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AndKon Models
« on: February 05, 2007, 12:53:03 PM »
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Does anyone know anything about AndKon Inc.?
The address on the back is Westmont, NJ.
I'm guessing the kit pictured goes back to the early
days of N scale but I may be wrong.  Got it from a
long time MRRer who said he's had it awhile.



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Re: AndKon Models
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 01:12:13 PM »
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I have some crap from there (I think). Back in the 1980s I was desperate for a caboose that even remotely resembled N&W cabins and got some NE cabooses in resin to play with. I'll check next time I think of it.  :P

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Re: AndKon Models
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 01:57:07 PM »
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This is another And-Kon kit. Two problems. First, it had some humongous rivets I had to file off. Second, it is slightly over scale as its width is around 12 scale feet rather than 10.5 scale feet.



Bought the kit from Wick Brandon for $2.00 in the mid-1980's and it had some age on it then... Believe And-Kon was succeeded by Camden & Amboy, which was gone by 1990.

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Re: AndKon Models
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 03:48:14 PM »
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This is another And-Kon kit. Two problems. First, it had some humongous rivets I had to file off. Second, it is slightly over scale as its width is around 12 scale feet rather than 10.5 scale feet.

Bought the kit from Wick Brandon for $2.00 in the mid-1980's and it had some age on it then... Believe And-Kon was succeeded by Camden & Amboy, which was gone by 1990.

Interesting.  Somebody was way ahead of the their time, at least for giving it a shot.  The B&O I-17 "generally " resembles its prototype but would require a lot of work to bring it up to today's standards.  That's why it was placed in my care I suppose.  Another project for someday.  Any other kits in the AndKon line out there?

I bought an old Con-Cor 1-1/2 dr 50' SS box car at the WGH ATL show.  Wasn't aware a shell was made for that style.  Also found an old Rapido 50' composite gondola.  Lots of stuff out there that with a little work (or a lot as in the case of AndKon) can make good models.

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Re: AndKon Models
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 05:42:03 PM »
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Haven't seen one of those in a looong time! AndKon, don't remmeber who And was but Kon was a guy from South Jersey, Konrad *****, he was a pioneer when you think about it. He was making resin kits (in color) way back when the aircraft guys were just starting to make resin conversion parts, and photo etched brass wasn't even heard of yet. He , they, put out quite a bit if I remember correctly, and they did morph into Camden and Amboy. lv4142003