Car brand question

oa5599 Jul 14, 2019

  1. oa5599

    oa5599 TrainBoard Member

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    Hi y’all

    I have this V&T car that I love the details on. However when I scour the bay I’m not seeing anything like this detail (the & symbol is different, the paint scheme without certain stripes etc). Does anyone know who made this car and the circa date?

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm thinking possibly Athearn.
     
  3. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like an old MDC (Roundhouse) car to me. The K brake cylinder, coupler pocket covers and the queen posts look like the old time Roundhouse parts. If the truss rods are made from thread, that would be a dead giveaway. The cars can be found, but you will probably have to paint them yourself.
     
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  5. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    Actually, we're both right on this one. Looks like an Athearn re-release of the old Roundhouse Overton cars, so either one could be a starting point if the V&T version can't be found. I just consulted my 1984 Roundhouse catalog. Showed the same car in V&T, but you are correct. The livery is somewhat different. Of course, maybe you could run them together, as I would suspect both liveries may have been correct on different cars or at different times.
     
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  6. oa5599

    oa5599 TrainBoard Member

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    This is all amazing. Thanks everyone!


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  7. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    The fact that it has metal wheels and McHenry knuckle couplers makes me think it is a relatively new Athearn run.
     
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