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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0004-005109 - Trailer, 40 Foot, Box - CAST Container Line - 462250,462177,462211

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0004-005109 - Trailer, 40 Foot, Box - CAST Container Line - 462250,462177,462211 Image Courtesy of Ryan Brogdon

Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0004-005109
Manufacturer Herpa
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Piggyback
Prototype Type Trailer, 40 Foot, Box (Details)
Road or Company Name CAST Container Line (Details)
Reporting Marks CASU
Road or Reporting Number 462250,462177,462211
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Ribside Container with Trailer
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 3-Pack.

Model Information: First appears in the 1973 Con-Cor catalog but may have been available for retail before then. Made by Herpa.
Sold in packs of 2 or 3. Smoothside or Ribbed side.

Prototype History:
40-foot trailers are still widely used as inter-rail containers. 40 foot is a good length to fit on a 50 foot TOFC flatcar as they provide some room on both ends for safety and sloppy loading. They generally come with a 96" width and are rated for 55,000 pounds. They were never as popular as 48 foot trailers because of the more limited load size. Even 48 foot trailers gave way to 53' models when the laws governing highway transportation changed.

Box vans are known as such for their rectilinear proportions. Their simple design makes them easy to manufacture and maintain.

Road Name History:
CAST was a Belgium based logistics company which operated between Montreal and Antwerp. In 1982 it was on the verge of bankruptcy because of a downturn in the world economy, depressed bulk shipping rates and the cost of acquiring three new Korean-built vessels valued at $180 million. It was rescued from bankruptcy by a $200-million package backed by the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank.

Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: dracozamach on 2020-06-14 10:31:30. Last edited by dracozamach on 2020-06-14 10:31:31

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