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N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - 9211A/B - Assorted - Jack Daniels - 2-Pack The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.



Brand Ak-Sar-Ben
Stock Number 9211A/B
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Aftermarket Decorator Aksarben
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment Special Run
Prototype Description Assorted
Road or Company Name Jack Daniels (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Paint Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Release Date 1991-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Body Style Assortment
Model Subtype Special Run
Model Variety Various
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: I am not sure the second image is correct.

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.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-11-15 11:29:03. Last edited by gdm on 2018-11-15 11:31:55

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