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"Mystery" HO Budd car
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W.G McAdoo
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"Mystery" HO Budd car
 
« on: Jan 11th, 2007, 10:32pm »
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    Back in the early 1990s, I purchased a Reading HO Budd RDC car at one of the Hoboken Terminal Festivals for $5. There are no manufactuer's markings at all; however, on the chassis, there is the Budd logo as well as "BUILT IN BRITAIN". I would guess this car dates to the early or mid-60s. Any idea what company offered this car? Thanks for any info.  John

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TAB
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 12th, 2007, 10:01am »
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Hey John…If the trucks swiveled with the pilot and if it looked oversize for HO scale it was a product produced by a company called AMI or AIM. I don’t remember exactly but it was either American Models International or American International Models. It was British OO scale which in proportion was larger than HO scale but ran on HO scale track…Tom

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W.G McAdoo
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Re: "Mystery" HO Budd car
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 12th, 2007, 10:30am »
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on Jan 12th, 2007, 10:01am, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey John…If the trucks swiveled with the pilot and if it looked oversize for HO scale it was a product produced by a company called AMI or AIM. I don’t remember exactly but it was either American Models International or American International Models. It was British OO scale which in proportion was larger than HO scale but ran on HO scale track…Tom

     Hi, Tom: Thanks! Yep, the pilot AND the steps swivel with the trucks. It's a nice little piece! Certainly is an authentic-looking Budd! And, for 5 bucks, how are ya gonna go wrong??


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steveiow
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Re: "Mystery" HO Budd car
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15th, 2007, 6:53am »
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I n 1960 Triang released one over here in the UK under their Transcontinental range.It was aimed at the Canadian market and was withdrawn from the UK catalogue in 1965.
The catalogue number was R352 and there was also a non-powered version.Both were built to British OO scale a  bit larger than HO.
They are still found over here and are quite collectable.
I believe production for the Canadian market stopped around 1969 or so.
Regards
Steve


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W.G McAdoo
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Re: "Mystery" HO Budd car
 
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15th, 2007, 1:09pm »
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      Thanks, Steve. That's some great info. Even though I've never run my RDC, I still feel it was a more than worthwhile buy....especially for $5! BTW, welcome aboard!  John

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Well I guess none of you have heard of "American Train and Track Co". As I write this in 2016 The company is Long gone. Triang made some of this companies line of HO trains. And they did make their version of a Bud car in two body types. A coach and a RPO. They made them in the Reading as already posted, Santa Fe, and C&O. Possibly other roads.  
 frank


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« Reply #6 on: Nov 30th, 2016, 5:06pm »
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Once again I learned something new from you Frank. I have never heard of ATT.  

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