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N Scale - Model Power - 346X - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Wood-Sheathed - Erie Lackawanna - 8443

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N Scale - Model Power - 346X - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Wood-Sheathed - Erie Lackawanna - 8443


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Brand Model Power
Stock Number 346X
Original Retail Price $3.50
Manufacturer Mehano
Body Style Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood
Road or Company Name Erie Lackawanna (Details)
Reporting Marks EL
Road or Reporting Number 8443
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1984-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Wood Single Sheathed
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, Wood-Sheathed
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era II: 1901 - 1938


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Body Style Information: This model was originally developed by Mehano for Atlas to replace the Atlas 40' composite boxcar tooling. It is a knockoff of the Roco tooling. It is so similar that I suspect Mehano obtained the rights to the Roco tooling with Atlas' help. It has also been produced for MRC, Life-Like and Model Power. It has been through at least one minor revision to improve the molded detail on the shell. It carries Nickel-Silver plated deep flange wheels and a Rapido coupler.

Road/Company Information:
The Erie Lackawanna Railway (reporting mark EL), known as the Erie Lackawanna Railroad until 1968, was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The official motto of the line was "The Friendly Service Route".

Like many railroads in the northeast already financially vulnerable from the expanding U.S. Interstate Highway System, the line was severely weakened fiscally by the extent, duration and record flood levels due to Hurricane Agnes in 1972. It would never recover, and most of the corporation's holdings were subsumed into the federal rescue purchases creating Conrail in 1976, ending its days as an operating railroad company.

Read more on 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).


Manufacturer Information:
Mehano is a Slovenian toy manufacturer located in Izola, Slovenija. The company was founded as Mehanotehnika and was producing toys starting in June 1953. They first exhibited at the Nuerenberg Toy Fair in 1959. Mehano produced a number of different locomotives and rolling stock models for the North American market in the 1960s and 1970s. Companies such as Atlas and Life-Like imported a huge variety of their products. Generally they can easily be recognized as they are stamped "Yugosolavia" on the underframe. The company was formally renamed "Mehano" in 1990. Izola today is part of the country of Slovenia since the breakup of Yugoslavia.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-06 14:26:21. Last edited by gdm on 2017-02-06 15:32:34

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