WANTED Looking for an N scale freight car

wpsnts Jun 28, 2020

  1. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm looking for several of these cars and have no idea where to start except with you all.
    It says TRIX on the bottom. Can anyone get me pointed in the right direction?
    The one that I have has been stripped, as shown below, and any that I can find can be painted or not.

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  2. wingnut1974

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    made by minitrix some sold under aurora postage stamp name they still have trix stamped on them I will look and see if I have any
     
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  3. wpsnts

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    Thanks wingnut.
     
  4. Lowell Johnson

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    PM sent. Thanks. Lowell.
     
  5. eposte12

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    hey wp i think i might have a couple for you ill check
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

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    Years ago, Bowser made 3 and 6-bay cylindrical hoppers like this. They might be easier to find.
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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  9. wpsnts

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    Thanks everyone. I am now the proud owner of over a dozen.
    An original price of $1.75 in 1968. Things sure have changed.
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    In addition to the car you found in a link, I caught a similar car at Montgomery, AL in April 1993.

    1993-04-23 COVHOP CN Montgomery AL - for upload.jpg
     
  11. BNSF FAN

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    M/T made an N scale version of this car.
    CN hoppers.JPG
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks -- that's really neat! Seeing the prototype with the French spelling "Canadien" reminds me of a conversation I overheard at a train show long ago when someone bought a CN boxcar and told someone with seriousness that they'd found a valuable rarity because M-T "had misspelled "Canadian". :rolleyes:
     
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  13. MP333

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    "...And they misspelled it on BOTH SIDES!!!
     
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