting Number 251625
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Plastic
Packaged Item Size (In Inches Length x Width x Height) 4.75 x 1.50 x 1.00
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Kit Material(s) Injection Molded Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Youngstown Single Sliding Door Rib Side Without Roofwalk PS
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Rib Side, Without Roofwalk, PS
Prototype Manufacturer Name Pullman Standard
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This MDC Roundhouse body style models a 50 Foot Pullman Standard (PS) Boxcar with a single sliding door, Rib Sides, peaked ends, and no roofwalk. The molds were acquired by Athearn/Horizon Hobbis.

Road/Company Information:
The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), commonly abbreviated MoPac, with nickname of The Mop, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. MoPac was a Class I railroad growing from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS), Texas and Pacific Railway (TP), Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (C&EI), St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway (SLBM), Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway (KO&G), Midland Valley Railroad (MV), San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad (SAU&G), Gulf Coast Lines (GC), International-Great Northern Railroad (IGN), New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway (NOTM), Missouri-Illinois Railroad (MI), as well as the small Central Branch Railway (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the Alton and Southern Railroad (AS).

In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track, not including DK&S, NO&LC, T&P and its subsidiaries, C&EI and Missouri-Illinois.

On January 8, 1980, the Union Pacific Railroad agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Lawsuits filed by competing railroads delayed approval of the merger until September 13, 1982. After the Supreme Court denied a trial to the Southern Pacific, the merger took effect on December 22, 1982. However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, the merger with Union Pacific become official only on January 1, 1997.

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Brand/Importer Information:
MDC Roundhouse was founded in California and relocated to Reno Nevada due to statewide restrictions on painting. MDC Roundhouse was a producer of both RTR (Ready-to-Run) and kit versions of N Scale rolling stock as well as RTR locomotives. MDC Roundhouse was purchased by Horizon Hobbies in June of 2004 and merged into their Athearn line.

Unlike many of their contemporaries which contracted with European firms to produce their products, MDC made their own toolings. They made several popular body styles and produced them for road names that many other vendors (even Micro-Trains) wouldn't touch. This made them popular with modelers. Also, their un-assembled "kits" permitted a lower price point so they were popular with "runners" as well as "modelers".

Of particular interest was the attention given to modern 50 foot steel boxcars. They made some attempt to accurately mold the differences into distinct models to represent each of the major prototype manufacturers products. They have distinct toolings not only for the different products from FMC, BFF and PS, but also multiple models for each of these manufacturers including "standard" vs "Youngstown" doors and "waffle" vs. "rib" sides. In total they produced 13 different versions of the 50 foot steel boxcar.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-10-13 18:25:15. Last edited by gdm on 2016-10-25 09:15:24

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