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Santa Fe Bx-166 "Beer" Reefers

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Second Release:
Announced: 03-17-2014
Orders Due: 05-13-2014
ETA: Late 2014
First Release:
Announced: 07-19-2013
Orders Due: 09-12-2013
ETA: Summer 2014
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Announcement & History:

We are proud to announce the Bx-166 boxcar, a 62’ double-door insulated boxcar (W-W Note:  Actually an RB Class Reefer) that has been a hallmark in the logistics of beer distribution all throughout North America, and particularly in its service to breweries in the western United States. The Bx-166 is unique for its double- door configuration, distinguishing it from its fellow beer-hauling cousins. The defining characteristic on these cars, instantly separating them from the pack, are the diagonal braces on either side of the doors. No matter where you live or have railfanned in North America, chances are you’ve seen this car mixed into general merchandise freights - both individually or in cuts of several beer cars.

Custom-built by the ATSF in 1974, a total of 300 Bx-166 boxcars were built at the Santa Fe’s car shops in Topeka, KS. Measuring 61’ 6” in length (66’ ½” over strikers), this icon of beer transportation has proven invaluable to the Santa Fe and, later, BNSF. Boasting two 8’ insulated doors on each side, the Bx-166 provides a total of 16’ door opening width for crews to load and unload pallets and kegs of beer – one of the most delicious beverages known to man. Originally built with interior load dividers, the boxcars prominently feature a “Holland Load Snugger” sticker above the Plate C stencil.

With a much storied history, the Bx-166 was first unveiled in the Santa Fe’s famous “Indian Red” paint scheme, bearing a large white cross herald and “Shock Control” lettering. Later, the cars were repainted into a more minimalist scheme: plain mineral brown paint with a small Santa Fe herald affixed to the upper left corner of the car. Many cars in the fleet never received the small herald, and feature only the reporting marks and necessary dimensional data. These two schemes alone account for much of what the Bx-166 fleet looks like today. Given ongoing re-shopping, paint schemes became many and varied over the years. To date, the Bx-166 has been identified in 13 different paint schemes, ranging from the original “Shock Control” cars all the way to BNSF’s modern “Powerbar” logo.

Roughly 40 years in service and still going strong, many Bx-166 boxcars have now been relegated to non-beer service, such as the hauling of bundled corrugated and paper recyclables. Some cars have also been retired altogether, but a large number of these boxcars are still living up to their original mission: serving major breweries with pride. The Bx-166 remains a major beer hauler to date, and can be found at western breweries and beer distribution centers all across North America. All you have to do is keep an eye out for that double-door boxcar with its distinctive diagonal ribs on either side of the doors, and you’ve found yourself a Bx-166.

Model Description:

This model started in our normal fashion - a whole lot of hard work, hours in 'the field', and a massive amount of data. Three dimensional engineering models were accurately designed from blueprints and field measurements. Furthermore, literally thousands of photographs have been analyzed to ensure our printing is extremely accurate, noting the variations among cars when possible.

These models are coming in 24 unique road numbers, so make sure you pre-order early to avoid any disappointment due to sell-outs.

A huge thank you to Matthew Faruolo for compiling the massive amount of data for this project. And, a big thanks to Mark Runyan, for his engineering participation.

Model Features:

• Ready-To-Run
• Injection-Molded Plastic
• Fine-Scale Detail
• Etched-Metal Brake Wheel Platforms
• Crisp Painting/Printing
• Micro-Trains® Brown Couplers
• 24 Numbers

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Second Release
Part #: BLMA-18025 thru 18036 - Santa Fe (ATSF) 'Shock Control' - Bx-166 62' "Beer" Car
These "Beer" Cars a/k/a RB class Reefers are painted as delivered to ATSF in Santa Fe Red with white and black lettering. They include the 'Shock Control' slogan.  They are fully assembled with precision metal wheelsets and knuckle couplers.
Stock Number / Road Number
18025 / 621304 18026 / 621309 18027 / 621310
18028 / 621322 18029 / 621323 18030 / 621398
18031 / 621400 18032 / 621408 18033 / 621450
18034 / 621474 18035 / 621505 18036 / 621526
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We will not duplicate road numbers in your order unless you request it.

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Part #: BLMA-18037 thru 18048 - Santa Fe (ATSF) 'Super Shock Control' - Bx-166 62' "Beer" Car
These "Beer" Cars also known as RB class Reefers are painted as delivered to ATSF in Santa Fe Red with white and black lettering. They include the "Super Shock Control for a smoother ride' slogan with yellow accents. They are fully assembled with precision metal wheelsets and knuckle couplers.
Stock Number / Road Number
18037 / 621305 18038 / 621312 18039 / 621318
18040 / 621348 18041 / 621380 18042 / 621393
18043 / 621420 18044 / 621429 18045 / 621480
18046 / 621520 18047 / 621533 18048 / 621560
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First Release
Part #: BLM-18001 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621308 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18002 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621352 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18003 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621373 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18004 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621417 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18005 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621422 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18006 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621492 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18007 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621493 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18008 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621519 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18009 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621527 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18010 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621543 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18011 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621549 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18012 - Santa Fe (ATSF) - Road #: 621566 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18013 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621303 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18014 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621314 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18015 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621319 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18016 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621342 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18017 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621347 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18018 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621362 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18019 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621363 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18020 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621372 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18021 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621387 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Part #: BLM-18022 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621446 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18023 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621501 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"

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Part #: BLM-18024 - Santa Fe (ATSF) w/ Circle-Cross Herald - Road #: 621517 - Santa Fe Bx-166 Class - 62ft "Beer Car"
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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