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N Scale - Minitrix - 15136-C - Tank Car Platform Buffer - Deutsche Bahn - 8312

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N Scale - Minitrix - 15136-C - Tank Car Platform Buffer - Deutsche Bahn - 8312 Part of 3-Car Set.

Brand Minitrix
Stock Number 15136-C
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Boxcar Platform 2-Wheel
Road or Company Name Deutsche Bahn (Details)
Reporting Marks Mst
Road or Reporting Number 8312
Paint Color(s) Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Multipack ID Number 15136
Release Date 2001-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 4-Wheel
Model Variety Platform
Prototype Description Tank Car Platform Buffer
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4028106151361

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Specific Item Information: Gedeckt, 2-achsig, G 02, ohne Bremserhaus. Baureihe G 02 DB Gedeckter Güterwagen. 3-teiliges Set "Ölbetankungsanlage". Vertrieb: Märklin Händlerinitiative. Modell mit mit angebauter Oelbetankungsanlage. Found in Minitrix 2001 catalog.

This car was used as a pumping device for refueling oil steam locos.

Body Style Information: This car appears in at least one Minitrix oil tanker set. It might be the European equivalent of a 'buffer car'. It has only 2 axles.

Road/Company Information:
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. It carries about two billion passengers each year.

Deutsche Bahn (literally "German Railway" in German) came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn ("German Federal Railway") of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn ("German Empire Railway") of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the Verwaltung des ehemaligen Reichsbahnvermögens (Administration of the Former Reichsbahn Assets).

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Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-08-12 09:39:34

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