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N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS015 - 48' Log Bunk Spine Car - Undecorated

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N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS015 - 48 Built model shown.
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N Scale - N Scale Kits - NS015 - 48 Built model shown.


Brand N Scale Kits
Stock Number NS015
Secondary Stock Number AC015
Original Retail Price $13.99
Manufacturer N Scale Kits
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style N Scale Kits Spine Car
Prototype Log Car, Skeleton (Details)
Prototype Description 48' Log Bunk Spine Car
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Body Material Diecast
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Craftsman
Kit Material(s) Unpainted Pewter Metal
Release Date 2006-04-02
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Spine
Model Subtype Log Bunk
Model Variety 48'
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)



Specific Item Information: Originally from an Alan Curtis model, these 48' log bunks are available as singles or packs of three.

Model Information: These cars are cast in metal, and therefore have a very low center of gravity and sufficient weight to track very well even when not loaded. The kits comprise of the five spines to which all the fittings are glued. CA is recommended for assembly (see how-to-build page) Kits contain 88 castings. Simple hand tools are required for assembly

Prototype History:
The skeleton car has been a staple in the logging industry since the early part of the century and has appeared on nearly every logging road in the country. Such cars came in standard and narrow gauge versions and probably everything in between. Shay, Climax, and Heisler geared locomotives often pulled long strings of skeleton cars through the mountains and forests of California and the Pacific Northwest.

Road Name History:
Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.


Brand/Importer Information:
N Scale Kits manufacture and sell the widely admired Alan Curtis model range [AC Models and Andersley Models]. Their focus is the intermodal and flatcar kits originally produced by Alan Curtis and AC Models. All cars are manufactured in lead free pewter.

N Scale Kits is located at Minster Chambers, Church Street, Southwell Nottinghamshire, England NG25 0HD.

Item created by: j.k.moore on 2018-10-13 23:56:47. Last edited by CMK on 2020-01-21 07:45:40

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