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N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9860B - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Double Wood Sheathed - Killebrew Root Beer - 583

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N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9860B - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Double Wood Sheathed - Killebrew Root Beer - 583 Image Courtesy of bierwagen.bplaced.net


Brand The Freight Yard
Stock Number 9860B
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood
Prototype Type Boxcar, 40 Foot, Double Wood Sheathed (Details)
Road or Company Name Killebrew Root Beer (Details)
Reporting Marks KRBX
Road or Reporting Number 583
Paint Color(s) Box Car Red
Print Color(s) Black , White & Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Series Name Premiere Editions
Release Date 1998-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Wood, Vertical Brake Wheel
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Micro-Trains Line model decorated by The Freight Yard.

Prototype History:
Double sheathed all-wood boxcars in 34', 36' or 40' length were built with trussrods into the 1900's. By about 1910-15 cars often were being built of wood but with steel underframes. BTW many early boxcars were only about 8-1/2' high, though taller 10' cars were beginning to be built by the WW1 era (like the USRA wood boxcar) but that didn't become the norm until the late 1930's.

Later in the 20's-30's, some cars were built with double or single sheathed woodsides but steel underframe, roof and ends. In the later 30's into the 40's some older cars built with wood except for the steel underframes were rebuilt with steel ends and roofs. Some of these cars with steel roof and ends (either new or rebuilt) lasted into the 1960's.

During WW2, steel was in short supply, so some new boxcars were built with steel roof and ends, but wood sides. These too sometimes lasted into the "diesel era", although many were rebuilt with steel sides after the war.

Road Name History:
Killebrew Beverages have been manufactured in Minnesota since 1996 and are now brewed, bottled and packaged in Minnesota under the authority of RJM Distributing, Inc., Ramsey, MN. Since 2003, RJM Distributing has been a leading distributor of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands in the state of Minnesota.Killebrew Beverages are available at major grocery chains, liquor retailers and a growing number of fine restaurants throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. Additionally, Killebrew’s all American taste can be savored while enjoying the all American pastime! Target Field concessions and restaurants offer Killebrew Beverages during the Twins season, where they have been a real hit with fans!

Brand/Importer Information:
Premiere Editions, also known as The Freight Yard, did custom decoration and special runs of other manufacturers N Scale products. It was located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2019-10-23 14:38:40. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-27 15:39:32

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