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« Reply #220 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 10:18am »
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A Varney covered hopper made by special order for E&H Model Hobby shop.  
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« Reply #221 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 10:21am »
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** Another Varney life-like covered hopper custom painted and lettered for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. 94079.
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« Reply #222 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 11:14am »
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I like the industry labeled cars. They add variety and color vs. the standard RR owned cars. Thanks for posting the Varney ad.

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« Reply #223 on: Feb 17th, 2015, 1:00pm »
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A gift that keeps on giving? The HOPPER still available, and as low as $9.99 each.
Link below from LIFE-LIKE site...
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251418889280
 
 
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« Reply #224 on: Feb 18th, 2015, 12:21pm »
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  Well Vern Still got a few more coming.  
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 Grace, Davison Covered Hopper by Varney and Life-Like.


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** Delaware and Hudson RR. life-Like.
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« Reply #226 on: Feb 18th, 2015, 12:26pm »
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** Varney Virginian. Marx also made a similar car in two shades of brown.  
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« Reply #227 on: Feb 18th, 2015, 12:29pm »
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*** ERIE RR. by Life-Like.
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** Another Life-Like hopper the red B&O lettered the same as a black B&O one.
Maybe a open hopper a top was put on.
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« Reply #229 on: Feb 18th, 2015, 12:39pm »
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** Here is another New York Central RR covered hopper.  
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* Getting over to the some 30's and 40's thrown in again here are 2 cabooses that sometimes get confused. Mantua's very old brass 4 window model that goes way back, and the International Model Products similar caboose. Just posting photos and not complete descriptions.  
* It is always easier to point out differences once they are side by side. But to have one for awhile and see what you think is another at a show years latter. I thought I had just another Mantua caboose.
* Here is the Mantua one :
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*  This is the international IMP caboose of the same time period. A same thing of each is the way a screw goes through the floor up and through the cupola to a nut that is a lantern, holding the whole car together.  
* When I looked up IMP products in a catalog at HOseeker I found this caboose with the same UP paint scheme.  Mine must be a ready to run completely finished model.
* The IMP caboose.
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* Here is the other side of the International Model Products IMP 3 window caboose. IMP makes a 5 window, and a 2 window CNJ caboose also. I only have the 3 window.  
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« Reply #233 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 10:11am »
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Well I have gone through my index listing of 232 replay that I keep up and found out that here in this thread of posts on old HO car kits that my title leaves no room for the old Marx, Lionel, Gilbert, Fleischmann, Penn Line, Revell and others like HObbyline that made there best cars only in ready to run in sets. It is because I said kits in the topic title. Now I hope it doesn't upset anyone but I am going to edit the title.  I will read and listen to any complaints. But understand I have very little anymore to offer in the kits only category and don't want this topic to die. I want to add to this topic more photos, info, and possibly give other here a spot for stories from their childhood. 
* Reason is that certain manufactures of this time made only ready to run cars. these are the manufactures we remember the most.  I have not intentionally posted photos and info on cars that were never made as kits, but some I have unintentionally. These cars do fit the era nicely. So I will broaden the scope of the topic by editing the title.  Keeping this large topic intact.  
* Now even more of the, especially the late 1950's and 1960s and the HO trains made then can added to this I think interesting topic. So many modelers started in this hobby because of train sets and cars given as presents at Christmas and on their birthday.
* Now you'll see even more of the HO trains that broadened the eyes and smiles on our faces as children.  
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Now HObbyline made kits and ready to run in sets during a short period of time in the late 1950's. They produced inexpensive HO trains made of plastic. There parent company John English made HO trains of Die cast construction. Now even thought they made trains for only a few years, it is not to hard to find their products. HObbyline made car kits I think always came unpainted. The plastic parts were molded in color, so once assembled produced a colorful model. Lettering in the kit was added by the modeler by decals provided with the kit. In their trains set very few cars came with decals applied but lettering silk screened or stamped on the car. All came in the sets ready to run with nothing to apply. Some cars in the sets like the TP&W box car had the car color made in the plastic. The lettering either stamped on or silkscreened, but the railroad logo was a decal applied by the manufacture. That is  my first HObbyline car posted here in Reply 67 .  
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« Reply #235 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 11:19am »
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Concur. Think you are right with this one. As you note, it will keep this more of a generic topic, and therefore of more  
interest. Agree. Over the years, there much good "RTR" on the market...
 
Bringing the thinking forward, what ever do we get from Walthers features in last few years? It very heavily all 'RTR'...
 
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« Reply #236 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 11:32am »
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Thanks Vern. I really want to make the change and show all that I can of the many cars that when train people think of HO trains, they come to mind.
 What do you think of  my RTR HObbyline car. The TP&W box car. To bad the decal logo didn't survive. It is understandable knowing that this cars was made before 1957 and no overspray, dull coat or gloss coat was ever applied to the decal to seal it.  
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The TP&W 6014 a great find. Rather the shame with the aging and flaking of the decals.
Not much you could do with that...
 
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Well Vern to bad I couldn't find replacement decals.
Now I need to move some HObbyline cars to another folder for posting.
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The second HObbyline box car is DL&W.   "Lackawanna, Rout of the Phoebe Snow". # 51933. You can see no decals were used on this car. Just screen printed.

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