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N Scale - KenRay - LR001-A - Tank Car, Butterdish 6,000 Gallon Milk - Borden's Farm Products - 535

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N Scale - KenRay - LR001-A - Tank Car, Butterdish 6,000 Gallon Milk - Borden Image Courtesy of KenRay Models


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number LR001-A
Original Retail Price $59.95
Brand KenRay
Manufacturer KenRay
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style KenRay Tank Car 6,000 Gallon
Prototype Tank Car, Butterdish 6,000 Gallon Milk (Details)
Road or Company Name Borden's Farm Products (Details)
Reporting Marks BFIX
Road or Reporting Number 535
Paint Color(s) White and Blue
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Resin
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 6,000 Gallon
Model Variety 40 Foot, Butterdish Milk
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Years Produced 1930's
Scale 1/144



Specific Item Information: Our Borden's Butterdish Milk Car is available in two different paint schemes and four different road numbers. It is an N Scale Ready to Run car. Resin superstructure on 40' pewter underframe on Micro-trains BX Express trucks.

Model Information: The Borden's "Butterdish" Milk Car was a hall mark of the Art Deco days of the 1930's. The fleet of 40 cars were used to transport milk in two 3,000 glass lined tanks that were located inside the sleek streamlined body that gave the car it's nickname.

Prototype History:
The Borden's "Butterdish" Milk Car was a hall mark of the Art Deco days of the 1930's. The fleet of 40 cars were used to transport milk in two 3,000 glass lined tanks that were located inside the sleek streamlined body that gave the car it's nickname.

Road Name History:
Borden, Inc., was an American producer of food and beverage products, consumer products, and industrial products. At one time, the company was the largest U.S. producer of dairy and pasta products. Its food division, Borden Foods, was based in Columbus, Ohio, and focused primarily on pasta and pasta sauces, bakery products, snacks, processed cheese, jams and jellies, and ice cream. It was best known for its Borden Ice Cream, Meadow Gold milk, Creamette pasta, and Borden Condensed Milk brands. Its consumer products and industrial segment marketed wallpaper, adhesives, plastics and resins. By 1993, sales of food products accounted for 67 percent of its revenues. It was also known for its Elmer's Glue and Krazy Glue.

After significant financial losses in the early 1990s and a leveraged buyout by KKR in 1995, Borden divested itself of its various divisions, brands and businesses. KKR shuttered Borden's food products operations in 2001, and divested all its other Borden operations in 2005. The Borden dairy brands are currently used by both Dean Foods and Grupo Lala (as Borden Milk Products) for milk and by Dairy Farmers of America for cheese.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
The real start of KenRay Models was pretty simple. Ken was a repressed model railroader and interested in WW II modeling. Ray was interested in almost every kind of modeling. Ken was a draftsman by trade and able to discern infinite details. Ray was an award-winning master modeler and model painter with an eye for colors that were spot on. Both were very attuned to accuracy, solid details and wanting to share a passion for both those things.

Ray saw some WW II tanks that Ken built and mounted on flatcars and asked a question that was to have a farther-reaching effect than either would imagine: "Hey, you think we could make some money selling those?" Ken's answer was pretty much standard Ken: "I don't know, let's see." Ray's next question led to something on the business cards that stayed for a long while and will probably make a return. "A business needs a name, so what do we call this?" Ken's answer was vintage sarcastic Ken. "Two ******* Guys Models." Ray intelligently nixed this idea and the name KenRay Models was born in 2005.

Ray passed away late in 2008. We bought the business outright from his wonderful wife, Donna, in 2012, with the understanding we'd never change the name from KenRay Models. In mid-2012 we built a 12x16 foot shop building in the backyard, installed the equipment and got back to work.

It's been a good run so far and we've no intention of stopping any time soon. We've met great people, made good friends, created a business we enjoy. Keep coming back to the site and stopping by our tables at the shows. We promise that we'll always make time for you.

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2019-03-15 13:07:46. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2019-03-15 14:03:07

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