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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 154 00 050 - Tank Car, 26 Foot, Truss Rod - Manassas Gap - 67

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 154 00 050 - Tank Car, 26 Foot, Truss Rod - Manassas Gap - 67

Stock Number 154 00 050
Original Retail Price $20.90
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Tank Car 26 Foot Truss Rod
Prototype Description Tank Car, 26 Foot, Truss Rod
Road or Company Name Manassas Gap (Details)
Reporting Marks MG
Road or Reporting Number 67
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2015-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 26 Foot
Model Variety Truss Rod

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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 18:23:43

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