WANTED N Scale- Treasure Hunt for Trailers

jimfitch Aug 13, 2019 at 10:54 PM

  1. jimfitch

    jimfitch TrainBoard Member

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    I am on a treasure hunt looking for some Trainworx 40' trailers being a Rio Grande modeler:

    - City Market,
    - Budd of California
    - Coors
    - Denver Chicago
    - Rock Island
    - Western Pacific
    - last, but not least, Rio Grande

    If anyone knows where I can find any of the above, please let me know.
     
  2. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Good luck. Those first three on your list I've also been looking for and they seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
     
  3. DFW Bill

    DFW Bill TrainBoard Member

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    Several Rock Island on eBay, also a Coors tractor trailer.
     
  4. James Fitch

    James Fitch TrainBoard Member

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    Re: Rock Island drop frame - yes - I was thinking more of the straight frame RI. It looks like I can't edit my first post to clarify.


    There are lots of the drop frames from the most recent run still floating around which the RI is a part of - I'll pick up a few from that run but many are Sears Merchandise trailers that I don't recall seeing in D&RGW TOFC service. RI is a no brainer and NP and L&N, CLIPPER.

    Re: Tractor trailer - the prices on eBay are bout double the original MRSP - so no thanks. Will keep hunting.



    My main want is the City Market. I'll be hunting train shows as there may be items not found by searching the internet. Plus, since I live on the east coast, City Market may be less popular out here and who knows.

    I did get lucky and found an Alpha Beta from the same run as City Market so will keep hunting.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM
  5. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    There was a guy in Altoona who had like 3 or 4 RI's. I'll look to see what I have.
     
  6. James Fitch

    James Fitch TrainBoard Member

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    Straight frame 40' RI trailers? Let me know what you are able to find on the list if any.

    Thanks
     
  7. SecretWeapon

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    GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS. While searching over my layout, I didn't find any trailers you were looking for. So I went into my boxes. I found 13 trailers I forgot I had. That's the good news. The bad news is none of them are what you want, sorry & thanks for making me go look.
     
  8. James Fitch

    James Fitch TrainBoard Member

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    Mike, Thanks for looking. Since I am just starting to build a fleet of trailers, there are others I may be needing as well, but the treasure hunt list are the trailers I am looking for that don't seem to be available from various sources accessible on the web.
     
  9. SecretWeapon

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    I do have 3 of what you're looking for, but i'm not interested in selling them. i was looking for extras.
     

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