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N Scale - Fox Valley - 8316-09 - Open Hopper, 5-Bay, Trinity RD-4 - CIT Group - 12570

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N Scale - Fox Valley - 8316-09 - Open Hopper, 5-Bay, Trinity RD-4 - CIT Group - 12570 Copyright held by TroveStar
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Brand Fox Valley
Stock Number 8316-09
Original Retail Price $18.95
Manufacturer Fox Valley
Body Style Fox Valley Open Hopper 5-Bay Trinity RD-4
Road or Company Name CIT Group (Details)
Reporting Marks NCUX
Road or Reporting Number 12570
Paint Color(s) Aluminum and Black
Print Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number 83161
Announcement Date 2012-06-01
Release Date 2012-12-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 5-Bay
Model Variety Trinity RD-4
Prototype Open Hopper, 5-Bay, Trinity RD-4
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Body Style Information: This Fox Valley model was actually designed by Fox Valley and not acquired from another vendor such as their 5-Bay Ortner model. It is an excellent model; it has good detail and excellent printing. The body mount couplers and high quality chemically blackened low-profile wheels are both nice features. Also, as expected, they have the world-class Fox Valley blackened metal wheels, known to have accurate proportions as well as running smoothly and relatively quietly.

The one thing they got wrong is the cheesy load. It looks like they studied the loads from the Red Caboose/Precision Masters models that they acquired and decided "well if modelers will settle for that, I guess we don't need to work very hard to make something better". And that is what they got - something that is not better, but should be. Fortunately with a little patience you can remove the factory loads and put your own in. They are not glued in.

Prototype Information: The RD IV hopper was first produced by Trinity in the mid 1990s. The car is a high-capacity (4,000+ c.f.) open hopper specially designed for coal. It is frequently run in large unit trains. As of 2017, it does not appear in Trinity's web site as being available, so it has likely been replaced by their newer RD VI and RD VII models.

Road/Company Information:
CIT Group Inc. is an American financial holding company founded in 1908 with more than $65 billion in finance and leasing assets. The company's name is an abbreviation of an early corporate name, Commercial Investment Trust. It provides financing and leasing capital to its middle market clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), BankOnCIT.com, its primary bank subsidiary, which offers a suite of online savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals.

The company is part of the Fortune 500 and was a part of the S&P 500 Index until it was replaced by Red Hat at the close of trading July 24, 2009. The company is headquartered in New York City, and employs approximately 3,700 people in locations throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on November 1, 2009, and with the consent of its bondholders proposed to quickly emerge from bankruptcy court proceedings. The company emerged from bankruptcy 38 days later on December 10, 2009.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-19 15:30:38

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