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 with a battery and switch inside of them.
I would just like to know more about the history of this company,a Google search came up with NOTHING.
I assume they were a smaller company in New York,trying to capitalize off of Lionel not having any Aluminum Streamliners,like AMT did,while offering a few other O gauge accessories as well. Any information on these kits greatly appreciated.
I know someone on the forum here will have seen these before,or perhaps owned a set.I'm guessing these are from the late 1940-s-Early 1950's,the cars and boxes have that magic"old" smell to them.
Thanks In Advance,