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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160501 - Gondola, Woodchip - Unknown

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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 160501 - Gondola, Woodchip - Unknown

Brand Deluxe Innovations
Stock Number 160501
Original Retail Price $80.95
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Deluxe Innovations Gondola Woodchip
Prototype Gondola, Woodchip (Details)
Road or Company Name Unknown (Details)
Paint Color(s) multi
Print Color(s) Graffiti
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Release Date 2001-07-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype Wood Chip
Model Variety Shallow Rib
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: War Of The Worlds is the patriarch of alien invasion stories. Written by H.G. Wells in 1898(!) the novel has been published in countless editions, filmed several times, and now reproduced on the side of a trio of wood chip gondolas! Like the films before it, this 180' long mural bears only a passing resemblance to the original story (which took place in Nineteenth Century England.) These Martians look like a cross between a shopping mall trash can and a quality vacuum cleaner! The troops are putting up a good fight but things look a bit grim on the middle car. The third car carries a hint of the ultimate downfall of the Martian invaders (sniffle.)
The three hapless victims bearing the burden of telling this story are:
a flat side Santa Fe chip gon,
a shallow rib WVCX (WestVaco Paper) chip gon, and
flat side Golden West Service chip gon.
Each retains their proper paint schemes on the other side. As an added bonus, you can change the outcome of the story by doing a little yard switching! It goes without saying that this is a very special release. Each shrink wrapped 3-pack has a full-color wraparound sheet with photos of the cars.

Model Information: This model comes in both "Smoothside" and "Shallow-Rib" variations.

Prototype History:
Although they are one of the lightest loads carried by rail, they require one of the biggest cars! Wood chips are big business for today's saw mills and lumber operations. Once burned as scrap or fuel-on-site, these by-products of the lumber industry are purchased by paper companies and used to make paper.

Specially designed for the pulp and paper industry, these cars can hold up to 6,800 cubic feet of pulpwood chips. Open-top gondolas without doors, end doors or bottom gates are designed for top loading. Unloading can be performed by top, end or bottom, depending on car design.

Brand/Importer Information:
DeLuxe Innovations is a "wholesale manufacturer" of model trains. We manufacture scale replica train models and sell them to hobby shops and distributors worldwide. 2013 marked the 20 year anniversary of DeLuxe Innovations brand trains. There are over 25 body styles in our product line and all of the cars in our single and multi-car packs have different road numbers. DeLuxe Innovations, Inc. is owned by Dave Ferrari, founder of Squeak N Products. We are located in Midland Park, New Jersey. When Dave purchased the business it was located in Burbank, California which would have been a bit of a long commute so the move to the East Coast was planned. Our first East Coast location was in Whippany, NJ along the Whippany River.

The business was started in 1993 by George Johnsen and Roberta Liebreich in Burbank, California. They had a philosophy that just wouldn't allow using a coal car as a "stand in" for a woodchip car, or printing any and all boxcar paint schemes on a PS-1. Starting with the release of the first ever etched metal parts for a ready to run car (1994's Twinstack's metal walkways) through the full dimension underframe and etched metal roofwalk (1996's 1944 AAR Boxcar) to the challenging RoadRailer system (2000), our products have been accurate to target the modeler or enthusiast.

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Item created by: Powderman on 2018-10-16 13:35:17. Last edited by Powderman on 2018-10-16 13:38:47

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