Can anyone ID this boxcar's maker

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Got this in a box of junk. Those things in the foreground are the couplers that were on it.

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  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    My un-educated guess would be a Mantua box car to go with the General 4-4-0. Just a guess mind you. Is it plastic or metal? Were the couplers the loop type?

    Greg Elems
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    This was a flat-kit made of plastic. Those couplers in the photo are of the same plastic and were mounted with screws. ????
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Roundhouse/MDC makes those fox trucks, and a line of old time cars, but I don't know if they ever came as a flat kit. I also don't recognise the couplers, but it must be before the advent of horn hooks.
  5. pjb

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    Those are not Mantua Couplers. Is this car made of metal?
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    No, It's styrene plastic. So are the couplers.
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    brakie Active Member

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    53 years in the hobby and I have no idea...Never seen anything quite like that..By guess would be a old Areofix (sp?) car.
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  8. Bob Collins

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    Are the couplers an older European type?

    Bob