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Do any of you fine folks have a list of all the 3-rail trolleys (roadnames/numbers and/or colors) that Walt Cameron offered under the Western Hobbycraft label some years ago?

I have six of those fine trolleys (best ever made for 3-rail O in my opinion) that I hope to sell, but want to make sure that what I list is correct in terms of road, car number, and colors.

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Hello Allan,

I totally agree that they are magnificient models. I have a Johnston car number 350, a Los Angeles car number 1543, and a Chicago (number of car escapes me) that I donated to my club, Central Operating Lines, based in Bohemia, Long Island. Additionally, I previously sold one of the Texas (I believe El Paso) models, the color of which is identical to the Third Avenue Railway System scheme. All 3 rail versions. Let me know what you have available for sale.

Sincerely, Mike Herer

Here's a fuzzy screenshot I took from my Editor's Corner column in our Oct./Nov. 2009 issue. I believe five of the six I have are visible here. My Western Hobbycraft trolleys were displayed in a glass-fronted case at one time (a couple of homes ago), but have never been run. I love trolleys, but I'm kind of running out of space in my current home, especially with the O tinplate taking up so much space.

Run 238-Oct-Nov 2009

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I decided to do a bit of research tonight and located this ad from, of all places, O Gauge Railroading magazine! Appeared in the October 2000 issue, along with a review of the Western Hobbycraft trolley (actually two reviews: one for 3-rail version and one for 2-rail version). The ad gives me all the info I was looking for, and also gives me some idea of what I might be looking to get when I get around to selling the cars.

Ad from October 2000 issue of OGR

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Do any of you fine folks have a list of all the 3-rail trolleys (roadnames/numbers and/or colors) that Walt Cameron offered under the Western Hobbycraft label some years ago?

I have six of those fine trolleys (best ever made for 3-rail O in my opinion) that I hope to sell, but want to make sure that what I list is correct in terms of road, car number, and colors.

They are very nice looking, it’s a shame no manufacturer in O gauge has made a scale/details street car.

Craig

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I have wanted the Johnstown #357 in two-rail (for the scale-flanged* wheels) to operate with the rest of my trolleys/interurbans off the overhead. And because I had the opportunity to run it at a Branford Members' Day:

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(my photo taken at the 2007 Members' Day at the Branford museum)

Maybe one day I will find one.



*autocorrect suggested "scale-fanged"

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