Car of the Day

thetramp Apr 2, 2013

  1. JNXT 7707

    JNXT 7707 TrainBoard Member

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    A couple of nice cars, especially for the price!
     
  2. thetramp

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    I picked 8 box cars at a small train show for $5.00. All were complete with no broken parts. Here are two of them. The rest will follow.

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  3. Alan

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    I needed another Reefer for the Farmers Co-op, so picked up this one at a good price

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  4. cajon

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    Seems like alot extra work to hold down a steel coil. Most of the time they are just set between two "blocks" & their own weight keeps them from moving Steel coils can weigh 20-100 tons.
     
  5. GP30

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    A Funaro kit of a B&O M53 Wagon-Top Boxcar. #381506 is based off a prototype photo of the same car in my Hometown in 1965. I got the door just slightly crooked, I'll get that fixed eventually.
     
  6. Alan

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    Nice car. I like those wagon top cars. The door tracks probably need some grease so they will slide shut properly ;)
     
  7. thetramp

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    I ran across this tyco tank car at a flea market and bought is for $1.50. It needed some wheels which I put on and it also needs railings and a brake wheel. I thought it was worth the price.

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  8. cajon

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    Used to see 100 car unit trains of those Coke cars going thru Fullerton CA on the Santa Fe daily back in 1950s. LOL
     
  9. thetramp

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    My car today is this Life Like Tootsie Roll car bought a couple of weeks ago.
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  10. thetramp

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    My car today is this Life-Like Froot Loops Boxcar.

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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Used to love that cereal, when I was a youth.
     
  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good memory, Ken ;)
     
  13. thetramp

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    Another car I picked up at the same train show is this bright colored boxcar. Walking pass a table on my way out, I heard someone ask "do you have anything for a$1.00, it is all I have left." The seller said sure and sold him a car. I saw this car and asked, is this selling for a 1.00 also? The seller said sure is. So for $1.00, I got this nice car. The makers name is not anywhere on the car so I am not sure who made it.
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  14. JimJ

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    Here's an early tank car I built a while back. I believe it's a Labelle kit.
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  15. dalebaker

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    From the looks of the bottom, I'd go with Roundhouse. Not a bad buy.
     
  16. YoHo

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    Yep, roundhouse. We have 3 of em on the club layout.
     
  17. thetramp

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    Another car I picked up at the Houston Train Show. I believe it is an Athearn. There are no markings on the car.
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  18. dalebaker

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    Id go with Athearn, it has the Athearn coupler clips on the pockets. Nice looking car.
     
  19. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    My car today is this Bachman box car I picked up at the Houston train show. Bachman.JPG
     
  20. thetramp

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    My car today is a Bachmann plug door box car. I bought this car at train show for 50 cents. It had 3 pairs of wheels missing but I had spares at home.
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