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N Scale - Model Power - 3418 - Tank Car, 3-Dome, ACF - Hercules Powder

2 of these sold recently for an average price of: $14.97



Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3418
Original Retail Price $3.50
Manufacturer Mehano
Body Style Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome
Road/Company Name Hercules Powder
Reporting Marks HPCX
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) Yellow
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1984-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety 3-Dome
Prototype Tank Car, 3-Dome, ACF
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


Body Style Information: This car was first produced by Mehano for Atlas to replace the Rivarossi model that was sold by Atlas in the 60s. After Atlas discontinued use of this model, it was later imported by MRC, Model Power and Life-Like. Life-Like later produced a Chinese knock-off of this car.

Prototype Information: Built in 1928, these 6,000 gallon tank cars had three separate compartments making them ideal for transporting different commodities in the same car. These proved useful for delivering smaller, as needed loads to their customers.

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 2017-03-20 21:19:33. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-20 21:20:59

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