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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSE MTL 16-107 - Flatcar, 70 Foot, Straight Side - Great American Circus - 24

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSE MTL 16-107 - Flatcar, 70 Foot, Straight Side - Great American Circus - 24 Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line

Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number NSE MTL 16-107
Secondary Stock Number 147 91 005
Original Retail Price $69.00
Commissioned By Lowell Smith
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Production Type Special Run
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Body Style Micro Trains Flatcar 70 Foot Straight Side
Prototype Description Flatcar, 70 Foot, Straight Side
Road or Company Name Great American Circus (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 24
Additional Markings/Slogan Wild West Show
Paint Color(s) Light Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Great American Circus
Series Release/Issue Number 29
Release Date 2016-12-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 70 Foot
Model Variety 70 Foot
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 'How The West Was Won' trailer on flat.
- Micro-Trains 40′ trailer (MTL 450 00 000)
- Trainworx Peterbilt 280

Road Name History:
The Great American Circus and Wild West Show is a fictitious circus created by Lowell Smith. Here is what he says about it:

“The Biggest Little Show on Earth” was birthed when I realized there was no N scale circus train available. Not wanting the expense of a license with the Ringling Brothers was a smart move, as it made my circus not only affordable, but allowed the freedom to be totally creative doing what ever I wanted. It’s my circus! The series launched in the summer season of 2003.
After years of no competition, finally a few years back another N scale circus came onto the scene. Many have asked how I feel about Micro-Trains producing the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey train. My response is simple. Back in the day there were many a circus competing from town to town around our nation. And so I welcome the competition! It is all fun! But without a doubt, The Great American Circus and Wild West Show continues to wow audiences around the country. It truly is, “The Greatest Show on Rails”!

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Commissioner Information: Desiring to bring a creative and artistic approach to model railroad cars, Lowell Smith Signature Series was born in 1994. The first special run car commemorated the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Golden Spike - "Wedding of the Rails". Since 1994, Lowell Smith Signature Series has continued to produce over one hundred and thirty-five unique cars or train locomotives to date.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon.
Following Lowell's passion of model trains, The Hobby Smith was built to be the community center for model railroaders - operators and collectors alike. Located in the Hollywood District of Portland, The Hobby Smith was the place to learn and to enjoy the camaraderie of others with the same passion.

Item created by: Chance on 2017-03-13 08:06:01. Last edited by Chance on 2017-03-13 08:06:02

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