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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-160102 - Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow - American Maize Products - 17513

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Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-160102
Original Retail Price $24.98
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Tank Car 40 Foot Funnel Flow
Prototype Vehicle Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow (Details)
Road or Company Name American Maize Products (Details)
Reporting Marks AMPX
Road or Reporting Number 17513
Additional Markings/Slogan Tru Sweet
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) Yellow and Green
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Funnel Flow
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
GATX introduced the Funnel-Flow series in the 1960s. The Funnel-Flow® tank design slopes to the center of the car to assure quick, complete unloading. As result, they have a distinctive "dip" in the center of the car. These cars were developed by the Union Tank Car Company (now UTLX Manufacturing Inc.) in the 1960s. Designed for liquids that can be unloaded by gravity (as opposed to pressurized unloading), the car is lower in the middle so the tank acts like a funnel to facilitate unloading.

Road Name History:
American Maize-Products Co. manufactures and sells products derived from corn wet milling, such as corn sweeteners and starches for use in the manufacturing processes of several industries. In the wet-milling process the starch component is either dried for sale or processed further into other products. These include high-fructose corn syrup, which is widely used as a sweetener in the soft-drink industry. In the mid 1990s American Maize was the only producer in North America and the largest producer in the world of cyclodextrins, doughnut-shaped molecular structures produced from starch that had many applications. American Maize was acquired in 1995 by a French company, Eridania Beghin-Say, S.A., a unit of Montedison SpA and the largest starch producer in Europe. Eridania then announced it would sell 88 percent of American Maize's tobacco-products subsidiary, Swisher International, Inc

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.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-07-18 09:36:57. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-10-16 03:47:46

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