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N Scale - Atlas - BLW-3 - Trailer, 45 Foot, Pines - Guaranteed Overnight Delivery - 511

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N Scale - Atlas - BLW-3 - Trailer, 45 Foot, Pines - Guaranteed Overnight Delivery - 511 Copyright held by TroveStar


N Scale - Atlas - BLW-3 - Trailer, 45 Foot, Pines - Guaranteed Overnight Delivery - 511 Copyright held by TroveStar


Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Production Type Special Run
Stock Number BLW-3
Brand Atlas
Manufacturer Atlas
Body Style Atlas Vehicle Trailer 45 Foot Pines
Prototype Vehicle Trailer, 45 Foot, Pines (Details)
Road or Company Name Guaranteed Overnight Delivery (Details)
Reporting Marks GOD
Road or Reporting Number 511
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Black
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype Semi Box Van
Model Variety 45 Foot Pines
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Pines 45 Foot Semi Box Trailer.

Prototype History:
Pines Trailer produced a variety of semi box trailers. During the 1960s the 45 foot dry model was quite popular and many are still in service today.

Brand/Importer Information:
In 1924 Stephan Schaffan, Sr. founded the Atlas Tool Company in Newark, New Jersey. In 1933 his son, Stephan Schaffan, Jr., came to work for his father at the age of sixteen. Steve Jr. built model airplanes as a hobby and frequented a local hobby shop. Being an enterprising young man, he would often ask the owner if there was anything he could do to earn some extra spending money. Tired of listening to his requests, the hobby-store owner threw some model railroad track parts his way and said, "Here, see if you can improve on this".

In those days, railroad modelers had to assemble and build everything from scratch. Steve Jr. created a "switch kit" which sold so well, that the entire family worked on them in the basement at night, while doing business as usual in the machine shop during the day.

Subsequently, Steve Jr. engineered the stapling of rail to fiber track, along with inventing the first practical rail joiner and pre-assembled turnouts and flexible track. All of these products, and more, helped to popularize model railroading and assisted in the creation of a mass-market hobby. The budding entrepreneur quickly outgrew the limitations of a basement and small garage operation. Realizing they could actually make a living selling track and related products, Steve and his father had the first factory built in Hillside, New Jersey at 413 Florence Avenue in 1947. On September 30, 1949, the Atlas Tool Company was officially incorporated as a New Jersey company.

In 1985, Steve was honored posthumously for his inventions by the Model Railroad Industry Association and was inducted into the Model Railroad Industry Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Steve was nominated and entered into the National Model Railroad Association Pioneers of Model Railroading in 1995.

In the early 1990s, the Atlas Tool Company changed its name to Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc.

Commissioner Information: Brooklyn Locomotive Works is a hobby shop, specialized in N-scale, located in Manalapan, New Jersey, that also sells on-line. BLW regularly commissions special runs.
The company was founded by Pete Postel who announced that he would retired by end of 2018. His brother Paul should continue the business from his own shop Hogtrainz.com.

Brooklyn Locomotive Works (BLW) released special runs from various manufacturers under its own brand until approx. the mid-1980s. Thereafter the special runs where sold under the manufacturer's name and denoted as special runs for BLW. Hence in this database, we assign the BLW brand in the former case, and the original manufacturer's brand in the latter.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-03-20 10:18:48. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-26 10:44:55

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