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thetramp Apr 2, 2013

  1. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    Another .50 cents car. This one is a Life Like.

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  2. Mike VE2TRV

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    Reminded me right away of one I had in 1975:

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    On my second layout, in October 1975. My Dad surreptitiously took photos of new acquisitions while I was in school... and playing with my trains...:cautious:

    I got that one the next Christmas.

    Beats me if I remember what make that was...:ROFLMAO:
     
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  3. Doug Gosha

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    I don't know but the prototype maker sure wanted to make sure the corner stirrups were plenty big for the trainmen.

    :D

    Doug
     
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    All that coffee and donuts needs a lot of help to lift things.
     
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    This is a Mantua box car. The doors have bars on them like a jailhouse. Would you call this a jail car?

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  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    I would. So did Mantua. Nice model.:cool:
     
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    A Swanson advertising car.

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  8. Doug Gosha

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    Too bad Swanson quality has deteriorated drastically over the last few years.

    :D

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    My Shell Chemical car.

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    Great Northern gondola with a "bought" load. I purchased the load on line thinking it would fit in a regular size gondola but when I received it, I realized it was too long. So I went to a train show on the hunt for the right gondola and this is what I finally bought.

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    Another advertising car.

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    And another advertising car.

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    My bulk head flat car with a homemade load.

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    Don't know who made this car but it has screw in trucks. Also there are no markings on this car.

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  15. Shortround

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    Used to see a lot of those.
     
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  16. Mike VE2TRV

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    I thought I recognized the style of box car:

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    That's a Roundhouse kit. Every time I go to a train show I look for those kits and buy them up. Great for rainy days, blizzards, or just plain too hot outside.

    So I build one of those and forget about what's going on outside.:)
     
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    Years ago, I picked up this track cleaner car for less than $1 thinking I could possible fix it. However, when I started looking at it, there was more wrong with it than I thought. So I just left it alone and used it on a side track for looks. If I start a layout again, I might put wheels on it and tow it around as a work car.

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  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    Excellent idea! Work crews in remote or difficultly accessed areas might need fuel for their tools, machinery, etc.

    It's the same Tyco platform used for their searchlight car too:

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    One of a two-car set I got as a birthday present from my co-workers a few years ago. New in box, never opened until I got it.

    Best co-workers ever!:)
     
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    Weathered car with homemade coal load.

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    I made a scrap load for the Great Northern gondola and put it with the other gondola that has a homemade scrap load.

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