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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSE MTL 17-02 - Gondola. 50 Foot, 14 Panel, Fishbelly Side, Fixed End - HJ Heinz - 2017

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSE MTL 17-02 - Gondola. 50 Foot, 14 Panel, Fishbelly Side, Fixed End - HJ Heinz - 2017 Copyright Held by TroveStar

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSE MTL 17-02
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot 14 Panel Fishbelly Side Fixed End
Road or Company Name HJ Heinz (Details)
Reporting Marks MTL
Road or Reporting Number 2017
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) Red and White
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Series Name Banquet Car
Series Release/Issue Number 25
Announcement Date 2017-06-01
Release Date 2017-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety 14 Panel Fishbelly Side Fixed End
Prototype Gondola. 50 Foot, 14 Panel, Fishbelly Side, Fixed End

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Specific Item Information: Banquet car present to attendees of the 25th annual NSE convention in Pittsburgh, PA. The dinner took place on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Road/Company Information:
The H. J. Heinz Company, or Heinz, is an American food processing company with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Henry John Heinz in 1869. The H. J. Heinz Company manufactures thousands of food products in plants on six continents, and markets these products in more than 200 countries and territories. The company claims to have 150 number-one or number-two brands worldwide.[6] Heinz ranked first in ketchup in the US with a market share in excess of 50%; Ore-Ida label held 46% of the frozen potato sector in 2003.

Since 1896, the company has used its "57 Varieties" slogan; it was inspired by a sign advertising 21 styles of shoes, and Henry Heinz chose the number 57 even though the company manufactured more than 60 products at the time.

On February 14, 2013, Heinz agreed to be purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for $23 billion. On March 25, 2015, Kraft announced its merger with Heinz, arranged by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. The resulting Kraft Heinz Company is the fifth largest food company in the world. Berkshire Hathaway became a majority owner of Heinz on June 18, 2015. After exercising a warrant to acquire 46,195,652 shares of common stock for a total price of $461,956.52, Berkshire increased its stake to 52.5%. The companies completed the merger on July 2, 2015.

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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.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-30 11:56:23

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