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N Scale - Minitrix - 15087 - Tank Car, Cement Silo, 2-Axle - Deutsche Bahn - 4-Pack

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N Scale - Minitrix - 15087 - Tank Car, Cement Silo, 2-Axle - Deutsche Bahn - 4-Pack

Brand Minitrix
Stock Number 15087
Original Retail Price 99.99€
Manufacturer Minitrix
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Minitrix Tank Car Cement Silo
Prototype Tank Car, Cement Silo, 2-Axle (Details)
Road or Company Name Deutsche Bahn (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4-Pack
Paint Color(s) Gray
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2014-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Cement Silo
Model Variety 2-Axle
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch III (1945-1970)
Scale 1/160
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4028106150876

Specific Item Information: Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Ucs 908 and Ucs 909 double chamber cars. Capacities 27.5 cubic meters / 971.15 cubic feet and 28.3 cubic meters / 990.41 cubic feet of fine bulk freight.

Model: The cars have different car numbers in the set. They also have close coupler mechanisms. The cars have numerous separately applied details. Total length over the buffers 162 mm / 6-3/8".

Road Numbers: 21 80 910 5 862-6, 21 80 910 5 875-8, 41 80 910 8 168-3, 41 80 910 7 676-4

Prototype History:
With the introduction of the 12-digit UIC number, the Kds 54 railcars were renumbered in Ucs908. Even while the Ucs909 railcars were still being procured, a number of Kds 54/Ucs908 were converted into Kds 56/Ucs909. For many years, both types formed the backbone of the powder railcar stock of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB). 1965 is said to have seen the largest inventory of Kd/Kds 54, when 1,232 railcars were counted. The first reductions in stock were in 1967 when 86 railcars were sold. Further sales to EVA and VTG followed in later years, and by 1990 there were 953 left in the inventory.

Road Name History:
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. It carries about two billion passengers each year.

Deutsche Bahn (literally "German Railway" in German) came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn ("German Federal Railway") of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn ("German Empire Railway") of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the Verwaltung des ehemaligen Reichsbahnvermögens (Administration of the Former Reichsbahn Assets).

Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-06 08:56:32. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-06-15 22:24:55

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