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N Scale - Bachmann - 76951 - Gondola, 40 Foot, Steel - Wabash - 7242

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N Scale - Bachmann - 76951 - Gondola, 40 Foot, Steel - Wabash - 7242 Image Courtesy of Kevin S
Shown with AccuMate trucks & couplers installed, originally came with Rapido couplers.

Stock Number 76951
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Gondola 42 Foot Steel
Prototype Vehicle Gondola, 40 Foot, Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Wabash (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 7242
Paint Color(s) black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 42 Foot
Model Variety Steel
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Scale 1/160
Track Gauge N standard

Model Information: This model appears in the 1972 Bachmann catalog six road names at $1.50 each. Similar to other Bachmann releases of this era, the model features Nickel-Silver plated deep flange wheels and Rapido couplers. This model was manufactured in Hong Kong.

In 2020, Bachmann updated this tooling. It now features blackened metal wheelsets and body-mounted EZ-Mate couplers, The feature list from Bachmann is: Highly detailed painted bodies, Precision graphics, Blackened-metal wheels with RP25 contours, Body-mounted, magnetically operated E-Z Mate Mark II couplers, front and rear, Non-magnetic blackened brass axles with needle-point bearings, Celcon trucks, Added weight for optimum tracking performance.

Prototype History:
In US railroad terminology, a gondola is an open-topped rail vehicle used for transporting loose bulk materials. Because of their low side walls gondolas are also suitable for the carriage of such high-density cargos as steel plates or coils, or of bulky items such as prefabricated sections of rail track.

All-steel gondolas date back to the early part of the 20th century.

Road Name History:
The Wabash Railroad (reporting mark WAB) was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. It served a large area, including track in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Missouri and the province of Ontario. Its primary connections included Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; Detroit, Michigan; Buffalo, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; and Toledo, Ohio.

The Wabash's major freight traffic advantage was the direct line from Kansas City to Detroit, without going through St. Louis or Chicago. Despite the Wabash name disappearing in the 1960s, the company continued to exist on paper until being merged into the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1991.

At the end of 1960 Wabash operated 2,423 miles of road on 4,311 miles of track, not including Ann Arbor and NJI&I; that year it reported 6,407 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 164 million passenger-miles.

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: gentgeen on 2020-12-09 07:59:42. Last edited by gentgeen on 2020-12-09 08:21:13

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