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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 025 44 810 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC 5077 - Various

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Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 025 44 810
Secondary Stock Number 025 44 810
Original Retail Price $59.95
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5077
Road or Company Name Various (Details)
Reporting Marks FCRD/EEC
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) Beige
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number 025 44 810
Series Name Weathered
Release Date 2015-07-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety FMC 5077
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC 5077
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This model was first produced by Kadee in February of 1981. It is a model of a 50 Foot Steel Rib-Side Single Sliding Door Boxcar. Specifically, this Micro-Trains body style models the FMC 50' 5077 Single Sliding Door prototype. It is also used by Micro-Trains to model Pullman Standard 50' boxcars. Hence on some releases, this car is labeled as a Pullman Standard and in other cases it is labeled as an FMC boxcar, and it also is frequently labeled as a '50' Rib Side Box Car[sic]' with no mention of prototype whatsoever. It appears to be closest to the FMC 5077 boxcar prototype (from the 1970s) in any event. These models can appear with any one of multiple different sliding door types. The doors for this model are operating ones (cool!).

Prototype Information: This is FMC's entry into the Plate B IPD (Incentive Per Diem) box car era. The design was intended to be the 'most universal', interchangeable on most common railroad clearances. The cars were available with and without end-of-car cushioning, and were offered in several door configurations.

Over 4,300 cars were produced from 1975-1979 by FMC's Portland, Oregon plant. The cars were delivered in numerous colorful shortline paint schemes, as well as the nationwide car pool fleet of Railbox. Many secondhand cars were later seen in Class 1 railroads and large leasing company fleets under additional shortline reporting marks.

Road/Company Information: This set of N Scale items is comprised of more than one road name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames.

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.

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: gdm on 2015-07-19 14:49:30

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