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N Scale - Model Power - TST MDP 01 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Hobby Shop - 10001

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N Scale - Model Power - TST MDP 01 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Hobby Shop - 10001 Copyright held by TroveStar


N Scale - Model Power - TST MDP 01 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Hobby Shop - 10001 Copyright Held by TroveStar


Brand Model Power
Stock Number TST MDP 01
Commissioned By Tex-N-Rails
Manufacturer Model Power
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Model Power Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF Centerflow
Prototype Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow (Details)
Road or Company Name Hobby Shop (Details)
Reporting Marks TNRX
Road or Reporting Number 10001
Additional Markings/Slogan TexNrails
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Ready-to-Run No
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety ACF, Centerflow
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This tooling is a Chinese made knockoff of the Roco 'Centerflow' hopper that was originally imported by Atlas. The Roco model can be distinguished by the presence of 'Austria' stamped into the underframe.

Prototype History:
Contemporary 2-bay covered hoppers, like ACF's Centerflows, were 100-ton cars designed to haul dense loads, like cement. Their larger 3 and 4-bay brethren, while usually still having 100 ton capacities, were designed for lighter-density loads, like grain or flour. Their sizes had to do with the fact that a low-density product like grain will "cube out" the cubic capacity of a smaller 2-bay car way before you hit the cars' tonnage rating. Conversely, load a 3 or 4-bay covered hopper to its cubic maximum with a dense product like cement, and you'll wind up with a seriously overloaded car tonnage wise. In short, keep the smaller 2-bay cars for heavy commodities, and keep the larger cars for lighter loads like grains, sugar, flour, etc.

Road Name History:
This 'company' is a placeholder for any small hobby shop that commissions their name to be put on models/toys.

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).

Commissioner Information: Shop Address: 16115 S.W. 117th Ave. A-9, Miami FL 33177-1614

Item created by: gdm on 2020-04-08 13:15:59. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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