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N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - Circus #10 - Mixed Freight Consist - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - 32363, 168, 56

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Brand Ak-Sar-Ben
Stock Number Circus #10
Manufacturer Atlas
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Atlas Body Style Assortment
Prototype Mixed Freight Consist (Details)
Road or Company Name Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 32363, 168, 56
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number Circus #10
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Mixed
Model Subtype Mixed
Model Variety Variety
Prototype Region Global
Prototype Era All Eras
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Three cars: 1 50 Foot Boxcar lettered for the P&LE, New York Central and Barnum & Bailey, one 4-bay covered hopper lettered BBLX and one TOFX lettered for Barnum & Bailey.

Prototype History:
A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Road Name History:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was an American traveling circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017. Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, a circus created by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey, was merged with the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. The Ringling brothers had purchased Barnum & Bailey Ltd. following Bailey's death in 1906, but ran the circuses separately until they were merged in 1919.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Ak-Sar-Ben Hobby Co
Information on AkSarBen Hobby and their history is sketchy at best. Of course, AkSarBen is Nebraska spelled backwards so one might assume that they got their start in the Husker state. The most recent evidence of their existence, however, was in the 2010 Model Retailer Hobby Industry Directory listing them in Jacksboro, TN. The phone number listed is disconnected, so, who knows for sure? What is known is that AkSarBen Hobbies was owned by Allen Miller and got their start in the 1980's producing very high quality custom, limited edition HO and N Scale products. They probably have left the model train business for more than 20 years ago.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-03-10 08:26:08. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-10 08:58:28

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