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N Scale - Bachmann - 51456 - Engine, Steam, 4-6-0 Ten-wheeler - Chicago & North Western - 237

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Stock Number 51456
Original Retail Price $165.00
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Steam Engine 4-6-0 Ten-wheeler
Prototype Engine, Steam, 4-6-0 Ten-wheeler
Road or Company Name Chicago & North Western (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 237
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Release Date 2016-09-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 4-6-0
Model Variety Ten-wheeler
Scale 1/160

Model Information: Features:
  • DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting;
  • dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder;
  • precision can motor;
  • die-cast boiler and chassis;
  • separate domes and stack;
  • finescale detailing including bell, whistle, and piping;
  • gear drive;
  • Walschaerts valve gear;
  • blackened metal wheels;
  • high-quality traction tires;
  • detailed backhead;
  • NMRA wheel profile.

Road Name History:
The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (reporting mark CNW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwestern United States. It was also known as the North Western. The railroad operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track as of the turn of the 20th century, and over 12,000 miles (19,000 km) of track in seven states before retrenchment in the late 1970s.

Until 1972, when the company was sold to its employees, it was named the Chicago and North Western Railway. The C&NW became one of the longest railroads in the United States as a result of mergers with other railroads, such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and others.

By 1995, track sales and abandonment had reduced the total mileage back to about 5,000. The majority of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly trafficked branches in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Large line sales, such as those that resulted in the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad further helped reduce the railroad to a mainline core with several regional feeders and branches.

The company was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in April 1995 and ceased to exist.

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-09-08 13:55:31. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-08-08 12:31:29

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