Special Runs for N Scale Enthusiast

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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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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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Department of Defense Nuclear Flask Transport1812-02690002

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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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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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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HJ Heinz Enclosed Sided Pickle Cars in 2 Paint Schemes

Price per car: $95.50 plus s&h

The HJ Heinz Company is no mystery.

Their 57 varieties have adorned more products than their slogan suggests, and prominent among them is their pickle product line.

The unusual car (2) is a prototypical delivery system for pickles in brine that prevents bruising and damage while being transported between processing plants. The cars were created and patented in house by the HJ Heinz Manufacturing Department.

Our cars have been manufactured as a joint venture between Micro Trains Line and N Scale Architect. These are very difficult to manufacture cars, and essentially scratch built on a large scale.  The only place you can purchase these ready to run jewels is from The N Scale Enthusiast.

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HJ Heinz Heinz Open Sided 4 Vat Pickle Cars

Price per car: $95.50 plus s&h

The HJ Heinz Company is no mystery.

Their 57 varieties have adorned more products than their slogan suggests, and prominent among them is their pickle product line.

The unusual car (2) is a prototypical delivery system for pickles in brine that prevents bruising and damage while being transported between processing plants. The cars were created and patented in house by the HJ Heinz Manufacturing Department.

Our cars have been manufactured as a joint venture between Micro Trains Line and N Scale Architect. These are very difficult to manufacture cars, and essentially scratch built on a large scale.  The only place you can purchase these ready to run jewels is from The N Scale Enthusiast.

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Ogden AFB 2-Pack

MTL Item Number: 182 90 001
Released: June 2018

Price: $84.50 plus $9.50 s&h

Hill Air Force Base has been serving America’s flyers since 1934, when it was established as the regions Army Air Mail Terminus. 1939 brought the name “Hill Field” to the
base. During World War II Hill Field was a vital maintenance and supply base, with round-the-clock operations geared to supporting the war effort. Battle weary A-26, B-17, B-24, B-29, P-40, P-47, P-61, and many other types of aircraft depended on the men and women of Hill Field for structural repair, engine overhaul, and spare parts. Peak wartime employment at Hill was reached in 1943 with a total of over 22,000 military and civilian personnel. These dedicated men and women rehabilitated and returned thousands of warbirds to combat.

Today’s Hill AFB covers over 1 million acres, and is the system materiel base for F18 operations, Hill holds the record for single day air operations with a day consisting of
145.243 take offs and landings. From modest beginnings, Hill AFB now ranks as Utah’s largest employer. The $960 million payroll and presence of the installation injects tremendous growth into the Utah economy. The current value of the base acreage, buildings, equipment, and inventories exceeds $4.5 billion.

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Salt Lake City Cityscape Trailer

MTL Item Number: 182 90 001
Released: June 2018

Price: $45.00 plus $9.50 s&h

The 18th of our NSE Cityscape Trailer Series depicts memorable moments during the 2018 National N Scale Convention held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This also celebrate our 25th year of NSE/NSC Conventions. Our trailer art offers reflections of the unique surroundings and history of our venue.

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Borden's Milk 2-Pack

MTL Item Number: 047 90 031
Released: May 2018

Price: $84.50 plus $9.50 s&h

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, and focused primarily on pasta and pasta sauces, bakery products, snacks, processed 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 1993, sales of food products accounted for 67 percent of its revenues. It was also known for its Elmer’s Glue and Krazy Glue. It survives today as a licensing company

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Borden's Ice Cream 2-Pack

MTL Item Number: 047 90 032
Released: May 2018

Price: $84.50 plus $9.50 s&h

Elsie the Cow is a cartoon cow developed as a mascot for the Borden Dairy Company to symbolize the “perfect dairy product”.The cartoon Elsie was created in 1936 by a team headed by advertising creative director David William Reid. Elsie first appeared as one of four cartoon cows (with Mrs. Blossom, Bessie and Clara) in a 1936 magazine advertisement series featured in medical journals. By 1939, she was featured in her own advertisement campaign that was voted “best of the year” by the Jury of the 1939 Annual Advertising Awards. Since the demise of Borden Brands in the 1990’s Elsie now represents the Eagle Milk Company.

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BNSF Fire Fighting Train 3 Car Set

Price: $264.50 plus shipping

This set includes 2 tender cars and a fire car.

This item was produced as a Special Run for N Scale Enthusiast Society

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KCS Bicentennial Boxcar 2-Pack

Item Number: NSE MTL 16-166

Price: $78.00 plus shipping

Kansas City Southern chose to participate applying the “Share in Freedon” Eagle on this 50’ Plug door Box in Bicentennial Red White and Blue. What better way to celebrate our nation’s 200th Birthday than waving the flag all across the country’s rails? We commissioned Micro-Trains Line to produce an alternate paint scheme and a second number, adding a Birthday Greeting to the right of the door. We hope you enjoy this 2 pack of American Celebration.

This item was produced as a Special Run for N Scale Enthusiast Society

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NASA SW 1500 Loco

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Pig Palace 2-Pack

Price: 69.50

Hogs traveled in special variations of stock cars with two decks. To make the piggies comfortable, the Pig Palace program was born. This highly speculative set takes the North Pacific Pig Palace logo an applies it to the Kansas City Southern in honor of KC's place in the history of the US transport of livestock by rail.

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Kaiser Steel 3-Car Pack

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Prince Spaghetti Covered Hoppers

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Prince Spaghetti TOFC

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Nestle Crunch TOFC


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Nestle Butterfinger TOFC


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KCS Share in Freedom Boxcar

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BNSF Fire Generator Car

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New Haven Snow Blower

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KCS Holiday Express


The KCS Holiday Express is a festive, six car train that brings Santa and his elves to communities throughout the company's rail network. The Holiday Express first rode the rails back in 2001 when volunteers dedicated more than 8,000 hours to transform retired rail cars back to life.

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