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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC MTL 18-02 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Deseret Hive Supply - 84404

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC MTL 18-02 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Deseret Hive Supply - 84404 Copyright Held by TroveStar


N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC MTL 18-02 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Deseret Hive Supply - 84404 Copyright Held by TroveStar


Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC MTL 18-02
Brand Micro-Trains
Commissioned By N Scale Enthusiast
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot (Details)
Road or Company Name Deseret Hive Supply (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Bee Specific
Reporting Marks DHSX
Road or Reporting Number 84404
Paint Color(s) Clear Acrylic and Yellow
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Multipack ID Number NSC 00-54
Series Name Banquet Car
Release Date 2018-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety 39 Foot Riveted
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: 1939 - 1957
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: Dating back to 1979, this is the oldest and most popular of Micro-Trains tank cars. Over 200 different regular issues of this body style have been produced as well as hundreds more special runs, including the 2016 N Scale Enthusiast banquet car.

This car models tank cars of approximately 8,000 gallons. The prototypes were built in the 1950's and appeared on freight railroads across the United States and Canada.

Prototype History:
Single Dome tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. This length car can handle about 10,000 gallons. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

One common version is the ACF Type 27 jacketed tank car with expansion dome which was in common use by many railroads and oil companies.

Road Name History:
Deseret Hive Supply was born when beekeepers Vic and Annessa Bachman, Nate Hall, and Mike Bachman decided to open a beekeeping supply store where hobbyist could come and get equipment and information in a clean, friendly atmosphere. As hobbyist beekeepers, we watched the decline of the honeybee and decided to do something about it.

“We thought that if we made a place where people could come and learn more about the bees and the hobby of beekeeping then maybe — just maybe — we could make a difference.” Deseret Hive Supply is just the place. We pride ourselves on having a warm, friendly atmosphere where your questions can be answered and your needs filled. Our welcoming staff will gladly help you with any need you have.

Whether you’re already a beekeeper or you are just looking into it, we can help. We have a classroom with classes ranging from beginner to expert. Our harvest kitchen is available to anyone who wants to extract their honey and doesn’t want to have to purchase the equipment themselves. There is always someone willing to help you.

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.

Commissioner Information: The N Scale Enthusiast Society (previously known as The N Scale Collector until 2011) was established by Wick Brandon, as a sole proprietorship and was a stand alone company until Wick passed away in 2000. The company has been owned by Micro Trains Line since then.

Wick was the founder of TexNRails and he established NSE right after he sold the pioneering N Scale retailer to the Herz family, and the store moved to Florida. Wick and Lea moved their family from Texas to Bakersfield California, and the entire operation was run from his home in Bakersfield. George Johnsen, the current Chairman, came on board as Associate Editor starting with the third issue of the magazine, and the growth of the organization hasn’t stopped. Wick and George did the first convention in Medford in 1993, and added staff and advisors as the organization grew. Wick held the first auction for the NSE in 1995.

The NSE mission statement reads: “This organization is dedicated to the preservation of the history of N Scale Model Railroading, and the railroads they represent.”

They do:
- Special Run Cars
- Regular Auctions of "collectable" Cars
- Annual Conventions
- Bi-Monthly Magazine



Item created by: gdm on 2018-06-26 17:33:08. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-26 17:35:18

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