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Curtis Kyger

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Most valued car
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:40:56 PM »
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I recently posted a picture of the oldest model freight car still running on my layout. 
It got me thinking about what would be the most cherished, or valued, freight car I use regularly.

My choice wasn’t the car I necessarily use the most, nor one of which I have multiple models. 
And while I value several manufacture’s models highly, I found rarity became part of my decision too.
The model is of very high quality and a car valued partly for its uniqueness. 

Here’s the car I wish I had more of.  The one car I most highly value:





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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 03:08:08 PM »
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Hummm, great question. This is going to require some thought, although you do present a very nice car.
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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
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Curtis Kyger

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 05:01:31 PM »
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The car shown, decorated as PC 543882, is an Eastern Seaboards Models G32C gondola from ESM's Made in America Series.  It is a limited run craftsman-style kit developed by Bryan Bussey and 3D printed.  It was a treat to put together.  I particularly love the interior corrugated sides detail.

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 06:46:31 PM »
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I have a pair of Key Import UP CA-11 cabooses that I got a great twofer deal on at the hobby shop that used to be in the old depot in Cottage Grove, OR while on family vacation many years ago. Lots of good memories from that trip from when my two girls were little and my wife and I were much younger. Plus, the CA-11’s have not been produced by any other manufacturers since they came close to the end of the caboose era. However, it mostly the related memories that make them so valuable to me.

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
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Mine is also an ESM kit . the low side gondola .Still have to get to it , but without a question it's my favorite .

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 08:41:14 PM »
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Mine is my Audi A7.
Just like a freight car -- or a station wagon --  or something!
Unbelievable how much stuff I can stow in the hatch-back..
Going on 6 years old, 90k miles and pretty much just like new.

Oh.  You meant RAILROAD freight car.
My bad.

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 08:44:47 PM »
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If I had to pick, it'd be my 2 whale belly cement cars.

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 11:30:13 PM »
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That gondola is sweet, I got one to assemble. One of my favorite cars is the ESM/MTL Erie Lackawanna autorack with the vandal panels

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 01:54:43 AM »
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bnsfdash8:  Who made that car?  Or is it scratchbuilt?
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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 02:42:30 AM »
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bnsfdash8:  Who made that car?  Or is it scratchbuilt?


If I recall, Kaslo Shops cast a small run of these in Resin, probably more than a dozen years ago.
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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 02:56:21 AM »
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If I include Treble-O-Lectric, it's a tie between the UP boxcar, Mobilgas tanker, 100 ton breakdown crane car, flat car with Citroen DS and Land Rover load, and UP caboose.

Moving on to actual N scale, my Atlas Norfolk Southern composite gondola, bought in September of 1967 at Nichol's Hobby Shop. The first item I ever bought in N scale. I was thrilled.

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 07:11:53 AM »
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If I include Treble-O-Lectric, it's a tie between the UP boxcar, Mobilgas tanker, 100 ton breakdown crane car, flat car with Citroen DS and Land Rover load, and UP caboose.

Moving on to actual N scale, my Atlas Norfolk Southern composite gondola, bought in September of 1967 at Nichol's Hobby Shop. The first item I ever bought in N scale. I was thrilled.

Doug

It wasn't in NS paint back in 1967 was it :? :o  :D

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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 07:27:11 AM »
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bnsfdash8:  Who made that car?  Or is it scratchbuilt?

What Bryan said, Kaslo. Decals are Microsclae.
Reese
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Re: Most valued car
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
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For me it has to be this, found randomly at a train show lettered for an industry on the guy who got me in to N scale's layout.