Sante Fe Passenger Cars?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JR&Son, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. JR&Son

    JR&Son Member

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    The &Son part of team clueless Red Mtn and Flat River RR has a hankering for some passenger cars.
    The JR part of team clueless Red Mtn and Flat River RR understands that the &Son part, does not have the patieance for $40.00 train cars.

    Anyone stumble on some under $15.00 units?
    Would really like under $10.00 units, but Im trying to be real with my expectations

    JR&SON
  2. COMBAT

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  3. Herc Driver

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    Whew...good luck on that one. Maybe you could score some on ebay - but the shipping costs would probably outweigh the cost advantage. Check out www.discounttrainsonline.com or www.modeltrainstuff.com for some price guidance and availability of stock. Even Walther's or Caboose Hobbies.
  4. yellowlynn

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    cars

    Wait until tomorrow if the &SON has patience. I'll check, but I think I may have a couple passenger cars you can have. I think they are different roads, tho.

    Lynn
  5. JR&Son

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    Trying to stay away from the Amtrak
    But they could be repainted.

    Yellowlynn,
    Let me know


    Thanks
    JR&SON
  6. Russ Bellinis

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    Check on some of the online discount retailers for Athearn, MDC, IHC, or Con Cor passenger cars. The new Walthers line of passenger cars are highly detailed models. You pay extra for the detailing. Most of these other brands will be 72 foot "shorty" cars, some even 50 foot or 60 foot, but the shorter cars work better on small radius curves anyway. I think the Walthers cars will need 26 to 30 inch radius to operate anyway.
  7. JR&Son

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    Through the generousity of a member,
    Who truely believes in my signature
    The &SON portion of Team Clueless
    Has been granted his wish

    It is VERY easy to be caught up in the cost of things
    http://www.payitforwardmovement.org/

    JR&SON
    ps....see below
  8. wjstix

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    Athearn's heavyweight cars are based on ATSF prototypes. Their Baggage, RPO and Coach cars are full scale length, the Diner, Pullman and Observation cars are "shorties", 80' cars shortened to 72' length.