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N Scale - Model Power - 84055 - Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly - United States Army

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N Scale - Model Power - 84055 - Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly - United States Army


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 84055
Original Retail Price $10.98
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Flatcar 45 Foot Fishbelly
Prototype Description Flatcar, 45 Foot, Fishbelly
Road or Company Name United States Army (Details)
Paint Color(s) Green with White Lettering
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Ready-to-Run No
Release Date 2012-05-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 45 Foot
Model Variety Fishbelly



Model Information: This body style was made in China for Model Power. It is a knock-off of the Lima 40 foot flatcar which was imported by AHM, MRC, PMI as well as Model Power. You can spot the difference by checking to see if "Lima" is stamped on the bottom. The Chinese made models also have wonky clips holding the trucks in place instead of the ubiquitous "Kingpin". The model measures 3.43" long so it comes in at over 45 scale feet but nowhere close to the advertised 50 feet in Model Power catalogs and marketing material.

Road Name History:
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed (14 June 1775) to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

As a uniformed military service, the U.S. Army is part of the Department of the Army, which is one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army is headed by a civilian senior appointed civil servant, the Secretary of the Army (SECARMY) and by a chief military officer, the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is the largest military branch, and in the fiscal year 2017, the projected end strength for the Regular Army (USA) was 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) had 343,000 soldiers and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) had 199,000 soldiers; the combined-component strength of the U.S. Army was 1,018,000 soldiers. As a branch of the armed forces, the mission of the U.S. Army is "to fight and win our Nation's wars, by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders". The branch participates in conflicts worldwide and is the major ground-based offensive and defensive force of the United States.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).

Item created by: gdm on 2016-07-25 13:46:52. Last edited by gdm on 2016-07-25 16:46:52

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