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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 23252 - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - Various - 4-Pack

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 23252 - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - Various - 4-Pack Image from TroveStar Classifieds


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 23252
Secondary Stock Number 023 00 252
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment
Prototype Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name Various (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4-Pack
Paint Color(s) see individual car listing
click on Multipack ID #
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number 23252
Release Date 2000-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Mixed
Model Subtype Various
Model Variety Various
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Road Name History:
This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.

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:
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.
In October 1990 Kadee separated in two companies, with the newly created Micro-TrainsĀ® Line Co. continuing the Z, Nn3, and N Scale product ranges, with Kadee retaining the HO range.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-30 02:37:57

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