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N Scale - Minitrix - 66623 - Wheel Cleaner - Wheel Cleaner

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N Scale - Minitrix - 66623 - Wheel Cleaner - Wheel Cleaner

Stock Number 66623
Original Retail Price $19.99
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Accessories
Prototype Description Wheel Cleaner
Road or Reporting Number Wheel Cleaner
DCC Readiness No
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Cleaning Supplies
Model Subtype Wheel Cleaner
Model Variety Metal Brush

Specific Item Information: Keep this handy gadget available at all times for speedy removal of loco wheel dirt.
Simply place the gadget on the track with the power on and apply the wheels to the wire brushes------Hey Presto --- spotless wheels.
Take care not to apply too much force with locos fitted with traction tires.

Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-02 10:03:58

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