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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.
Got this in a box of junk. Those things in the foreground are the couplers that were on it.
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?
This was a flat-kit made of plastic. Those couplers in the photo are of the same plastic and were mounted with screws. ????
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.
Those are not Mantua Couplers. Is this car made of metal?
No, It's styrene plastic. So are the couplers.
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.
Are the couplers an older European type?