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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSE MTL 17-240 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - NASA - 2040

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSE MTL 17-240 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - NASA - 2040


N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSE MTL 17-240 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - NASA - 2040 Artwork courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSE MTL 17-240
Original Retail Price $39.50
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By N Scale Enthusiast
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door
Road or Company Name NASA (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Visit Titan The Adventure Moon
Reporting Marks NASA
Road or Reporting Number 2040
Paint Color(s) White w. Blue roof and ends
Print Color(s) Red
Paint Scheme NASA Poster Art #2
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Ready-to-Run No
Series Name NASA
Series Release/Issue Number NSE 2017 member offer # 2
Announcement Date 2017-05-01
Release Date 2017-11-20
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Plug Door
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door
Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Region North America


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Specific Item Information: Commissioned by NSE as their 2017 Members-only 'offer' #2 car
carries NASA Poster Art #2 scheme
Markings include: year built: 10-53, serviced 6-99
No roofwalk

Road/Company Information:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

From Wikipedia

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: jbeezz28 on 2018-02-09 11:39:44. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-02-09 12:33:43

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