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N Scale - Atlas - 40031 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Pressureaide - Corn Products - 51110


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N Scale - Atlas - 40031 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Pressureaide - Corn Products - 51110 Image Courtesy of Atlas Model Railroad


Brand Atlas
Stock Number 40031
Original Retail Price $18.95
Manufacturer Atlas China
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Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay Pressureaide
Road/Company Name Corn Products
Reporting Marks ACFX
Road/Reporting Number 51110
Paint Color(s) Light Gray and Blue
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2000-10-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety Pressureaide Center Flow
Prototype Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Pressureaide
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


Body Style Information: Atlas first released this model in 2000. It features: Etched metal roof walks; Detailed brake gear with scale piping; AccuMate couplers; Accurate painting and printing; 100-ton roller-bearing trucks.

Road/Company Information:
Ingredion Incorporated (formerly Corn Products International, Inc) is an ingredient provider based in Westchester, Illinois. The company processes corn, tapioca, potatoes, and other raw materials into ingredients for the food, beverage, brewing, and pharmaceutical industries and numerous industrial sectors.[1] It has more than 11,000 employees around the world, and customers in more than 60 markets in over 40 countries. In 2014, net sales were $5.7 billion.

The company, which began as Corn Products Refining Co. and later as "CPC," was founded by the merger of leading US corn refiners in 1906. It supplied the raw materials for Argo cornstarch and Mazola corn oil. CPC acquired starch factories in Europe from 1919 until 1987 when they were sold to the French sugar manufacture B?ghin-Say and renamed Cerestar.

In 1981, CPC formed a partnership with Texaco to produce bioethanol at a plant in Pekin, Illinois. In 1995, the plant was sold to Williams Companies and, in 2003, continued as Aventine Renewable Energy. The company has a facility in nearby Mapleton, Illinois, along U.S. Route 24, which is part of an industrial area, a major area employer.

The Bestfoods division of the company known for brands Maizena, Knorr, Hellmann's / Best Foods mayonnaise, and Skippy Peanut Butter existed from 1958 until 1997 when the company split into Bestfoods, a packaged-foods company, and Corn Products International, a starch and sweeteners company. Corn Products International (CPI) is a Fortune 1000 Company.

In October 2010, CPI acquired National Starch of Dutch paints firm AkzoNobel for $1.3 billion in cash. It also took on pension and employee benefit liabilities.

The combined company employs approximately 11,000 people in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. It operates 37 manufacturing facilities in 15 countries and sales offices in 29 countries. Research and ingredient development centers are located in key global markets. In 2012, the company was renamed Ingredion.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
In 1924 Stephan Schaffan, Sr. founded the Atlas Tool Company in Newark, New Jersey. In 1933 his son, Stephan Schaffan, Jr., came to work for his father at the age of sixteen. Steve Jr. built model airplanes as a hobby and frequented a local hobby shop. Being an enterprising young man, he would often ask the owner if there was anything he could do to earn some extra spending money. Tired of listening to his requests, the hobby-store owner threw some model railroad track parts his way and said, "Here, see if you can improve on this".

In those days, railroad modelers had to assemble and build everything from scratch. Steve Jr. created a "switch kit" which sold so well, that the entire family worked on them in the basement at night, while doing business as usual in the machine shop during the day.

Subsequently, Steve Jr. engineered the stapling of rail to fiber track, along with inventing the first practical rail joiner and pre-assembled turnouts and flexible track. All of these products, and more, helped to popularize model railroading and assisted in the creation of a mass-market hobby. The budding entrepreneur quickly outgrew the limitations of a basement and small garage operation. Realizing they could actually make a living selling track and related products, Steve and his father had the first factory built in Hillside, New Jersey at 413 Florence Avenue in 1947. On September 30, 1949, the Atlas Tool Company was officially incorporated as a New Jersey company.

In 1985, Steve was honored posthumously for his inventions by the Model Railroad Industry Association and was inducted into the Model Railroad Industry Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Steve was nominated and entered into the National Model Railroad Association Pioneers of Model Railroading in 1995.

In the early 1990s, the Atlas Tool Company changed its name to Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc.


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