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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 499 43 938 - 40 Foot Boxcar, 40 Foot Reefer - Painted/Unlettered - 3-Pack

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 499 43 938 - 40 Foot Boxcar, 40 Foot Reefer - Painted/Unlettered - 3-Pack Copyright held by TroveStar

Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 499 43 938
Original Retail Price $29.95
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Production Type Regular Production
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Body Style Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment
Prototype Description 40 Foot Boxcar, 40 Foot Reefer
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 3-Pack
Paint Color(s) Weathered
Print Color(s) Various
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number 499 43 938
Series Name Weathered
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Weathered
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 40' boxcar double doors 40' boxcar single door 40' ice reefer

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

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: scottakoltz on 2019-05-07 19:53:03. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2019-05-07 20:20:37

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