N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 95-46 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Cascade & Western - 20500

An image of the prototype.

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 95-46
Original Retail Price $17.00
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By John Judwig
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 40 Foot Sliding Door
Road/Company Name Cascade & Western
Road/Reporting Number 20500
Paint Color(s) Silver
Body Construction Plastic
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1995-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar Standard Steel
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Single Sliding Door
Prototype Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957

Body Style Information: This is Micro-Trains first body style. It was introduced in 1972. Hundreds of different releases have used this body style in various paint schemes and road names. It is not a model of a "modern" steel boxcar as the length (40 foot) and the roofwalk are typical of the transition era (1939 - 1957).

Manufacturer Information:
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.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-20 09:12:59. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-20 09:13:36

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