Passenger Cars

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jon-monon, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I've been collecting these for a while, most bought for a couple of clams at the LHS, and a few come from afar, thanks to my good friend Paulius. I don't know anthing about most of these.

    I'm hoping Ray or someone will tell me one is valuable and I can sell it and retire from the procedes.

    This one is metal with very fine details.

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    Wood with bad paint

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    Old metal Athern RDC I believe.

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    Scrath built on an Athern diesel chassis

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    Much newer than the rest, 70's? Tyco?

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    Cool Beans!

    Neat stuff. I wonder if the "wood with bad paint" one is one of the old old Walthers kits? I think I saw an MDC Overton combine in there, too.

    I'll give you NO MORE than seven million for the lot. :D
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hmmmm, I wonder where I can cut back and make it on 300K/yr until Social Insecurity kicks in? Gee, I was hoping to sell just one and keep the rest :D:D:D
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    :D :eek: :D :D :D :D
    Jon I could make some LOVELY Traction models out of most of them..
    Let me at em!!!!!!! ;) :p :cool: :D
    Especialy that wooden one!!
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    I think the metal one should be preserved, but the others you may well see under the wire one day, Mate :D
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    Chris, that was my first thought too!!!

    :D Val
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    Jon,

    I can only speak to the open platform cars.....

    The two white body/black roof cars (one with the body upside down!) are MDC/Roundhouse Overton cars.

    The pukey green car with some spots of yellow and a gray roof, is an MDC/Roundhouse Overland car.

    These are still available new, so may not be "collectable."

    The Red car with scarred gray roof was a coach made by Pocher and sold (if I remember correctly) by AHM, perhaps 20 to 40 years ago.

    I have some of each of these in various stages of bash.

    BillS
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    Thanks for the scoup, Bill. Now that Steve knows they are probably not worth $7M, I better plan on going to work on Monday. Good eye on the upsidedowner :D These are mostly in a state of disrepair, and so was I at the time I shot the pics ;ast night :oops: I would be surprised to find any of them collectable, since most came from my LHS and I didn't pay much. I see a table saw blade in their future :D
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    I dunno Jon. Collectable or not, that all-metal one --- the first pic --- is a nice old thing, and deserves space on a display shelf.

    BillS
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    Ya, that one I wouldn't hack up. Also the RDC. Neither is probably worht much but both are neat and should be restored, or at least shelved. I have mixed emotions about the scratchbuilt doodlebug. It looks to be glued together, so it can't be serviced :confused: It runs, and I have two bachmann doodlebugs that look 100% better, so I might pull the mechy our and use one of the other bodies to make an interurban. Gee, Chris, should I power it from the tracks? Or the overhead? :D :D :D