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N Scale - Con-Cor - 1675J - Reefer, 50 Foot, Mechanical - Falstaff Beer - 15978

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 1675J - Reefer, 50 Foot, Mechanical - Falstaff Beer - 15978


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 1675J
Tertiary Stock Number 001-1675J
Original Retail Price $2.00
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Reefer 50 Foot Modern
Prototype Reefer, 50 Foot, Mechanical (Details)
Road or Company Name Falstaff Beer (Details)
Reporting Marks NADX
Road or Reporting Number 15978
Paint Color(s) Cream
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1973-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Mechanical
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
The purpose of a mechanical reefer is to keep perishable items cold. Early reefers were of all wood construction and used ice for cooling. By the 1940s, new reefers were being built entirely of steel. Insulating techniques improved to the point where economical refrigeration could be accomplished using steel side plates in place of wood sheathing. Fifty foot mechanical reefers date back to at least the late 50s / early 60s.

The mechanical reefers could keep a more regular temperature, and often times colder than what the ice bunker cars were capable of. Initially mechanical reefers were used primarily in frozen food service. This would soon change as mechanical refrigeration began to replace ice-based systems. Soon after, mechanical refrigeration units replaced the “armies” of personnel required to re-ice the cars.

Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-01-11 10:37:13. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-21 15:07:23

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