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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 470 00 219 - Trailer, Horse Drawn, Wagon - Ringling Brothers

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 470 00 219 - Trailer, Horse Drawn, Wagon - Ringling Brothers

Stock Number 470 00 219
Secondary Stock Number 470 00 219
Original Retail Price $34.95
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Trailer Horse Drawn Wagon
Prototype Description Trailer, Horse Drawn, Wagon
Road or Company Name Ringling Brothers (Details)
Reporting Marks RBBX
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) Blue and White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Release Date 2015-06-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype Horse Drawn Wagon Mercantile
Model Variety Standard

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Road Name History:
The Ringling brothers (originally Rungelings) were seven American siblings of German and French descent who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in McGregor, Iowa and raised in Baraboo, Wisconsin, they were the children of harness maker Heinrich Friedrich August Ringling (1826-1898), of Hanover, Germany, and Marie Salome Juliar (1833-1907), of Ostheim, in Alsace-Lorraine. They merged their Ringling Brothers Circus with America's other leading circus troupes, ultimately creating the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which still tours today under that name.

From Wikipedia

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: gdm on 2015-07-19 18:18:03

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