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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 49050 - Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 40 Foot, Vertical Brake Wheel - Union Refrigerator Transit - 23099

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 49050 - Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 40 Foot, Vertical Brake Wheel - Union Refrigerator Transit - 23099


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 49050
Secondary Stock Number 049 00 050
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Body Style Micro-Trains Reefer Wood 40 Foot Vertical Brake
Road or Company Name Union Refrigerator Transit (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Carnation Flaked Wheat
Reporting Marks URTC
Road or Reporting Number 23099
Paint Color(s) bcr, yellow sides
Print Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Plastic Wheels With Steel Axle
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1982-07-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Reefer Wood Sheathed
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Vertical Brake Wheel
Prototype Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 40 Foot, Vertical Brake Wheel
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era II: 1901 - 1938


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Body Style Information: Micro-Trains introduced this body style in July of 1982. It features opening roof hatches - an innovation for N Scale at the time. The detail of the body combined with the high quality printing makes this tooling an excellent choice for modeling early-20th century billboard reefers. It is particularly well suited for modeling the cars used by pre-war meat packers. The prototype is a 40 Foot Wood-Sheathed Ice Reefer with vertical brake wheel.

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:
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.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-01 20:31:56

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