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Specific Item Information: MTL 45th Anniversary Car. This 50’ standard box car with 8’ plug door no roofwalk and short ladders is light blue with colorful graffiti. In 1972, Micro-Trains Line introduced their first complete N scale freight car, a 40-foot standard boxcar with single sliding door, closely followed by additional cars and accessories. For 45 years MTL has produced highly detailed model trains, continuing the company’s high standard of excellence of American-made model railroad equipment.
Body Style Information: Micro-Trains first introduced this body style in July of 2017. It models a series of boxcars built by Pullman-Standard in the 1950s that feature 10 plug doors, short ladders and no roofwalk.
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.
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: Appin House on 2017-11-14 10:25:47
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