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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 105019 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Various - 33266, 351065, 130531

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 105019 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Various - 33266, 351065, 130531


N Scale - Micro-Trains - 105019 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Various - 33266, 351065, 130531


Stock Number 105019
Secondary Stock Number 105 00 019
Original Retail Price $40.45
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot 14 Panel Fishbelly Side Fixed End
Prototype Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Various (Details)
Reporting Marks Various
Road or Reporting Number 33266, 351065, 130531
Paint Color(s) See Individual Car Listing
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number 105019
Release Date 1998-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety 14 Panel Fishbelly Side Fixed End
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Scale 1/160


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Specific Item Information: Gondola/Low Cover Bonus Blitz . Comes with A) 105010 RDG Reading 33266 Green/yellow B) 105030 BO Baltimore & Ohio 351065 Black/white C) 105040 SCL Seaboard Coast Line 130531 Black/yellow. Comes with three Gondola covers (part #1200).

Prototype History:
In US railroad terminology, a gondola is an open-topped rail vehicle used for transporting loose bulk materials. Because of their low side walls gondolas are also suitable for the carriage of such high-density cargoes as steel plates or coils, or of bulky items such as prefabricated sections of rail track. For weather-sensitive loads, these gondolas are sometimes equipped with covers.

All-steel gondolas date back to the early part of the 20th century. However, most of the early ones were shorter, 40' designs. The ubiquitous 50' steel gondola we see modeled so often today is more along the lines of gondolas produced following the second world war when steel became once again readily available. Generally, they had a capacity of 70 tons and were 52'6" long. The first models of this design were produced by the Erie Railroad and the Greenville Steel Car Co, but nearly identical cars were produced by Pullman, ACF and Bethlehem.

Road Name History: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. 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 2017-07-16 09:43:04. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-28 10:45:32

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