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N Scale - MRC - 8010 - Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel - Carnation Milk - 25001

N Scale - MRC - 8010 - Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel - Carnation Milk - 25001 Copyright held by TroveStar


Brand MRC
Stock Number 8010
Original Retail Price $1.98
Manufacturer Mehano
Body Style Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Steel
Road/Company Name Carnation Milk
Reporting Marks CM
Road/Reporting Number 25001
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Red and Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1971-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel
Prototype Reefer, 40 Foot, Steel
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: Mehano first started producing this model in the early 1970's for MRC. It is clearly a knock-off of the Roco 40 foot steel reefer of the same time period. Even the under-frames are close to identical! The only simple way to tell the difference between the Roco and Mehano versions are whether they say "Yougoslavia" or "Austria" on the underframe. I am unsure whether the tooling was licensed by Mehano or 'stolen'. The Mehano version was also imported by AHM and Model Power. Later, the tooling became lost or damaged (due to the civil war in Yugoslavia) and Mehano redid the model to carry a more conventional plug door. The new version was imported only by Life-Like.

Brand/Importer Information:
In the hobby industry, few companies have built as bold and dynamic a reputation for quality products and technical achievement as Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC). More than a half century ago, MRC began its march toward hobby product leadership by designing model railroad train controls with a level of realism and power previously unavailable. Today, MRC's technology-rich Tech 6 and Prodigy DCC lead a long list of MRC engineered train controls and sound systems respected and enjoyed by millions of model railroad hobbyist around the world.

Success with model railroads led us to carry our passion for hobby quality and technology into the development of other outstanding brands and categories. Today, MRC is the exclusive distributor for some of the world's most respected hobby products as well as the creators and manufacturers of prominent proprietary lines. While our brands and products are diverse, they all share a common bond. Each product we sell meets stringent quality standards and exceeds the highest customer expectation levels. Extraordinary in its depth and breadth, MRC product lines include some of the world's most recognized hobby brands and category leaders.

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 21:32:09. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-24 19:43:01

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