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Williams 7 Car Burlington Passenger Set 15" Aluminum Streamliners

FloydS ·
For Sale 15" Williams (by Bachman) Alum. Passenger Car Set All are matching cars in the Burlington Black Hawk livery - 60 ft Aluminum Series Includes Set 43002 Combine and Diner Set 43052 Combine, Diner, Baggage and Observation Williams Vista Dome 6464 Condition: 6 cars new/old stock The Dome car box had been opened several times. Price $175.00 That's $25 per car-------compare on Ebay @ $40.00 I would suggest pickup only in North Jersey or (Allentown train show meet) I can quote...
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Re: Passenger Car Comparison

86TA355SR ·
Dillon, Recommend you do a quick search, not to sound like a smart ---. There have been many threads on Lionel's 21" cars recently (since the announcement anyhow). Lionel just delivered the ESE set, the first of the new ABS cars. I don't recall anyone posting a comparison of the K-Line cars. Additionally, Lionel will not be producing any more aluminum 18" cars after the current items are delivered. They sited problems with the extrusions over seas and many other issues. You should still be...
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Passenger Car Comparison

Dillon ·
Has anyone posted comments regarding the new Lionel 21" plastic passenger cars and how they compare to the previous aluminum cars from Lionel and K-Line?  I was hoping to see new 18" cars in the 2016 catalog but apparently they are gone until a new aluminum manufacturer can be found.  Then again, if the plastic cars are really good, we may never see aluminum again. A lot to choose from in both the Signature and RTR Catalogs.  Hard to believe that Lionel can produce all that...
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Looking for part (step) for 20-65048 MTH passenger car

JDA ·
I am still looking for a step for an MTH premier passenger car. It is the right hand step when looking at the car from the front of the car. I have posted a picture of the part I need. The step is the picture on the left side. Hoping someone has this in their parts bin. It is not available from MTH.
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New Haven Passenger Cars

Macaroni ·
I am look for some reasonable priced New Haven passenger cars (3 rail). MTH Rail Kings would work. Contact me at this email address: cobblynobnorth@gmail.com Thanks for your time, Jim.
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MTH NEW HAVEN PASSENGER SETS

gunny ·
From the cigar smokers train room NEW IN BOX 30-67198 4 pack 15" Streamliners and 30-67199 2 pack add on $240.00 plus usps 30-69028 4 pack NEW HAVEN madison set $170.00 plus usps PAY PAL ONLY first one to pay gets em EMAIL in ROFILE pictures are from internet
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FOR SALE KCS 5-car Passenger Set Price Reduced

Mike-KCS ·
20-80008D MTH Kansas City Southern 5- car 70' Streamlined Passenger Set $225.00 In original shipping box never opened. Includes shipping to lower 48. email orite@hughes.net
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Williams passenger cars

guess who ·
Williams set # 2601 is from 1970's what I am led to believe , if someone my have the paperwork on these cars can they e-mail them?
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WEAVER 20"/80' PASSENGER CARS WANTED TO BUY

Chas ·
Seeking single car coaches, diners, sleepers, or dome cars. I would also consider a 5 car set if the price is right. I am looking to build up a mixed consist to either model the early Amtrak rainbow era or an excursion train.
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guess who ·
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

kennyb ·
I gotta ask a few more questions now! Where these kits made for 2 rail or 3 rail use?(I guess it wouldn't matter?) Was there a vista dome available ?A baggage car? What years did they offer the kits for sale?,I see in the ad,it looks like you could only buy them from Hobbyshops?(Is this what"Available only from our jobbers"mean?) And of course,what year did the Company stop it's Rail Chief line,and when did they Open and when did they get out of the Business? I had never seen these cars...
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MTN ·
AMT's first streamlined passenger cars were smothsided models. They came out in the late 40s, were sandcast aluminum and weighed a ton; they were available as coaches and observations. They were painted for PRR (tuscan with gold Pullman lettering) and NYC (gray with Pullman lettering). The Deluxe fluted AMT cars appeared in 1950 and initially had smooth roofs, thick one piece extruded aluminum bodies and a separate underframe. A later change involved making the sides separate parts (the roof...
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Marty Milner ·
Kaisner ,Midland Reproductions, Clark Benson as well as E P Alexander made aluminum cars. the Alexander cars were an interesting design as they were a roof and upper sides and a floor with lower sides and a metal window stripe that fitted in between. I have a PRR congressional set made of these cars. JC models made aluminum heavy weight cars which were latter made by all nation.
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bob2 ·
I never cared for the four piece approach. All of my aluminum streamliners are one piece extrusions. I have a special jig set up if I want to start out with a blank - I can have any window arrangement I want.
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Re: WEAVER 20"/80' PASSENGER CARS WANTED TO BUY

daylight ·
or 20 inch aluminum Weaver Canadian Pacific, like new, 5 car set. b.zuccala@comcast.net
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Re: WEAVER 20"/80' PASSENGER CARS WANTED TO BUY

