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RECENT RELEASES

December 2018 Releases

Railbox 4-Packs

Two 4-Packs
Price per pack: $159.50

RailBox Company was founded in 1974 and was created to address a boxcar shortage in the United States. It was a subsidiary of Chicago-based TrailerTrain. According to the ICC car routing rules in effect at that time, cars owned by the various railroads were required to be routed back to their host road as soon as possible. If not routed back immediately the host road had to pay car stor-age and handling charges. This often caused a shortage of boxcars available to each railroad, not an actual numerical shortage of boxcars. Since RailBox was jointly owned by many of the railroads as a privately owned cooperative, RailBox cars were not subject to these rules. This meant that RailBox cars could be assigned for service on any railroad in Canada, Mexico and the United States on lines where an AAR Plate-C loading gauge was permitted. This concept was embodied by the company’s slogan, “Next Load, Any Road”, a slogan that continues today, over 40 years later.

During the 1970’s many railroads had old fleets of boxcars. Due to the poor financial state of many railroads these cars were dirty, grimy and not well maintained. Railbox cars stood out with their bright yellow paint, large logos and modern design. RailBox purchased boxcars from many manufacturers, including American Car and Foundry (ACF), Food Machinery & Chemicals (FMC), and Pullman-Standard (PS).

The rise of intermodal containerized freight, which began in the late 1980s and early 1990s, has reduced the demand for full carload boxcar service. In addition deregulation in the 1980s eliminated the legacy car routing rules resolving the boxcar availability shortage. Still, thousands of RailBox cars remain in service today and can be seen in mixed freight trains from coast to coast.

Today, RailBox (and the sister Railgon Company) are subsidiaries of TTX Company.

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November 2018 Releases

Honoring Our First Responders - Norfolk Southern

Price: $58.50 ($9.50 s&h USA)

One of America’s greatest treasure is its First Responders. When people run from danger, the First Responder is running toward it. is car honors the Police, the Firefighters, the Paramedics, and the Reservists for selflessly serving the public good. The graphics on the car make it a great companion to the Norfolk Southern locomotive and the previously released caboose and generator box cars.

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Fred Hoxsie
31 Homesteader Lane
West Haven, CT. 06516.

October 2018 Releases

Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo  40’ Single Door Box Car 4-pack

MTL Item Number: 020 90 261

Price: $115.98
($10.00 US shipping / $20.00 International Shipping)

Pacific Western Rail Systems is pleased to announce our PWRS Exclusive Micro-Trains N Scale Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo (TH&B) 40’ Single Door Standard Box Car 4-pack. The Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway (TH&B) existed from 1892 through 1987 as a separate railway serving the Hamilton, Ontario area. After July 1985 it was jointly owned by CPR and NYC/Penn Central until 1977, when CP Rail bought the remaining shares and became full owner of the railway. These box cars will be painted brown with white lettering and light to moderate weathering.

To order go to: PWRS Micro-Trains Cars

September 2018 Releases

Borden's Cone 2-Pack

MTL Item Number: 047 90 034

Price: $84.50

Ah, the perfect treat for a summer's day! In fact, a perfect treat for any day you want to feel like summer. Borden, Inc., was an American producer of food and beverage products, consumer products, and industrial products. At one time, the company was the largest U.S. producer of dairy and pasta products. Its food division, Borden Foods, was based in Columbus, Ohio, ad focused primarily on pasta and pasta sauces, baker products, snacks, processec cheese, jams and jellies, and ice cream. It was best known for its Borden Ice Cream, Meadow Gold milk, Creamette pasta, and Borden Condensed Milk brands. Its consumer products and industrial segment marketed wallpaper, adhesives, plastics and resins. By 1933, sales of food products accounted for 67 percent of its revenues. It was also known for its Elmer's Glue and Krazy Glue.

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Department of Defense Nuclear Flask Transport

Price per car: $59.50 each

The transport of spent Nuclear fuels have to meet extremely safe standards as stipulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation. The flask carrying the spent radioactive nuclear fuels has to be strong enough to maintain its integrity in case of crashes of 100 miles per hour. When transported by rail, only approved routes with armed escorts in heavily populated areas can be used. Plus local and state law enforcement must be notified in advance with linked communications throughout its transport.

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Fred Hoxsie
31 Homesteader Lane
West Haven, CT. 06516.

August 2018 Releases

CP Rail 89' Autorack 3-Pack

Price: $189.95
($10.00 US shipping / $20.00 International Shipping)

Pacific Western Rail Systems is pleased to announce our PWRS Exclusive Micro-Trains N Scale CP Rail (CP) 89’ Tri-Level Closed Autorack 3-pack. This design became the universal standard for most railroads by the mid-1970s, and is commonly used today, as it prevents vandalism and pilferage, and helps to protect vehicles from the elements. These cars will be painted black with gold screens, white lettering and will feature a CP Rail placard and moderate weathering. They will run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks.

To order go to:
https://www.pwrs.ca/view_product.php?ProductID=280224

July 2018 Releases

Santa Claus Announces the BNSF Christmas Express



BNSF Choir Christmas Scene Car - Price: $89.50
BNSF Holiday Generator Box Car - Price: $59.50

There is nothing that says "Christmas is Here" like the arrival of the Christmas Express! Whether it is around the tree, or around the station, eyes light up and carols appear out of crisp air. This year, we honor a prototype that has done a lot for Christmas Spirit along their right of way. The BNSF Christmas Express brings a fantastic array of custom decorated cars to station stops along the route. It isn't all just to look at though, as each stop gets a show and a visit from the jolly elf himself - Santa Claus! Note that the cars are equipped with speakers and a complete sound reinforcement system to help spread the cheer! These two cars were built for the N Scale Enthusiast by the magical worker elves at The N Scale Architect and Micro-Trains Line Co. and offered just in time to add to your Christmas Train for 2018.

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West Haven, CT. 06516.

Northern Pacific Rail Lines - Jail Fines


Front

Back

Price: $48.50

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Series: Southern Pacific
39' Tankcar - 3-Pack

MTL Item Number: 065 90 094
Released: July 2018

In late 1951 Southern Pacific introduced a new diesel fuel tank car paint scheme. It was applied to several classes of tank cars including these O-50-7 class cars. These special run cars are in the Southern Pacific pre 1956 numbers.

Price Per 3-Pack - $134.96 - $45.95 per additional car
($7.00 US shipping / $25.00 International Shipping)

Prototype N Scale Models
by George Hollwedel
2108 Buffalo Tundra Dr
Austin, TX 78754-5960
512-796-6883
proto.scale@yahoo.com

David Kaplan
David's "Ship It Kwik" 40’ Plug Door Boxcar with Roofwalk

MTL Item Number: 021 91 088
Released: July 2018

DSK was founded in NJ in 1958. After expanding service to NY and CT, the company quickly built a reputation for honesty, reliability and an unparalleled level of care. In recognition of its 60th year on rails, DSK has introduced a new paint scheme, featuring a custom banner and iconic striped doors.

Price:  $24.95
Shipping:  $6.00 (US only)  Purchase 2 or more cars and shipping is free

To order, send check or money order payable to David Kaplan at 40 Devonshire Drive White Plains, NY 10605.  PayPal accepted to DASJ1234@aol.com