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Does anyone know if K Line produced any "add-on" cars for this 4-car set of 18-inch aluminum cars? I recently purchased the 4-car set but would like to add to it. I checked the Legacy K Line site and didn't see anything listed but thought I'd ask here as well.

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John

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John,

Here's what I've found.  I think you're correct about the website.  I first saw them in a K-Line catalog that I picked up at a show a couple years back:



PennsylvaniaPass Car, StreamlinedObservationK4680-38424199918"Spirit of St. Louis, 'Alexander Johnston Cassatt' (Black/Gold Box)Aluminum#8424
PennsylvaniaPass Car, StreamlinedPullmanK4680-38060199918"Spirit of St. Louis, 'City of Reading' (Black/Gold Box)Aluminum#8060


You may want to check these though; they may already be in your 4-pack set.

Mike

Last edited by Mellow Hudson Mike

K-line did indeed make a 2 pack of matching 18 inch cars for the Spirit of St Louis. I don’t have the car numbers handy but one was an RPO and the other a Pullman from what I remember.

I’ve seen the 4pack of 18 inch cars in both the yellow/ black and black boxes. Have only seen the 18 inch add ons in the yellow/black boxes.

I’d you’re looking for an extra long train, you can add the 18inch business car. It will couple no problem with the flat end observation.

John,

Here's what I've found.  I think you're correct about the website.  I first saw them in a K-Line catalog that I picked up at a show a couple years back:



PennsylvaniaPass Car, StreamlinedObservationK4680-38424199918"Spirit of St. Louis, 'Alexander Johnston Cassatt' (Black/Gold Box)Aluminum#8424
PennsylvaniaPass Car, StreamlinedPullmanK4680-38060199918"Spirit of St. Louis, 'City of Reading' (Black/Gold Box)Aluminum#8060


You may want to check these though; they may already be in your 4-pack set.

Mike

Update:

The above are indeed part of the 4-Car set.  My mistake.

A little more digging however did get me to two additional 2-Car 18" sets:

1.) K-Line K-4680S -- 2-Car Set (Catalogued 2004)

     K4680-30009  Pullman "Cabin Creek"

     K4680-33600  Coach #3600

2.) K-Line K-4680T -- 2-Car Set (Catalogued 2004)

     K4680-34234  RPO #4234

     K4680-30011  Pullman "Tippecanoe Rapids"



I'd like to add these to my collection as well, sometime in the future hopefully.

Mike

Thanks guys; these are beautiful cars but I prefer trains longer than 4 cars. The hunt begins for the add-on cars!!

John, since the PRR often mixed up their passenger consists, you could widen your search for some of the other K-Line PRR 18” cars. There are some 2 and 4 car sets you could add to your Spirit of St. Louis set, such as the Jeffersonian or Broadway Limited sets. They are often on eBay.  You could even add in a Congressional car set too.

Good luck with your search!!

Last edited by Traindiesel

Thanks guys. Mike, I'm pretty sure those 2 are in my 4-pack set. For now, I'll run it as a 4-car set behind my MTH Premier Torpedo. As for mixing-in cars from another set like the Congressional, I don't think I could do that as I like my cars to match. It probably has something to do with my love of prewar tinplate passenger trains

Update:

The above are indeed part of the 4-Car set.  My mistake.

A little more digging however did get me to two additional 2-Car 18" sets:

1.) K-Line K-4680S -- 2-Car Set (Catalogued 2004)

     K4680-30009  Pullman "Cabin Creek"

     K4680-33600  Coach #3600

2.) K-Line K-4680T -- 2-Car Set (Catalogued 2004)

     K4680-34234  RPO #4234

     K4680-30011  Pullman "Tippecanoe Rapids"



I'd like to add these to my collection as well, sometime in the future hopefully.

Mike

Thanks Mike!  I have the 18" Spirit of St. Louis and often wondered if there were ever any more cars produced.

George

Though my  K Line 18" extruded aluminum Lackawanna "Phoebe Snow" passenger train cars are not associated with the Penn. "Spirit of St. Louis" in this thread, I am again posting some messages from discussions concerning the existance of other K Line "Phoebe Snow" cars than the ones I own.  Possibly, some of the members who have access to the printed catalogues could help with the questions below.  Apologies in advance if this is a bit off the subject, but the Penn. car (18" aluminum) search is similar to my Lackawanna quest.

ORIGINAL POST

Golden Grail - K Line 18" extruded aluminum Lackawanna Baggage Car.  Still trying to determine if one was ever produced (uncatalogued or catalogued).  

Associated quest - to find out if the same K Line 18" extruded aluminum Lackawanna "Phoebe Snow" car names/numbers produced in the first run were produced in the second manufacturer run.  First run was:

K Line 18" Aluminum Lackwanna "Phoebe Snow" passenger train consist:
Railway Post Office #1819
Coach #321
Diner #469
Sleeper "Tobyhanna"
Sleeper "Cohocton"
Observation "Tavern Lounge" #789
@Magicland posted:

Does anyone know if K-line's 18" "Spirit of St. Louis" come with 15" baggage and RPO cars, or 18" ones? I know their 18" "Golden State" had 15" baggage and RPO cars. Or should I just throw a Weaver B60 baggage car in there?

PRR never owned any lightweight baggage cars (like the K-Line models), so a Weaver B60 would be much more accurate.

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