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N Scale - Model Power - 4100 - Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center - Maintenance of Way - 624

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Brand Model Power
Stock Number 4100
Secondary Stock Number 84100
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Flatcar 40 Foot Depressed Center
Road or Company Name Maintenance of Way (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Safety First
Road or Reporting Number 624
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Die-Cast Metal
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Depressed Center
Prototype Flatcar, 40 Foot, Depressed Center
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: Car comes with a working searchlight load and two figures glued to the deck.

Body Style Information: This Model Power tooling is a bit of an odd-ball. Unlike other Chinese made Model Power toolings of the late 1980s and 1990s, this model has a die-cast metal body. It is also not a copy of some other manufacturers model (at least nothing like this exists in N Scale). It is the only 40 foot depressed center car ever made for N Scale. That being said, I have my doubts that a 40' depressed center car prototype ever existed. Also, typically the depressed center cars are designed for heavy loads and sport 6-axles on two trucks. This model has only 4 axles.

The model typically comes with a factory load of some kind or other. One car even comes with a working searchlight! The searchlight car also has N Scale figures walking about on it (though not operating the searchlight...). This model is somewhat rare and likely cost a bit more than other Chinese made models to produce.

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).



Item created by: gdm on 2017-07-01 08:19:33. Last edited by gdm on 2017-07-01 08:20:16

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