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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 058 00 280 - Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 36 Foot, Truss Rod Underframe - HJ Heinz - 463

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 058 00 280 - Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 36 Foot, Truss Rod Underframe - HJ Heinz - 463 Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 058 00 280
Secondary Stock Number 058 00 280
Original Retail Price $28.95
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
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Body Style Micro Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 36 Foot Truss Rod Underframe
Road or Company Name HJ Heinz (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Pickles Euchred Figs Onions Etc.
Reporting Marks HPRL
Road or Reporting Number 463
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red
Print Color(s) White/Red
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Heinz
Series Release/Issue Number 3
Announcement Date 2017-11-01
Release Date 2017-11-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 36 Foot
Model Variety Wood Sheathed, Truss Rod, Vertical Brake Wheel
Prototype Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 36 Foot, Truss Rod Underframe
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era II: 1901 - 1938


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Specific Item Information: This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer with truss rods is brown with decorated sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. The H.J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz, first manufacturing horseradish. By the early 1900s, Heinz was manufacturing over 60 food products and relied heavily on their fleet of over 700 colorful billboard boxcars to distribute their products across the country.

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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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:
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: trovestarprime on 2017-11-14 10:00:22

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