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  Deluxe Innovations N 211101 Gunderson Maxi-Stack III 5-unit Articulated Car Set #1, Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad (Ex-Rabanco) #252281
Deluxe Innovations N 211101 Gunderson Maxi-Stack III 5-unit Articulated Car Set #1, Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad (Ex-Rabanco) #252281
 
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By the late 80s, double stack trains had become the standard method for moving international 20' and 40' containers. But 48' containers for domestic service were becoming more common and that presented a problem for the railroads. The Twinstacks, Lo-Pac 2000's and Maxi-Stacks could only carry 48' containers in the upper position. If the domestic boxes outnumbered the international boxes, the extras would be left behind. Then in 1989, Gunderson introduced the Maxi-Stack III. This articulated car featured five 48' wells which could each carry 20', 24', 40', 45' or 48' containers in the bottom position and 40', 45', 48' or 53' containers in the top position. The Maxi-III was an immediate hit with the intermodal community.

Northwestern Oklahoma Railroad Co. (NOKL reporting marks) is a shortline railroad operating in Woodward, Oklahoma. It provides switching services for industrial customers and interchanges with the BNSF Railway. These Maxi-IIIs were owned by Rabanco, a regional waste service company operating intermodal waste trains. The cars were patched and the NOKL reporting marks were added.
Features
Our model of these five-unit cars features precision die cast metal bodies for superior tracking, even when empty. There is no need to add weight to the containers, in fact that will raise the center of gravity. The brake detail, end platforms, container bumpers and articulators are injection molded plastic, and all the walkways, steps, grab irons and lift rings are see-through etched stainless steel. They are equipped with body mounted Micro-Trains Line operating knuckle couplers. Like the prototype, the DeLuxe Maxi-III will fit all standardized 48' or shorter containers in the bottom position and all 40' or longer containers in the upper position. The box has vacu-formed nests with removable container inserts allowing it to be used as a storage and carrying case empty or loaded with containers. Be sure to save the container inserts for transporting them empty or damage may result. The DeLuxe Maxi-III is engineered to run on a minimum radius of 9-3/4".

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
1st choice of multi unit articulating car sets January 24, 2011
Reviewer: Matthew from Canada  
I have purchase Athearn, Walthers, Kato, and Deluxe Innovations and so far I am most satisfied with Deluxe Innovations' Gunderson Maxi-Stack III 5-unit Articulated Car Set. This unit has a much more solid construction than Athearn and Kato units but still has a great amount of detail unlike the Walthers multi car sets

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