Passenger train help.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Tim K, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Tim K

    Tim K Member

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    I am looking for a modern passenger train .

    I am modeling present day and would like to get something that is common to Southern Ontario.

    Any help would be apreciated.

    Thanks
    Tim K
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Tim: there are 4 types of common car in southern Ontario.
    Budd stainless steel corrugated sides (Canadian-type). Model coaches like these are common.
    LRC coaches. I think there are some expensive kits for these.
    GO doubledeckers. Athearn.
    Renaissance cars. I think VIA has the complete collection of these. Can't say if there are any similar cars running in Europe.
    You might find your best bet is an F40 with two or three Budd cars. The last one I saw had a long distance car (8100) and a short distance car (4000/4100).
  3. Tim K

    Tim K Member

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    Thanks David

    I was thinking of Via so my next question were is the best place to buy ?

    Tim K
  4. doctorwayne

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    Tim, you could also use some Amtrak equipment, as there are Amtrak trains running between Niagara Falls and Toronto. These are all Amtrak equipment pulled by Amtrak diesels. The F-40s with Amfleet coaches were fairly common not that long ago, although I'm not too sure about nowadays. If this is of any interest, let me know, and I'll stroll down to the tracks (two blocks away) and try to get some pictures. At the present, it's cold and raining here, and the camera is not available, so you'll need to be patient. When the pictures are taken, I also need to wait to have someone them put on a cd.

    Wayne
  5. stuart_canada

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    check with your local hobby store for cars.
    there is wa;ther cars for VIA, not too bad, more correct kits can cost 50 plus a car. see http://www.rapidotrains.com/c-index2.html
    www.walthers.com doa search for Via rail cars, lots listed but not all correct for VIA rail cars, some are just painted to look like VIA cars
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    Thanks for the help guy's and thankyou Wayne for the offer very genrious , at this moment I really just want to see what is available to me so I don't really need any proto pics.


    Thanks again

    Tim K
  7. LongIslandTom

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    Athearn makes the General Electric AMD103 passenger diesel in HO. You can buy one and paint it up in VIA Rail's green-and-grey Renaissance paint scheme. Very nice-looking loco. Seen very often these days in Ontario.

    Amtrak AMD103 Gennies are also common in the area south of the border.

    Hope this helps!