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petey
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« Reply #20 on: Jul 3rd, 2012, 2:08pm »
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Hello Piglet,  
Bet I've got you beaten on age, although probably not in experience.
Our concluding comments agree.
 
Speaking of RTR cars:
I have two BLI CB&Q Zephyr, plated passenger cars, lighted, tailsigns, interiors, tinted windows; they are fantastic, as you allude to.  Something I would not have wanted to tackle myself.
 
The second run is out, or nearly so, and have a very reasonable(just kidding!) MSRP $70-80.  The large increases we've seen lately, are due to the recent company(fewer) changes in China.  You can find them cheap(?), on eBay for $50; this info for anyone wanting them.


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« Reply #21 on: Jul 7th, 2012, 8:20am »
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What seems to be happining is that a lot of these old kits have been opened for a long time. They have parts are missing. You need to find ones still sealed with original old tape. A friend has a 8 car set for the NYC 20th Century like that I will make a offer on. I think they are Walter's kits.
* I have a boxed unbuilt Binkley passenger car kit I will post soon. It even had parts from something else put in it. Like someone was kitbashing a car and this box became a parts box.
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 28th, 2012, 1:43pm »
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Here is a Binkley car that needs a rebuild. I think the same as the kit one that is in the box.
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* you have seen the Binkley box top in the two previous posts. Here is the side and end.
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 5th, 2012, 11:21am »
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Gents:
 
Three photos of the two Varney wooden car kits I have.  It will be three posts here; here's the first:
 


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« Reply #27 on: Sep 5th, 2012, 11:27am »
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The two cars I have are a diner and a day coach.  While they appear to be in New York Central colors, there are actually in the Pullman paint scheme which was very similar to the NYC's scheme.
 
The kit does not come with trucks, and the cars are obviously of lightweight design.
 
I'm thinking of the Walthers metal passenger car trucks for these cars, since trucks were not included.  I've never used those before-any comments as to their reliabilty?  
 
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 27th, 2012, 5:58pm »
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The Union Pacific RR Had gray cars also that were similar. Maybe they were just Pullman cars also.
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« Reply #29 on: Jan 15th, 2013, 8:16am »
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 The next one is a set of three posts.
 
Walters made a lot of old passenger car kits. The next 3 are by them. They miss the wood sides, there's being of other materal like the previous NYC kit. Thes are very old and have early plastic roofs and metal sides. They dont meet the entire criteria of this thread. They do meet the OLD passenger car kit part.
 The first is a 2 door baggage that needs work as all of the next 3 do.  
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** The second is a standard coach constructed the same way. I am sorry for the condition of these models. They are uncared for and as I recieved. I am plaining of refurbishing them.
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The third is a pullman car. Same construction. they should along with one of the observation cars seen here will make a nice 4 car set.
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« Reply #32 on: Jan 15th, 2013, 8:05pm »
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Frank:
 
You do the best you can.  You really don't need to apologize for the condition of those cars.  You didn't own them until now!
 
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« Reply #33 on: Jan 16th, 2013, 11:50am »
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Hi Alen ; thankyou!  
  I posted ttese cars just to keep intrest going I hoped.  
 They will when redone even averagely, with a pullman observation, make a nice 4 car set.  I just got a RED BALL 1860s car unbuilt in a old beat up box. I guess that will be next.  
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 7th, 2013, 8:05am »
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** Here is a Ambroid kit that is clearly a converted wooden passenger car. Ambroid calls it a combine, work caboose. it is still a unbuilt kit Awaiting that spare time for construction.  
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 Second photo of plans for the Combine work caboose by Ambroid. Shows a good picture of what it will look like.
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 7th, 2013, 9:07am »
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fRANK,  
Now that combine/caboose is an interesting car.  It would look great in a MOW train.


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« Reply #37 on: Feb 7th, 2013, 11:31am »
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Frank - Petey - All -  
 
The years back AMBROID kits were always a pleasure to build up. IIRC, basic offering of Cars a straight Coach, a Combine, and a Baggage.  
Seems to me the understood "history" of the Cars found in prototypes on B & M RR.
 
This kit "No. 8" a good design, but no idea when it first came to market. It does very much remind of some of the Cars which served on "Branch  
Line Locals" of long ago. See also the "Drovers Cars" which needed in the Cattle trade. Or kit "No. 8" appears much like Cars which found on  
ATSF, CB&Q, and others...
 
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« Reply #38 on: Feb 7th, 2013, 3:13pm »
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I wish i could build the original. The baggage, Railway Postal and passenger combine type. I've seen pictures of it on the CRR of NJ, my main road.
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 8th, 2013, 10:25pm »
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Toptrain:
 
I think that Ambroid kit you just posted is a model of a drover's caboose, the prototype being Great Northern.
 
These were used as accomodations for the drovers (cowboys?) that accompanied the loaded stock cars to places like Omaha and Sioux City on the railroad branchlines.  They took care of the cattle on the way to market.
 
The Milwaukee is supposed to have had some too, but not like these-but I don't know for sure.  Other railroads may have had them too.
 
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