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Con-Cor Collector sets
« on: January 24, 2010, 02:45:09 AM »
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Is there a website that list all the sets Con-Cor produced?Kinda interested since way back in the early days of my insanity I would drool over the old CC catalog.
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 12:30:44 PM »
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As I recall, there was an article in a recent N-Scale Collector magazine about the Con-Cor sets; what was produced and when.  Let me dig around and see if I can find it, if so I'll post it later.

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 03:53:32 PM »
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Heres a shot with 23 of them I have all but 4 of them.. I have a list of all of them I will look for it and post it..



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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 05:23:50 PM »
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From Con-Cor's website:

Dates shown are the year of the train we modeled, not the year of production of the set.

# 1  Chessie Steam Special (1977)
# 2  "Alton Limied" Set (1930's)
# 3  Norfolk & Western "Powhatan Arrow" (1948)
# 4  Union Pacific San Francisco "Overland" (1948)
# 5  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  (1940's)
# 6  Northern Pacific "North Coast Limited" (1955)
# 7  Missouri Pacific "Colorado Eagle" (1960's)
# 8  Jersey Central Lines "Blue Comet" (1930's)
# 9  Baltimore & Ohio "Capital Limited" (1930's)
#10  The Monon "Hoosier" (1950's)
#11  Kansas City Southern "Southern Belle" (1950's)
#12  The Grand Trunk Western (1950's)
#13  Rock Island "Des Moines Rocket" (1950's)
#14  Illinois Central "Panama Ltd" (1950's)
#15  New Haven "The Cranberry" (1950's)
#16  Frisco/Katy "The Texas Special" (1950's)
#17  Conrail Inspection Train (1970's)
#18  New York Central "Pacemaker" Freight Set (1948)
#19  Add-On-Set for the "Pacemaker" set
#20  Pennsylvania "Merchandise Service" Freight Set (1948)
#21  Add-On Set for the "Merchandise Service" Set 
#22  The Cardinal's Train (New York-Chicago, 1928)
#23  U.S. Army Hospital Train (1940's)
#24  Santa Fe "Valley Flyer" (1930's)
#25  Union Pacific "Portland Rose" (1930's
#26  "Fleche D' Or" European Golden Arrow (1920's)
#27  Union Pacific "Express Service" Freight Set (1940's)
#28  Add-On Set for Union Pacific "Express Service" set
#29  Chessie Safety Express (1980's)
#30  Circus Train "Royal American Shows" (1960's)
#31  Burlington Northern "Executive Set" (1990's)
#32  Pennsylvania Special Set (FM Erie Built Locos and 6 cars)
#33  Baltimore & Ohio "Mational Limited" (DL-109 and 6 cars)
#34  Great Northern "Loader Boxcars" (Mikado Steam loco and 13 cars)
#35  Great Northern "Loader Boxcars" Add on Set of 12 cars.
#36  New Haven :McGinnis" Set (1950's)
#37  Louisville & Nashville "Pan American"
#38  Southern Pacific "Overnight" Boxcar Set
#39  Southern Pacific "Overnight" Add on Set -not made due to lack of Pre-orders.
#40  Whistle Stop "Presidential Tour Train (1996)
#41  Southern Pacific "Orginal Daylight Set"  late 1930's  (Due early 2003)
#42  American Freedom Train 7 car set (1948)
      **Matches both the Freedom Train 4-8-4 Steam loco, or the Special PA-1 in 1948 colors

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 06:27:50 PM »
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Don't forget the DL&W & I believe they did 2 D&H's.
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 09:44:14 PM »
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Was the Milwaukee Road with the DL109s considered a collector set?
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 12:13:20 AM »
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They also did a complete foobey set for the Lehigh Valley Black Diamond. Made up of the 4-6-2 J3a Hudson and standard Rivarossi 85' passenger cars done in the black with red stripe scheme. Too bad most of the Valley's cars weren't those 85 footers and never used a J3a as the loco since its a very sharp looking set. I'll have to dig through my collection to read the sticker and get the set number off the box.

I think there were 3 of the D&H sets, but they didn't come in the woodgrained contact paper covered box like the other Collector Sets so I don't know if they count or not.

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 02:46:44 AM »
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First of all, Todd, that's an impressive wall.  You are a true collector; or you are insane.  But then, so am I.

Thanks to Bryan for locating ConCor's list.

The early collector sets did come in the simulated wood grain box.  ConCor also produced some sets they called "Limited Edition" on the label (same box).  I am not sure of the difference.  The Black Diamond may have been one of them.

There were some other sets marketed which came in the same box - not sure if they were produced by ConCor for others.  I have a Western Maryland Inspection Train that was sold by Dallas Mallerich of Locomotives back in the day.

There are some folks who complain about prototype models but I would like to point out the first set was produced 33 years ago and was remarkable for its time.  Additionally, as Todd's display shows us, these sets are a tribute to that most colorful era of passenger service.

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 09:49:26 AM »
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They also did a complete foobey set for the Lehigh Valley Black Diamond. Made up of the 4-6-2 J3a Hudson and

Hehe, I'm sure many of these were absolutely foobulous! The early Concor Powhattan Arrow also featured that same 4-6-4 Hudson streamlined and painted up as a N&W J. :-X ;D

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 11:00:12 AM »
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You have to remember that back in the late 70's when these started coming out, the ConCor J and their Kato-built PA were among the best motive power available.  This was also the dark ages of proto information...  You couldn't look at a pre-order announcement, then dash to Mr. Google to discover all the inaccuracies of the model in a matter of minutes.

Close enough was the order of the day.

For us pioneering N scalers, we were thrilled to have a train that was powered by a decent running engine and painted in a recognizable scheme.  Hyper fidelity to detail was left to the brass importers and those who could afford to do business with them.

Yes, we can look back and be mystified by a New York Central streamlined Hudson wearing pinstripes and keystones, but when we wanted something that looked and ran nice, we were able eat what was on our plate without much complaint. 

And really, if it weren't for these early "collector" sets, would we now be able to have a full-blown El Capitan or Broadway Limited in plastic?

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2010, 11:03:06 AM »
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Lol Lee, back in the 70s there was no N scale brass!

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010, 11:09:20 AM »
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There was plenty of N scale brass in the 70's.  I still have some.

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 11:10:43 AM »
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 11:20:53 AM »
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Lol Lee, back in the 70s there was no N scale brass!

1969:

http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/jamco462.html

Lol, I know about that Bachmann crap. My statement stands unaffected.

Read here too:

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 11:21:48 AM »
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There was plenty of N scale brass in the 70's.  I still have some.


List 'em please. I went "dormant" on the hobby in 1977.