WANTED N Scale- Treasure Hunt for Trailers

jimfitch Aug 13, 2019

  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
  5. SecretWeapon

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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

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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

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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

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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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.
     
  10. James Fitch

    James Fitch TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for looking Mike. The treasure hunt continues.
     
  11. Ryan Wilkerson

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    N Scale Supply might have some in their pre-owned items. Might want to contact them as everything they have isn't listed on their website.
     
  12. jimfitch

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    Yep, already been checking them. And I did contact them a few weeks back and was told to check their listing.
     
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  13. James Fitch

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    Update:

    I have managed to find quite a few Trainworx trailers including some sold out:

    Regular 40' trailers:
    Alpha Beta
    C&NW
    RI
    White ATSF (a guy is offering up these and similar for a whopping $45 each - I found mine for $15 - not actually "That" rare.

    Drop Frame:
    ATSF early herald
    N&W
    WP
     
  14. Keith

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    Have railroad club train show next week.
    Can look and see if anything’s available.
    Found a few last year, but couldn’t afford them!
    Picked up other, larger scale stuff instead!
    Have Rio Grande and Coors, but part of my collection of stuff.
     
  15. jimfitch

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    Appreciate it Keith. The hunt continues.
     
  16. SecretWeapon

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    there's a guy selling 13 trainworx trls here on TB. you may want to check it out. he's not bashful with his asking price.
     
  17. James Fitch

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    I'm not daft. TRIPLE the street price - nuts. Yes, I see the occasional "sold out" Trainworx trailer sell at $45 give or take, but not very often. That seller is asking approx $46 each for 13 trailers. D&RGW did carry Santa Fe trailers and not wanting to pay silly high prices, I found one just like the seller has for sale for $14.25 a month ago at a vendor, same price for a "sold out" ATSF drop frame.

    I wish him luck but at that jaw dropping price ... even on eBay it's a very long shot. There has been a TW trailer on eBay which had a BIN price of $45 and it's been there for a year or two. The BIN price was upped to $49.xx and it's still there. TW trailers actually selling in the $45 to $50 range is rare so it may be there a very long time, but who knows. Maybe Rod Stewart will get a wild hair and switch to N scale? Or not.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
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  18. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Didn’t see but 4 trailers. 2 undec, and 2 Clipper.
    Wants $18.95 each, I think. Thought about the Clipper, but didn’t pull trigger.
    Bigger scores later in the day! Can still check on trailers, and pick up, if interested.
    Straight frame, if I’m right!
     
  19. drgwspup

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    Hey Jim,

    Would you be interested in a couple union pacific trailers? Or the burlington refrigerated trailer in Burlington green lettering?

    How many are you trying to accumulate?

    Plus because you are a DRGW modeler like me, i'd be willing to trade a couple of my DRGW trailers for a couple of yours. I'd be interested in the WP and RI trailers. Not sure i recall the white ATSF. Post a pic if you can.

    Let me know.

    Mark P.
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    or if you have an Atlas RSD 4/5 in Utah Railway paint then we can horse trade...
     

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  20. jimfitch

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    Keith, thankyou for checking. There still seem to be quite a few Trainworx drop frame from the last run so no need to pickup. As it was I went to a show today. One vendor had a bunch of Great Northern trailers. I picked up a single GN drop frame is all.

    Mark, I don't have any Rio Grande Trainworx trailers, I missed those when they came out unfortunately. I do have an Athearn Fruehauf UP 2-pack
     

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