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N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4720 - Lil Donkey 4-Unit Freight Set - Painted/Unlettered - 4-Unit Set

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Stock Number 4720
Original Retail Price $27.50
Brand Aurora Postage Stamp
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Aurora Train Set North America
Prototype Lil Donkey 4-Unit Freight Set
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Reporting Marks Lil Donkey
Road or Reporting Number 4-Unit Set
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Release Date 1968-01-01
Item Category Starter Sets
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 0-6-0
Model Variety 0-6-0 Lil Donkey Set
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: With Power Pack

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.


Brand/Importer Information:
In 1967, Aurora Plastics Corporation started importing the Minitrix N Scale product line. These trains were marketed as Postage Stamp Trains. It was a bold entry into what would become a very active market in the new N-Scale model train market. The basic starter set took advantage of N-Scale’s small size by packaging everything necessary for a small model railroad in a book-like box. The larger starter sets were packaged in more conventional boxes. Aurora went out of business in 1977.

The Body styles of this product line were made in Austria by Roco, imported into the United States by Minitrix and then rebranded by Aurora. Some of the exact same molds were also produced by Roco for Atlas who branded them using their own name.

A lot of information can be found on All about Aurora Postage Stamp Trains web site by David K. Smith.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-09 08:56:20. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-09 09:22:26

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