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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 099 00 070 - Hopper, Covered, 3-Bay Ribbed Side, Evans - Comet Rice - 20983

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 099 00 070 - Hopper, Covered, 3-Bay Ribbed Side, Evans - Comet Rice - 20983

Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 099 00 070
Secondary Stock Number 099 00 070
Original Retail Price $19.15
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Hopper Covered 3-Bay Ribbed Side Evans
Road/Company Name Comet Rice
Reporting Marks USLX
Road/Reporting Number 20983
Paint Color(s) gray with black lettering
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2009-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety Ribbed Side Evans
Prototype Hopper, Covered, 3-Bay Ribbed Side, Evans
Region North America
UPC/GTIN12 Number 695140028191

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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.

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.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2016-04-25 16:41:09

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