Chas ·
Thank you so much daylight. They were at my doorstep today. Exactly as described and securely shipped. Still considering other single cars or sets.
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Re: WEAVER 20"/80' PASSENGER CARS WANTED TO BUY

trainser15 ·
Hi Chas, I have a red and orange Milwaukee Road Hiawatha (Morning Train) 5-Car Alumimium Passenger Set from Weaver. Send me an email if you're interested!
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Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

kennyb ·
Hey Guys, I picked these up recently,and wanted to know if anyone could tell me more about these Passenger cars. The Boxes say:Rail Chief Products Co.NY,NY. Their Boxes also indicate this company sold telephone poles,Water Towers,Platforms and Signal Towers also. These kits just seemed to be different,so I picked them up. The bottoms of the cars are made out of an old masonite board type material.  There is no provision on the truck for lighting,although I think I will put some LED's...
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Need Confirmation If These Passenger Cars Match

elementdude195 ·
Hi, I'm having difficulty examining these two MTH items off their website. They were issued 7 years apart from each other. I wanted to know if the newer one is a reissue or used with the same tooling. I basically want them to match each other when ran together. Here are the two items. http://mthtrains.com/20-65066 http://mthtrains.com/20-66196 Thanks!
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Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

RRS ·
I recently purchased this car which is in pretty decent shape, but the bulb needs to be replaced and the insulation on the wiring to the bulb is all cracked so I would like to rewire it. I can not figure out how to get at this as the car seems to be all one piece except for the roof which appears to be riveted in the top center. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Passenger Loading Station

Dan Padova ·
Here's something Lionel never made, that I know of. I would like to see it done in "O" scale https://youtu.be/XdwFWMezBNA
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ATLAS TWO RAIL TRAINMAN CENTRAL RAILROAD of NEW JERSEY PASSENGER CARS

Bill $ ·
Atlas two rail Trainman series 60 foot passenger car, lettered as Central Railroad of New Jersey and has been assigned road number #1002 and a second CNJ car is numbered as #999. Also available are eight coaches and two combines, all are the same type of car in an unlettered two rail version. The unlettered cars are green with black roofs. All of these cars have never been used and are like new. These cars have never been removed from their Atlas Trainman boxes. $70.00 for each car plus the...
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Brand New Atlas N Scale C&O Passenger Cars

MMoses21 ·
The cars are great for the price especially being a five pack. My only negative review on them is that the frames are plastic and so are the wheels, so the cars don't light up which stinks.
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Repainting MTH to different Road Name

Gary Liebisch ·
I am looking to have two MTH RailKing passenger cars repainted from New York Central to the New Haven road name. Who does this? Len Carparelli does Lionel only.
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Re: Need Confirmation If These Passenger Cars Match

Sean007 ·
Going by the website they look the same and the catalog numbers appear to be in the same series but you would really need to see them side by side. Unfortunately when I googled the. Catalog numbers it showed the same photos. Sean
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Steims ·
Looks to me like they are the same tooling and came out in the same catalogue, regardless of when they were issued. See page 86 of the catalogue link below. http://mthtrains.com/sites/def.../2012_v_2/index.html
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Re: Need Confirmation If These Passenger Cars Match

elementdude195 ·
I totally agree! I can ask to see them side by side from the dealer through email? Doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks
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Re: Williams passenger cars

Mark Diff ·
What specifically do you want to know?
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Re: Williams passenger cars

guess who ·
Parts list & Years They were built would be great if you have them.Thank you,Rich
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Re: Williams passenger cars

BobbyD ·
Are these the cars the purchaser had to assemble? built about 5 sets for friends, may have the paperwork somewhere. (If we didn't toss it recently:-)
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guess who ·
Thank you,hope to here from you
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Re: Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

phillyreading ·
I have the Lionel pre war 2640 & 2641 passenger cars and there is a small screw in the top of the car near the center of the roof. Not sure what your passenger car had from the factory. If there is no screw to remove the only other thing to try is to gently loosen the little metal tabs that hold the bottom in place and open it from the bottom. Do not move the tabs more then is absolutely needed! The little tabs can break off very easy. Lee Fritz
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Re: Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

