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N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 405042 - Container, 40 Foot, Corrugated, Dry - NASA - 2-Pack

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N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 405042 - Container, 40 Foot, Corrugated, Dry - NASA - 2-Pack


N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 405042 - Container, 40 Foot, Corrugated, Dry - NASA - 2-Pack


Brand Jacksonville Terminal
Stock Number 405042
Original Retail Price $29.95
Manufacturer Jacksonville Terminal
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style JTC Container 40 Foot Corrugated
Prototype Container, 40 Foot, Corrugated, Dry (Details)
Road or Company Name NASA (Details)
Reporting Marks NEBULA
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Black, White, Red and Blue
Body Material Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Series Release/Issue Number 0
Release Date 2019-03-01
Item Category Container
Model Type Intermodal
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Corrugated
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: This is a Prototype container built by NASA. This is a two pack, one container has reporting marks added to door for model rail transport.

"What do you get when you combine cloud computing and data center containers? You get NASA's Nebula, the space agency's new data powerhouse, which provides on-demand computing power for NASA researchers. Nebula lives in a 40-foot container at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The "data center in a box" was built inside a FOREST container from Verari Systems, which is filled with Cisco Systems' Unified Computing System and servers from Silicon Mechanics. - R. Miller | Dec 02, 2009"

Data center containers allow for rapid expansion of IT infrastructure, and can provide excellent energy efficiency by offering more precise control of airflow within the container. Microsoft and Google have used containers as building blocks in large data centers, while some enterprises, universities and research labs have used containers to add incremental compute capacity (instead of a new building).

Prototype History:
The 40 foot container is the king of the container business. It is the most common standard container size used for international and domestic shipping. Most intermodal operations that handle overseas shipping are optimized for this container size. These containers are typically reinforced for loading, unloading and transportation by ship.

Dry containers are meant for non-refrigerated goods and hence are the most common type.

Corrugation in the construction of these containers yields much greater strength (just like with corrugated cardboard for boxes) but is more expensive to fabricate. Due to the extra strength granted by the corrugation, this is a popular type for overseas use.

Road Name History:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Now featuring our new line of 1:160 scale models. Developed using the latest in global technology & CAD systems, these New 2017 tooled models feature IBC connecting pins AND our Magnetic connecting system, and are decorated with detailed prototype printing. Our JTC container series of models offer Multiple door styles and variants to match prototypes. The First release is a 'Rib-style' corrugated side Canvas/Open top container, Now In Stock. Our second release is the more common 'wave' corrugation sides version, expected January 2018. Both are New to N scale. Release styles 3 & 4 will be around March 2018, and will be 2 of the most popular container styles in use. Please read our 'Latest News' section for updates. Thank You for visiting. New Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JTCmodeltrains

Item created by: Jenna on 2019-03-14 15:05:39

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