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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 099 00 070 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Evans 4780 - Comet Rice - 20983

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 099 00 070 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Evans 4780 - Comet Rice - 20983

Stock Number 099 00 070
Secondary Stock Number 099 00 070
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Hopper Covered 3-Bay Ribbed Side Evans
Prototype Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Evans 4780 (Details)
Road or Company Name Comet Rice (Details)
Reporting Marks USLX
Road or Reporting Number 20983
Paint Color(s) gray with black lettering
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2009-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety Ribbed Side Evans
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978
UPC/GTIN12 Number 695140028191
Scale 1/160

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Prototype History:
Distinguished by its unique Youngstown corrugated roof, the Evans 4780 Covered Hopper is a common prototype with uncommon features. Beginning with the first production order in December of 1976, Evans produced over 4,000 hoppers during the five-year production period. Popular among Nebraska cooperatives and lessees, the Evans 4780 has plied the rails everywhere in North America. Since the late 1970s the 55' Evans 4780 Covered Hopper has been a grain-hauling favorite.

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:
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.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-30 16:02:08

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