Chris Lonero ·
A picture of the roof would be helpful to see exactly what you have.
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Re: Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

bmoran4 ·
I believe the 1685 prewar cars have a top like the 600 series cars where there are to metal tabs protruding on each side in the center of the car. They are levers to a spring loaded latch. This is what the latch looks like on the underside: Simply squeeze the levers together and gently pull up on the roof to remove it.
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Re: Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

Tinplate Art ·
Might help further to post this on the Tinplate Forum. Also a photo would be helpful.
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Re: Replacing lights and wiring on pre-war passenger car #1685

RRS ·
Thanks BMORAN4, I now have the top off the car and am ready to rewire it. Your picture was very helpful.
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

Putnam Division ·
Wow! I don't have a clue.......looking forward to learning! Peter
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El Classico ·
I know I've seen their ads before... The only magazines I have that old are Model Railroader, 1950
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

colorado hirailer ·
I have some of those car kits, but mine are of heavyweights. They were produced, I think through WWII and later, by a woman who ran a hobby shop in New York City (I talked to a guy at Wheaton once who had met her. I can't now think of her name, but she was widely known) During the war little was made of metal. Supposedly she ran a good shop and was competent in model trains. I used several different brands of kits to build combine coach cabooses, so may have built one from one of them, but...
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

Marty Fitzhenry ·
Herkimer OK trains, maybe. I remember a company with a name like that from maybe Elmira NY. I know they did HO. I remember a guy named Clark Benson from early York days that did aluminum cars. I think he was out of Conn. Thats all I have.
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PaperTRW ·
I'm fairly certain Rail Chief was a brand manufactured by Model Railroad Equipment Corp. of New York, NY, in the 1950's. Its proprietor was Carmen Webster. TRW
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

Jim Policastro ·
Like Todd said, the Rail Chief line was produced by MR Equipment Corp. on W. 45th in New York. They made everything from rolling stock to track laying supplies, to structures and even farm animals under that brand. Here are a few ads that appeared during the late forties and early fifties. The first ad is the oldest when they were located on 42nd St, before they moved to their more famous basement location on W 45th. I wouldn't be surprised if the aluminum extrusions were made for them by...
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

bigtruckpete ·
Very interesting. I'm always amazed at the wealth of knowledge on here regarding the hobby.
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Re: Anyone know any information on These Passenger Cars?

kennyb ·
WOW! Is all I can say.This is the greatest hobby in the World!!For me,finding stuff like this and learning the history behind it,is why I'm into it. I knew someone here would know something about these passengers,but to actually see an old ad,IS Amazing. It must have been a great time to be alive and in New York City back then!!!
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Jim Policastro ·
Kenny, It really was great growing up in NYC as a kid who loved trains in the fifties and early sixties. I made weekly trips on the subway to Manhattan from our apartment in the Bronx just to make the rounds of the train stores. MRE Corp was always the highlight with shelves of brass locos in HO and O and a back room where it seemed they had anything you could possibly need for the layout. Too bad my main interest was in HO at the time. I hate to think what I missed on the Lionel side of the...
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play trains ·
Very interesting topic! I too am always amazed at the wealth of knowledge on this forum! The people on this forum may not know it all about model trains but I suspect they know all things knowable! Terrific resource!
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bob2 ·
Full length scale aluminum extrusions were available from Kasiner and CRC, both smooth side and with Pullman style corrugations. It is possible that these were Kasiner extrusions, packaged with better ends. More recently, Clark Benson got Lionel to extrude some aluminum bodies, but they all had those horrible letterboards about midway up from the floor to the windows, making them unusable for a scale model railroad. Had he (or Lionel) chosen the baggage car extrusion, he would have captured...
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pdx1955 ·
Probably 25 years ago, I bought the HO version from an antique shop - same exact box and the car was made the same as the larger O variant. The foam diaphragms were pretty much crumbled away (surprised to see the foam still in good condition here). Peter
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colorado hirailer ·
Mine are heavyweights, and I have never seen Rail Chief aluminum kits/cars before (but that car looks familiar, as though I've seen it under another brand), although I have seen other heavyweight kits than mine. Yes, Carmen Webster was the name; she was described to me as very knowledgable in model trains, well known in the business, and, as, also, having an, uh, "active" love life. I vaguely seem to think that one of the train collectors magazines, or maybe it was the old Railroad Model...
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Jim Policastro ·
The internet is amazing! A photo of Carmen Webster and her dog Puddles - 1949. I think that article was in the TCA Quarterly. Jim
 
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