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garethashenden

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Early 20th Century O Scale Freight Cars
« on: March 06, 2019, 02:06:25 PM »
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After seeing several posts on here I’ve been contemplating trying P48. I’d like to try an era that I haven’t tried before, c. 1916, but I can’t find any freight cars. Atlas has some USRA cars, but they’re too new. Kits are fine, I’m probably missing something, but I don’t see anything available. Does anyone have any leads? I want to start with one boxcar and see how it goes.

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Re: Early 20th Century O Scale Freight Cars
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 03:40:53 PM »
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Ed Kapuscinski

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Re: Early 20th Century O Scale Freight Cars
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 10:43:21 AM »
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My brother!!!

Early 20th century stuff is my planned O scale endeavor. Right now I've only gotten to buying two assembled freight cars and a gondola kit.

I'm also watching for a 2 rail PRR H3. One of these days I'm gonna find it...

I've had good luck with an eBay alert. The trick is including a LOT of "-x" conditions:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_nkw=o+scale+prr+-lionel+-%22k-line%22+-%22rail+king%22+-marx+-%22railking%22+-coil+-crates+-vista+-airslide+-athearn+-rmt+-%22extended+vision%22+-%22ps-1%22+-%22high+cube%22+-%221%3A87%22+-%22jordan+spreader%22+-%22j1a%22+-%22q2%22+-%22turbine%22+-%22q-2%22+-%22bowser%22+-%22ps-2%22+-%22ps2%22+-mantua&ul_noapp=true

I also saw one of these in person and forked over cash immediately: http://www.portlandlocomotiveworks.com/product/maine-central-standard-gauge-box-car/

This is where my gondola kit came from. I haven't gotten into it yet though. Mostly because I'm a chicken.
http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Models/

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Re: Early 20th Century O Scale Freight Cars
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 11:40:47 AM »
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I got a USRA hopper kit from eBay, I’ll probably get a double sheathed boxcar as well. That Maine Central boxcar is hot! I need one...