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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 985 52 605 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Budd, Sleeper 10-6 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - 139

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 985 52 605 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Budd, Sleeper 10-6 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - 139 Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Stock Number 985 52 605
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Sleeper
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, Lightweight, Budd, Sleeper 10-6 (Details)
Road or Company Name Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (Details)
Reporting Marks RBBX
Road or Reporting Number 139
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack ID Number 993 00 051
Multipack Element 2
Series Name Runner Pack
Series Release/Issue Number 51
Release Date 2011-05-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Budd
Model Variety Smoothside 72 Foot Baggage Car
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)



Model Information: This model has been around for a while. The originals were produced by Kato Japan operating as Sekisui Kinzoku. Later versions were made in China. The models are based on prototypes from the late 1950's and reasonably accurate though somewhat "generic". As of 2016, these have been produced in 40 road names across 7 different varieties for a total of 280 cars. Each road name has a Baggage-Mail, Baggage, Coach, Sleeper, Dome, Diner and Observation variety

The models are currently available in both Micro-Trains Magnetmatic? couplers as well as Con-Cor's "Rigid Face" couplers. They are fully assembled "RTR" models with detailed interiors, and add-on lighting kits are separately available.

Prototype History:
Budd was one of the leading producers of lightweight streamlined passenger cars during the postwar period. The corrugated design permitted extra strength to the car sides. Budd built many different designs such as sleepers, coaches, dome cars and diners. The cars were built from stainless steel.

The most popular of the sleeper designs was the 10-6 configuration. This means that the car had 6 double bedrooms and six roomettes. The smaller roomette is a dual purpose room (typically 4' by 6') with two facing seats. These can be reconfigured to form a bed, while a second bed can be folded down from the ceiling. The larger double bedroom was closer to 7' by 7' and also can be reconfigured for daytime or sleeping use.

Road Name History:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was an American traveling circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017. Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, a circus created by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey, was merged with the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. The Ringling brothers had purchased Barnum & Bailey Ltd. following Bailey's death in 1906, but ran the circuses separately until they were merged in 1919.

From Wikipedia

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.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-01-15 14:43:56. Last edited by gdm on 2020-06-09 07:31:07

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