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N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS140 Kit - Greenbrier Gunderson AP53 Well Car - FEC and TTX

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N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS140 Kit - Greenbrier Gunderson AP53 Well Car - FEC and TTX Gunderson 53AP Double Stack Cars

N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS140 Kit - Greenbrier Gunderson AP53 Well Car - FEC and TTX

Brand N Scale Kits
Stock Number NS140 Kit
Original Retail Price $33.99
Manufacturer N Scale Kits
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style N Scale Kits Container Well Car
Prototype Description Greenbrier Gunderson AP53 Well Car
Road or Company Name FEC and TTX (Details)
Body Material Diecast
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Kit Material(s) Unpainted Pewter Metal and Etched Stainless S
Announcement Date 2011-04-02
Release Date 2011-04-02
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Well
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Introduced in early 2001 there are many of these cars running across the USA today. The Gunderson AP53 cars are long low-sided single unit, double stack cars, taking 2 20' or one 40-53' container in single or double stack mode or can take one 53' trailer or two 28' trailers. In 2001 FEC purchased cars 70000 through 71124 and in 2005 cars 71650 through 72809, a total of 2285 cars in use through the early 2000's until the present day. They are still regularly seen in intermodal consists today. These low lying cars in their different FEC paint scheme provide an alternative to the TTX well cars seen in many intermodal consists. Whilst any of the cars run in Florida East Coast Railway paint schemes, TTX do run these cars as DTTX cars in the series DTTX 469216 to 471999. However, in DTTX use, TTX run these cars without their hitch tops, and are only used in CoFC service. This version can also be built using the kit.

Brand/Importer Information:
N Scale Kits manufacture and sell the widely admired Alan Curtis model range [AC Models and Andersley Models]. Their focus is the intermodal and flatcar kits originally produced by Alan Curtis and AC Models. All cars are manufactured in lead free pewter.

N Scale Kits is located at Minster Chambers, Church Street, Southwell Nottinghamshire, England NG25 0HD.

Item created by: nscalekits on 2016-07-29 00:10:02. Last edited by CMK on 2020-01-21 05:25:51

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