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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 1033 - Bogies - Barber

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 1033 - Bogies - Barber


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 1033
Secondary Stock Number 003 02 032
Original Retail Price $7.05
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Micro-Trains Accessories Trucks
Prototype Bogies (Details)
Road or Company Name N/A (Details)
Road or Reporting Number Barber
Paint Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Trucks
Model Subtype Roller Bearing
Model Variety Medium Shank
Prototype Region Global
Prototype Era All Eras
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Standard, black wheels with Magne-matic medium extension couplers. 1 pair per pack, Assembled, Includes 2 styles of bolster pin

Prototype History:
A bogie (/ˈboʊɡi/ BOH-ghee) (in some senses called a truck in North American English) is a chassis or framework that carries a wheelset, attached to a vehicle—a modular subassembly of wheels and axles. Bogies take various forms in various modes of transport. A bogie may remain normally attached (as on many railroad cars and semi-trailers) or be quickly detachable (as the dolly in a road train or in railway bogie exchange); it may contain a suspension within it (as most rail and trucking bogies do), or be solid and in turn be suspended (as most bogies of tracked vehicles are); it may be mounted on a swivel, as traditionally on a railway carriage or locomotive, additionally jointed and sprung (as in the landing gear of an airliner), or held in place by other means (centreless bogies).

Road Name History:
No applicable company.

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.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: gdm on 2019-11-08 07:14:58. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-13 08:54:23

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